General Scholarships


Below is a list of scholarships that have been announced to Anderson High School. Each is listed by due date of application. This is by no means an all inclusive list. Please continue to use the scholarship clearinghouses ( for example) and the other sites and documents listed on the "Scholarship Info" tab on this site!

All of the SAHS exclusive in house scholarship applications marked with (**) will be available in March of 2019.

October 15, 2019 - Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards - $3,500 - 180 awards Minimum GPA 3.0 go to: 

November 15, 2019 - Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" scholarship for 500 total scholarships.  Awards based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership skills, and financial need. Applications must be downloaded by visiting


December 6, 2019 - Leaders and Achievers $2,500 scholarship for students with a 3.0 or higher.  Demonstrated Leadership ability and Community Service through Comcast NBCUniversal.  Plans to enroll in a 2-yr or 4-yr college or university.  Demonstrate financial need.  Apply:

December 7, 2019 - Specs Howard School of Media Arts - HS Scholarship Test in Graphic Design, Digital Media Arts, or Broadcast Media Arts Compete for 3 full scholarships & 6 partial scholarships in the program of your choice.  Registration is at 9:30am. Open to all seniors Class of 2020 Reserve your seat to Compete at:

December 9, 2019 Science Ambassador Scholarship $40,000 Full tuition scholarship for a senior woman in the field of science, technology, engineering, or math.  For application steps go to:

December 14, 2019 or first 10,000 applicants - AXA Achievement Scholarship.  52 scholarships of $10,000 given out nationwide to seniors who are active in the community, led a project that benefitted others, and/or overcame personal hardship.  Visit


December 15, 2019 or first 50,000 applicants-  Burger King Scholar Award.  Grants range from $1,000 to $50,000. Must be a high school senior with a GPA of 2.0 our higher to apply.  Winners based on work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.  Please visit website for more details.

December 31, 2019 G2 Pilot Overachievers Grant - $100,000 for a middle or high schooler making a difference in others' lives outside the classroom. Nominators must hand write a 1,000 to 2,500 essay explaining how they or someone they know is overachieving by going beyond their everyday job and responsibility by giving back to their community and improving the lives of others.

December 31, 2019 - Easton/NFAA Scholarship Program.  High school applicants must be applying to be full time students at a two or four year college/university or a technical training college.  Applications can be found at


250 word maximum introductory bio about yourself – you may choose to include your work or educational background, why you're seeking a degree in your field, and why this scholarship interested you.

500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?

Signed and dated Scholarship Award Agreement.


January 4, 2020 - GE-REAGAN Foundation Scholarship Program - Scholarship program for high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.  Apply online at or 

January 9th 2020 - The Ron Brown Scholarship:  the student must be African American that excels academically.  A 3.5 GPA or higher is recommended.  Applications can be found by visiting:

January 13, 2020 - American Legion William & Jewell Brewer Scholarship And/Or Guy Wilson Scholarship   Both available for $500 each.   Apply:         You must be a Michigan Resident and a son, daughter, grandchild or great-grandchild of a war time veteran planning on attending any nationally accredited college or university.  GPA 2.5 or above, financial need, parent's or grand parent's honorable active war-time military services, goals and intentions. 

January 15, 2020 (and beyond) - The Western Michigan University College of Education and Human Development offers two scholarship opportunities directly related to increasing the number of teachers from underrepresented populations.   We offer five full tuition scholarships for eight semesters with our Funding the Advancement of Minorities in Education (FAME) and for 2018-19 will offer three $5,000 for five years scholarships for the WMU Future Educator Program from the Pickard Family Fund.  Interested applicants can complete the CEHD scholarship application for consideration for these and other CEHD scholarships. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2018.

We also have scholarships available for all of our majors (the link below is for ALL of our  undergraduate scholarships).  

Undergraduate Scholarship Link: or

Undergraduate Scholarships | College of Education and ...


January 17, 2020 - University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit. Once again the University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit is sponsoring unique scholarship awards to twelve outstanding freshman applicants to the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. By completing the Scholarship Application, students will be considered for all 12 Scholarship awards.  To apply you must meet one of the following:  ACT 31 or higher OR  SAT  1430 or higher  OR  Top 1% of graduating class.  If you meet one of those please visit to apply with our new online application.  Select the Scholarship link on the home page.

January 17, 2020 - JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest.   1st place $10,000; 2nd place $3,000; five finalists $1,000; eight semifinalists $100    Apply:         Write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by JFK in Profiles in Courage.  Subject must be a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth.  You are encouraged to choose an original subject and tell a story that has not yet been told.

January 31, 2020 to the athletic director Mr. Pinkowski - The Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship.  $3,500  Nominations will be made by varsity hockey head coaches.  Gpa = min 3.5, Lettered in at least two varsity sports one of them Hockey, Excellent character demonstrated, and accepted to a college/university.  For more information on application, criteria, rules, and guidelines please go to 


January 31, 2020 - The Princeton Prize in Race Relations.  $1000 award for persons who are helping improve race relations in their school or community.  Please apply online at


January 31, 2020 - 2018 MCWT Scholarship.  Scholarship applications are now being accepted for high school seniors or current college/university students with a focus on a technology academic program. Must be female, a Michigan resident and attending a Michigan college or university for the 2018-19 academic school year. Application and details are located at 

February 1 2020 - NFL Alumni - Detroit Chapter Student Athlete Scholarship:  Applicants are high school student athletes who have not accepted any scholarship funds or grants to participate in college athletics and attend high school within Wayne County.  Must be a resident of Wayne County with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher OR a score of 1090 on the SAT OR a score of 19 or higher on the ACT.  Must also show proof of acceptance to a 2 or 4 year college; have a letter of recommendation from your coach and played on the varsity level for a minimum of 1 year.  Applications can be found by visiting:

February 15, 2020 - Registration deadline for CSFEM Scholarship.  Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has a collection of scholarships which are available to all graduating seniors.  Application Deadline is March 15, 2020. Please visit the following website to access the application.


February 15, 2020 deadline to register for the scholarship portal for Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan where students can now go and apply to any scholarship for which they are eligible.  Apply:    Deadline for application is March 15, 2020.

February 15, 2020 deadline for Western Michigan University Scholarships for incoming freshmen can be found:

The following options have separate scholarship applications, and they can be found at each page indicated:

February 20, 2020 - MEA Scholarship award.  Selection criteria includes academic achievement, extra curricular activities, school and community service, and students from lower income households (given priority).  Access the full details and description at Apply online

February 24, 2020 - Zeal Credit Union - Each year, Zeal Credit Union awards seven scholarships to high school seniors. A total of $14,000 is awarded. High school seniors, who are members of Zeal Credit Union, may apply for scholarships for college or technical school.

     The following scholarships are available: 

       • Al Williams Scholarship - $4,000 

       • Harlan Richardson Scholarship - $4,000 

       • Dutch Farr Scholarship - $3,000 

       • Mark Stroebel Scholarship - $1,000 

       • Margaret Kremer Hehman Scholarship - $1,000 

       • William Allen Scholarship - $500 

       • James Cullimore Scholarship - $500

All high school seniors are encouraged to apply. All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically at no later than 6:00p.m. on February 24th. 

March 1, 2020 - The Detroit Section of the Society of Women Engineers annually recognizes high school women who have shown exemplary abilities in areas such as leadership, academics, and community activities. Please find the application for our college scholarships attached. SWE, at a national level, also has many scholarships for outstanding high school female students.  Apply: This application form can be found on the National SWE website:


March 1 2020 - Rosa Parks Scholarships ($2,000) is now available.  Applicants must have a minimum2.5 GPA documented community service, a copy of ACT or SAT score and completion of essay available online.  Copy and paste site for complete details

March 15, 2020 - CSFEM Scholarship.  Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has a collection of scholarships which are available to all graduating seniors.  Please visit the following website to access the application.

March 13, 2020 True Orthodontics - 2 Downriver graduates will receive $1000 scholarship.  AHS will nominate a student to be chosen for competing at the Downriver level.  Please submit a 500 or less typed essay explaining why you deserve this scholarship and your future plans.  Essays should be turned in to Mrs. Stewart in counseling.  The representative for AHS will be selected from those who submit an essay.  Application information can be found at 

March 13, 2020 - Advia Credit union is offering a $1000 scholarship for any student who is a member in good standing.  Please visit the following website and click the Youth scholarship tab for complete details. 

March 16, 2020 - The American Foreign Service Association.  High school students grade 9-12 are encouraged to apply.  Entrants are asked to take a critical look at how agencies cooperate under the rigors of international diplomacy.  For further details please visit 

March 27, 2020 - Schoolcraft College Trustee Scholarship ($2,000) and Award of Excellence ($5,000) - Requirements include:  2020 High school graduate and admitted to Schoolcraft College for Fall 2020. There is a minimum gpa of 3.0 for the Trustee and SAT = 940 or above or ACT = 18 or above.  For the Award of Excellence - minimum gpa of 3.5 with an SAT = 1130 or above or ACT = 23 composite or above. Go to Schoolcraft College webpage to apply.

March 29, 2020 - SET SEG - Trades Scholarship - $500 :  Must be a Michigan resident and a high school senior attending a Michigan Public School.  You must have been enrolled in a Career Technical Education Program (and provide transcript).  You must also be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two-year college, technical school or other accredited technical institute in the next 12 months.  If you have any questions regarding the application process or the scholarship, please contact Lisa Truscott at (517) 816-1616 or via email at

March 30, 2020 True Orthodontics - 2 Downriver graduates will receive $1000 scholarship.  AHS will nominate a student to be chosen for competing at the Downriver level.  Application information can be found at 

March 30, 2020 - Various scholarships available at Henry Ford College. The application is open and will close by March 31.

Note- *The student will need a HFC account to sign-in *


March 31, 2020 - Advantage One Credit Union - James Wood Memorial Scholarship and the Ronald Stamper Memorial Scholarship.  College bound students graduating from AHS are eligible to apply. Must be a AOCU member for at least 4 months.  Visit for application.  

April 1, 2020 -  William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Program 

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Complete 30 or more hours of documented, qualified community service during Junior/Senior year of high school ending April 1, 2020**

  • Be a 2020 graduating high school senior
  • Be a Member of a family that has belonged to Credit Union ONE of Michigan for a minimum of 6 months (in good standing)***
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Plan to enroll in, beginning in the fall of 2020, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or accredited trade or vocational school

April 1, 2019 - The DXB Scholarship.  Eligibility is open to all African American males age 17-22 who reside in Wayne, Oakland or Washtenaw county. Must be attending or plan on attending a 2 year college, 4 year university, trade or technical school. Go to for application. 


April 1, 2019 - Corky Hancock Memorial Scholarship.  An annual scholarship given to DCTC students who wish to further their education in CTE programs such as skilled trades, welding, drafting, CAD, and construction.  Scholarship can be used at a post secondary institution, apprenticeship program, or trade/technical school.  See Mr. Oxer for application.  


April 2, 2019 - Michigan Retailers Association.  To be eligible a student or his/her parent must be employed at a business that is a member of MRA.  Apply online at 


April 5, 2019 - The Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools 2018 LEADS! Scholarship.  In cooperation with 23 schools over 100 scholarships are being offered.  Students need a "C" average or better to apply and may apply for up to 3 different awards.  See Mrs. O'Connor for application.  


April 5, 2019 - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Vision Fair Foundation Annual Scholarship.  Applicants must be a June 2018 graduate from a Wayne County school, have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher, and include a list of extracurricular/community service and a personal essay.  See for application and more information.  


April 7th, 2019 - LAUNCH Scholarship.  $2,500 scholarships will be given to qualified seniors graduating this spring.  Please visit the following web address for details and qualification requirements.


April 11, 2019 - Young Educators Society (YES) Scholarship.  Available to graduating seniors with at 2.75 or higher GPA who are pursuing a teaching degree at EMU, MSU, UM, SVSU, WSU, or GVSU.  See Mrs. O'Connor for application.  


April 22, 2019 - Student Insights 2018 Student-View Scholarship Program.  No minimum GPA or test score required to be eligible for one of 13 scholarships ranging between $500 and $4000.  Log on to and complete a 15-20 minute survey about colleges in your area.  Winners will be randomly selected from all completed applications.  


April 26 2019 - BASF ALLchemie scholarship.  Availabale to downriver students carrying a 2.5 or higher GPA.  Required a 750 word typed essay using 12 pt. font.   Essay prompt and instructions included with application   See Mr Oxer in counseling.


**April 27, 2019 - Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #2148 Scholarship.  Student athlete qualifications are a GPA of 2.5 or higher and at least 2 years on the Varsity level of their respective sport.  See your coach for nomination.  


April 30, 2019 - Downriver Arts & Crafts Guild 2018 Scholarship.  Graduating seniors who plan to continue their education in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Art Education, Architecture, Artistic Welding, Photography, Ceramics, Print Making, Video, and other visual arts may apply.  See Mr. Oxer for application.  


April 30, 2019 - Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Medical Staff Fund Scholarship.  If you plan to attend college in the fall to pursue a medical career, see Mr. Oxer for application. 


**May 1, 2019 - Bernard "Bert" Toschi Memorial Scholarship.  Applicants must be a June 2018 graduating senior who attended AHS for a minimum of 2 full years and was enrolled in a CTE program for at least one full year.  See Mr. Oxer application. 


**May 1, 2019 - SAHS Principals and Supervisors Association 2018 Scholarship.  Applicants must be a June graduating senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.  Extracurricular activities, volunteer involvement in the community, paid work experience, school attendance, and financial need will be considered.  See Mr. Oxer for application.  


**May 1, 2019 - Big Brothers/Big Sisters 2018 Scholarship.  Applicants must be a June 2018 graduate, good standing member of Big Brothers/Sisters, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.  Extracurricular activities, volunteer involvement in the community, paid work experience, school attendance, and financial need will be considered.  See Mr. Oxer for application.  


**May 3, 2019 - The Rotary Club of Southgate Service Above Self Scholarship.  Eligible students must be graduating from AHS and be accepted into a 2 or 4 year college or university.  A one page essay about how you have contributed service to the community outside of your school is required.  See Mr. Oxer for application.  


**May 3, 2019 - The Anderson Memorial Scholarship.  Graduating AHS seniors who have attended Southgate schools for a minimum of 2 years can apply.  Students must submit a letter stating why they should be considered and how they demonstrated initiative, determination, and hard work through their high school years.  See Mr. Oxer for application.  


**May 3, 2019 - The Paul C. Pomponio Public Service Scholarship.  Students with a 2.0 or higher GPA who are pursuing a career in the field of criminal justice, fire science, or EMT are eligible to apply.  See Mr. Oxer for application.  


**May 3, 2019 - Fast Oil and Lube Scholarship.  Students with a 2.8 or higher GPA who have attended Southgate schools for at least 2 years may apply.  An essay about how their city helped shape your values and character is required.  See Mr. Oxer for application.  


**May 3 2019 - Southgate Anderson Student Council 2018 Scholarship.  Applicants should have a 3.0 or higher GPA, have extracurricular or community service experience, good attendance record, and demonstrate financial need.  See Mr. Oxer for application.


**May 3, 2019 - Joe Farrah FOP Police Scholarship.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher, demonstrate extracurricular or community service experience, good attendance record, and demonstrate financial need.  See Mr. Oxer for application. 


**May 3 2019 - Allen Elementary Alumni Scholarship 2018.  Applicants must have attended Allen Elementary and be graduating from Southgate Anderson.  See Mr. Oxer for application.  


**May 3, 2019 - Southgate Historical Foundation 2018 Scholarship.  Must be a graduating senior that resides in Southgate who will be entering their first year of college/trade school in 2018.  See Mrs. Oxer for application.  


May 3, 2019 - TL Financial Group Scholarship.  Must be a graduating senior that resides in Southgate who will be entering their first year of college/trade school in 2018.  See Mrs. O'Connor for application.  


**May 3, 2019 - The Hector S. Puente Mexican Gardens Memorial Scholarship.  Must be a graduating senior that resides in Southgate who will be entering their first year of college/trade school in 2018.  See Mr. Oxer for application.  


May 11, 2019 - BASF Wyandotte ALLchemie.  A graduating senior from AHS with a 2.5 or higher is eligible to apply.  A 750 (max) word essay regarding gender roles in careers is required.  See Mrs. O'Connor for details. 


May 10, 2019 - Thomas and Margaret Anderson Scholarship.  Must be a graduating senior who has attended Southgate schools for a minimum of 5 years, with a B or better GPA, and is majoring in a Science related field.  See Mrs. Oxer for application.


June 15, 2019 - Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship program.  Criteria include high school completion by spring of 2018, commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree, Pell grant eligibility, student under age 30, and US citizen.  See for application and more information. 


June 29, 2019 - The Matthew Edwards Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to all HS seniors in the Downriver area.  Applicants must either be accepted by a recognized Christian College and/or be majoring in criminal justice.  See Mrs. O'Connor for application.  


August 31, 2019 - has just launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018. We will award this scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on August 31, 2018. Interested students may visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.



**Seniors make sure your SAT score is activated by contacting SSG (888-4-GRANTS or and providing your Social Security number. This is required for your qualifying SAT score to match with FAFSA results; which is the application for the Michigan Competitive Scholarship award.  The award will be matched to your first college choice listed on the FAFSA form.   This must be done before entering college!