Scholarships

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Thank you for your interest in the scholarship programs administered by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.






Applying through the web portal assures that you will be considered for ALL of the scholarship programs below.

NOTE: Priority deadline is May 1st each year. Applications received after that date may be considered by some programs, but not all.

To apply to the scholarship programs listed below, simply take the following steps:

  • To start an application, go to our web portal at the following link, click here.
     
  • To resume a draft application you have already started, click here.
     
  • To apply to our special funds established for employees and their children from English Gardens, Plante Moran, the Michigan Teamsters and the Intertape Polymer Group, click here.
     
  • Once you start an application, make sure that you check your spam blocker so that you receive any email correspondence from us.

If you have questions, please call us at 313-961-6675 or email us at scholarships@cfsem.org
 


Many generous donors have established scholarship programs with us, including the following. To learn more detailed information about any of these programs, simply click on the name:
 




We also administer some scholarship programs directly through school districts in our region. These are often programs that are specific to one school district, and have a committee of local leaders who help select the scholarship recipients.

To apply to any of the school-based scholarship programs, you simply need to visit the guidance counselor in the school district of the program. We are pleased that all of these programs use a common application form which you can also find included in our list of common forms below. If, after speaking to the guidance counselor, you need extra copies of that form, or a form for your recommenders, you can find below.

We encourage you to click on the scholarships you are interested in and learn more about the details of each fund, as these do not have a common deadline.
 




Here is a list of the School-Based Scholarships Programs administered by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. To learn more details about any of these programs, simply click on the name:



Below is a list of forms that you may need during your application process. Simply click on the name to download a PDF of the form:
 

  • Common Application Form: This form is used for any of our school-based programs.
     
  • Recommender Form: This form is used by recommenders for ALL of our scholarships programs.
     
  • High School Certification Form: This form is used by high school counselors or principals for ALL of our scholarships programs.
     
  • College Choice Form: This form is used by scholarship awardees only, once they have made a final college selection.
     
  • Renewal Application Form: This form is used by former awardees who are now applying for additional support, as allowed by some of the scholarship programs.


Special Forms for Renaissance of Values Fund ONLY:

  • Cornerstone Application Form: This is for 8th graders at Cornerstone School to apply for funding for private, accredited high schools.
     
  • Everest Application Form: This is for 8th graders at Everest Academy to apply for funding for private, accredited high schools.
     
  • Financial Aid Form: This form is for both Cornerstone and Everest applicants to complete for inclusion with their applications.



The following is a general list of resources that many scholarship seekers find helpful:

  • www.FAFSA.gov: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be considered for federal, state and college grants, loans and work study.
  • www.fastweb.org: Largest free online scholarship search website
  • www.knowhow2go.org: Informative website to help you make your college dreams a reality
  • www.EduGuide.org: Interactive website to help you develop your plan for college
  • www.MichiganCap.org: Interactive website to help you in your college, career and financial aid search