Internal Scholarships

Applications are available in the I.H.S. Guidance Office on March 1st

Most are due April 1st at 3:15 p.m.

 

C.L. & Mary Phelps Scholarship

Phelps Scholarship Guidelines and Application

Phelps Scholarship Renewal Application

Deadline: May 1st

Amount: To be determined by a scholarship committee.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the C.L. Phelps Scholarship, students must have earned a 3.00 or above GPA during their first seven (7) semesters at Ishpeming High School. (Transfer students who meet the GPA requirements are eligible to apply.)

To become eligible for consideration for a C.L. Phelps scholarship renewal it is also necessary to request a current transcript of grades (including a cumulative GPA to date) from the college, university or school.

 

 

Edward and Lillian Nolan Scholarship

Nolan Scholarship Application

Nolan Scholarship Renewal Application

Deadline: May 1st

Amount: To be determined by a scholarship committee. Renewable.

Eligibility: To be eligible for an Edward and Lillian Nolan Scholarship, students must have earned a 2.5 or above GPA during their first seven (7) semesters at Ishpeming High School. (Transfer students who meet the GPA requirement are eligible to apply.)

 

Nellie (Giotto) Gaball Italian-American Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Amount:  $1000.00

Eligibility:  To be eligible for a Nellie (Giotto) Gaball Italian-American Scholarship, students must be of Italian decent – Italian linage must be shown on the application, be a graduating senior of Ishpeming High School, and attend Northern Michigan University of Marquette, MI.

 

Anona Quayle Nursing Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Amount:  $250.00

Eligibility:  Students must possess a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 or above on a four point scale, over their four years of high school.  Applicant must be pursuing either a registered or practical nursing degree with preference given to a student in Allied Health.  Factors that would be considered are the student’s compassion, dedication, character, and commitment to a career in nursing.

 

Ben Renz Scholarship in English and Speech

Deadline: 3:15 PM on April 1st or on the preceding Friday if April 1st falls on a Saturday or Sunday.

Amount: Approx. $500.00

Eligibility: The scholarship is intended for a senior being graduated from the Ishpeming High School who will be attending a university (or four-year college) to pursue a degree in English or Speech Writing (Speech Communication, Theater, Mass Communication, Broadcasting, Public Relations or Journalism)

The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of the award.

The primary criterion to be used in arriving at the successful applicant shall be potential to further the field of English through teaching or promise to contribute to the communications industry through professional application of the student’s skills or the teaching of communications (as defined above).

 

Beverly Perry Ladin Merit Scholarship

Ladin Scholarship Renewal Questionnaire

Deadline: April 1st

Amount: The scholarship amount shall be $2,000 per year for a period of no more than four consecutive years. The yearly scholarship amount shall be paid at the end of each successfully completed academic semester or term. (Offered next in 2011 or when present recipient no longer qualifies.)

Eligibility: The recipient must be a female residing within the boundaries of the Ishpeming School District, who shall graduate in the top academic 1/3 of her high school graduating class. In determining the student who shall be awarded the scholarship, the scholarship committee shall use as criteria grades, difficulty of course study, the recommendation of the high school and citizenship. (This scholarship is offered every four years, unless the present recipient is disqualified.) The recipient’s financial need must be demonstrated.

When enrolled in a post-high school educational institution, the recipient must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) and a full academic course load to continue to receive the scholarship amount. Should the recipient fail to maintain the minimum grade point average or full academic course load, the scholarship shall terminate. The recipient must provide the high school principal’s office with an official copy of the recipient’s transcript of grades at the conclusion of each semester or term.

Should the recipient be unable or unwilling to enter the freshman or initial semester or term, an alternate recipient shall then be awarded the scholarship subject to the terms as herein set forth.

If in the opinion of the scholarship selection committee no student meets the criteria herein established, then no scholarship will be awarded for that year and is to be made available for the following or later years.

 

C. Henry Seaborg Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Amount: The amount of the grant shall be determined by the interest the original amount can accrue in a one year period. The original amount of $1,000 is to remain untouched so that this fund will be permanent and self-perpetuating and remain in effect for as long as possible and/or practical.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible, the recipient shall continue his/her education in a technically-related field of study. The Board of Trustees shall select an eligible recipient who will have demonstrated qualities of good character and citizenship. In event that there is no eligible candidate in a given year, more than one recipient may be given a grant in the following year or years. The grant shall be deposited by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board at the school the recipient plans to attend. The student shall have met all entrance requirements and have been accepted at the school.

 

C.L. Phelps Prize

 Amount: $500.00

Eligibility: The prize or prizes to be awarded on the basis of personal improvement during the high school course, industry, reliability, scholarship, moral character and the promise of becoming a useful citizen or citizens. The selection of the recipients of this award is to be made by the committee consisting of the Superintendent of Schools and two citizens of the community, one of whom shall be a man and the other a woman, said citizens to be selected by the Board of Education each year. The committee is to meet and make its selection on or before the first day of June of each year, and if in any year it may be deemed advisable to this committee that no award be made for such year, then the income of said fund for such year shall be added to the principal of this fund.


Clermont C. & Kathryn Watson Scholarship

Watson Scholarship Guidelines and Application

Deadline:  May 1st

Amount:  $1000

Eligibility:  Student must demonstrate good character, good citizenship, need, above average intelligence, a good scholastic record and have a recommendation from the Principal.

 

Daniel Olson Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Amount:  Varies

Eligibility:  Ishpeming High School Graduate, GPA of 2.00 or better.  Student must have participated in athletics while attending IHS.  Character and citizenship will be important considerations.  Preference will be given to a student who has participated in football.

 

Dee Brown Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Amount: The amount of the scholarship grant shall be determined by the interest the deposit amount can accrue in a one year period.

Eligibility: The recipient must be a female student of the Ishpeming High School Senior Class who shall have been admitted to Northern Michigan University in a BA/BS program. The recipient must be going into an Education or Health Related Field. Education fields include Health, Physical Education and English. The Scholarship Selection Committee will consider citizenship, character, attendance and financial need into consideration when making the selection.

 

Douglas Mood Memorial Scholarship

Douglas Mood Memorial Scholarship Application

Deadline: April 1st

Amount: $1000

Eligibility: Be a graduating senior of Ishpeming High School.  Have a minimum 3.00 GPA during the first seven (7) semesters at Ishpeming High School (Transfer students are eligible if they meet the GPA requirements).  Pursuing a four (4) year degree in Education or Engineering at either Northern Michigan University or Michigan Technological University.

 

Duane Phillips Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Amount: $200 in the form of a check made payable to the school, college or university of his/her choice to be used to help defray expenses.

Eligibility: The recipient must be a graduating senior from Ishpeming High School. The recipient must plan to attend a course or program of advanced study of at least two years duration. The recipient must have at least a 2.00 grade point average. The recipient must have participated in high school athletics at Ishpeming High School. (Cheerleading is not considered athletic participation for the purposes of this scholarship.)

 

 

Everett D. Austin Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Amount:  $250.00

Eligibility: Student must be a graduating senior. The student must intend to pursue a career in accounting or business. The student must possess a 3.0 grade point average. Citizenship and financial need shall be considered.

 

 

Haney Memorial Scholarship (Haney Prize)

Deadline: April 1st

Amount: To be determined (renewable)

Eligibility: A member of the graduating class is selected based on the following criteria:

  • The student must have a 3.0 grade point average through seven (7) semesters.
  • The student must have demonstrated commitment, effort, and interest in science.
  • The student must complete each of the science courses available at the Ishpeming High School.  At present this requirement includes: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Advanced Biology, Advanced Chemistry, and Physics.
  • The student must complete Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry(FST).
  • The student must enroll in a baccalaureate science program or baccalaureate science related field at the college university level.

 

 

Helen A. Bentley Memorial Music Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Amount: To be a minimum of $1000.00 annually to the same student for four years (offered next in 2011).  The successful candidate must present valid enrollment forms/receipts from the school or camp they plan to attend to the superintendent’s office before receiving their scholarship check.

Applicant may be either a graduating senior or another student presently attending Ishpeming High School.  The applicant must be enrolled in a music program/class.  Final selection will be weighted in favor of the graduating senior.

Students must be planning to attend a non-profit school or camp pursuing advanced music education.

Candidates will be judged on musical background and interests, academic standing, and citizenship.  Candidates must be pursuing any of the four following areas:

  • Voice training/development
  • Choral music
  • Piano accompanist
  • Music directorship

A committee made up of the high school principal, guidance counselor, and two faculty members of the music department will choose the recipient of this award.

 

 

Ishpeming High School Alumni Association Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Amount: The amount of the scholarship is expected to be $500.  The Board of Trustees of the Ishpeming High School Alumni Association may alter the amount of the award when they consider such action appropriate.

Number of Scholarships Awarded:  Varies.  At least one scholarship shall be awarded annually.

Requirements:  In addition to completing the scholarship application, applicants must also include an official high school transcript and a personal essay.  Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

 

 

Jacob B. and Sarah C. Casper Scholarship

Casper Scholarship Guidelines and Application

Deadline: April 1st (Not available until 2015)

Amount: Approximately $5000/year for a period of not more than four (4) years.

Grade point average of 3.0 or better, graduating senior, enrolled in a four year college or university and must maintain a GPA of 3.0 to continue to receive the scholarship amount.

The scholarship will not be available to any present Ishpeming High School Senior as long as a previous recipient is still meeting the terms and conditions set forth in the scholarship guidelines.


 

James F. Tobin, M.D. Bell Babies Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Amount:  $500.00

Eligibility: Graduating senior from the Ishpeming High School, planning to attend Northern Michigan University and major in a medical related field.  Also, must have been born at Bell Memorial Hospital.

 

 

Joseph Paul Bertucci Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $200 – $500

Eligibility: The student must take at least one college art course per semester.  This scholarship is renewable.

 

 

Pat Potter Fund Scholarship

Pat Potter Guidelines and Application

Pat Potter Renewal Application

Deadline: May 1st

Amount: Approximately $1000+

Eligibility: Preference is given to students entering a medical field who have a 2.5 GPA and who have good character.  An essay is required.  This scholarship is renewable.

 

 

Paul Valenti Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Amount: The amount of the scholarship grant shall be 80% of the interest the deposit amount can accure in a one year period.  Approximately $1500.00.

Eligibility: The recipient must be a student of the Ishpeming High School Senior class who shall have been admitted to Northern Michigan University in a BA/BS program or Associate Program.  The recipient must have a GPA of 2.5 or better.  Preference will be given to applicants going into a communication field.  The scholarship selection committee is to take citizenship, character, attendance and financial need into consideration when making the selection.

 

 

Pioneer Kiwanis Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Amount: One student – $200.00

Eligibility: Key Club advisor provides names of IHS Key Club seniors supported by each member’s activities during his/her membership in the club.  (On or about April 1st).  Information is then provided to a Pioneer Kiwanis Club appointee, one IHS Guidance Counselor, and the Ishpeming High School Principal.  The three persons noted above will meet and determine the recipient of the Pioneer Kiwanis Scholarship.

 

 

William & Virginia Sawyer Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Amount: $250.00

Eligibility: Good student who has not yet received a scholarship or has only received the Phelps Scholarship.