External Scholarships


Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Scholarship

Deadline:  April 1st

Amount:  $500.00 (three scholarships in said amount)

Eligibility:  Applicant must be from the Upper Peninsula, must plan to attend a college, university or community college in Michigan.  Minimum ACT score of 20, GPA of 3.0 or above.



Cliffs, Inc.

Eligibility:  Children of Emplyees at Cliffs.  Applications are available from the Human Resources Department.



Elks Scholarship

Deadline:  First week of January

Amount:  Varies – Once acknowledged at local level, then may go to state level.

Eligibility:  Ishpeming High School senior who is a citizen of the United States.  Financial need, leadership and scholarship are the criteria by which applicants will be judged.  Letters of Reference are required.

Note:  Local winners will then have an opportunity to compete at the state level.



Ishpeming Blue Notes Scholarship

Deadline:  April 1st

Amount:  $200.00

Eligibility:  Students will be recommended by a music teacher.  Entering college as a music major with a high school grade point average of 2.0 or better.



Ishpeming Firemen’s Association Scholarship

Deadline:  April 1st

Amount:  Varies

Eligibility:  Preference will be given to students who will be pursuing a career in public safety (firefighting, EMS/Paramedic, police, corrections or the military).


Ishpeming Rotary Scholarship

Deadline:  April 1st

Amount:  $500.00

Eligibility:  The candidate must be a resident of Michigan and have a 2.5 GPA.  An essay is required.



Lions Club, District 10

Deadline:  April 1st

Eligibility:  This scholarship is for students with disabilities.  An essay is required.



Marquette Builders Exchange

Deadline:  April 1st

Amount:  $250.00

Eligibility:  Pursuing an occupation in the Building Trades Industry, a construction field of any kind, or in the Architectural or Engineering Field.



MEEMIC Foundation for the future Education Scholarships

Deadline:  February 1st

Amount:  Four-Year College recipients $1,000.00 annually — Community College recipients $500.00 annually

Eligibility:  Son or daughter of an educational employee or son or daughter of Michigan Educational Employees Mutual Insurance Company policy holder.  Must be a Michigan resident.  Must be a graduating high school senior in the current school year.  Must be admitted to and will attend a college or university in the involvement in student activities or community service.  Must plan to be a full-time student at a 2 or 4 year college or university (for renewal consideration, community college recipients will transfer to a four-year college or univsity in the State of Michigan after two year.



Richard M. Jopling Unit No. 44 – American Legion Auxiliary

Deadline:  April 1st

Amount:  $500.00

Eligibility:  High School graduate accepted by a College, University or Trade School in Michigan.  Applicant must also be a resident of Marquette County.



Robert Byrd Scholarship


Amount:  $1,500.00

Eligibility:  This is awarded to ten students per Congressional District.  One applicant per school district for the amount.  Awarded in May.



Sam Walton Community Leader Award

Deadline:  January 31st

Amount:  $500.00 per semester

Eligibility:  Leadership skills, GPA, ACT score and financial need.



State of Michigan Competitive

Amount:  $1,200.00 (Average Amount)


  • Achieve a qualifying score on the ACT prior to entering college
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate or meet the institution’s Ability to Benefit Standards
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Enroll at least half time at an approved Michigan postsecondary institution
  • Be a legal Michigan resident since July 1 of the previous calendar year
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Not be incarcerated
  • For renewal, maintain a minimum cumumlative GPA of 2.0
  • Meet institution’s satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy



State of Michigan – Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program

Eligibility:  The applicant must plan on majoring in Education.  Students who graduated in the top 10% of their class may apply.



Teal Lake Masonic Lodge

Deadline:  April 1st

Amount:  Varies, scholarship is sent to the college

Eligibility:  A graduating senior.  Scholarship and leadership as demonstrated in school activities or outside school, and a statement in 250-300 words of vocational-professional goals.



Tracy Strom memorial Award

Selection is made through a nomination process by the Ishpeming High School teaching staff.  A committee makes the final selection based upon the guidelines set up for the award.  The recipient receives a monetary award at the spring athletic awards program.



TruNorth Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Deadline:  April 1st

Amount:  $200.00

Eligibility:  The recipient must be graduating senior with a GPA of at least 2.5 who is a member of the Ishpeming Credit Union.  An essay is required.



Vietnam Veterans of America

Deadline:  May 1st

Eligibility:  See Application for details.



Wisconsin Public Service

Deadline:  October

Amount:  Up to $1,500

Eligibility:  See Application for details.