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Scholarships

Be Rewarded for Your Talents

Scholarships are gift funds based on academic achievement, a special talent, your major, or financial need. Best of all, you don't need to repay scholarships! With over $600,000 in total scholarships awarded each year, all students are encouraged to apply for a scholarship.

Eligibility
 

To receive a scholarship at LMC, you must:

  1. Be accepted for admission into a program leading to a degree or certificate.
  2. Be enrolled at least half time - six credit hours (for most scholarships).
  3. Meet scholarship-specific requirements. See each scholarship for specific requirements. Some require completing a FAFSA.

Who should apply?

  • High school seniors
  • Recent high school graduates
  • Continuing LMC students

When should I apply?
High school seniors should apply by December of their senior year. 
Continuing LMC students should apply by May 1.

When will I know if I have received a scholarship?
Scholarships are awarded starting and late spring and continue until the funds are exhausted. We start notifying awardees by letter in late spring. You can also check your LMC Wavelink account to see if you have been awarded a scholarship.

Scholarship Categories

Select a category below for a list of applicable scholarships, then click on the scholarship. 

Students who live in the Bangor, Covert or South Haven areas may apply for these scholarships.

Amount: $2000 ($1000 per semester); may be used for tuition, fees and/or books and or related class supplies

  • Resident of Allegan or Van Buren Counties
  • Pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math
  • Maintain a minimum of 3.00 GPA for eligibility and renewal
  • Have completed 12 contact hours
  • Intend to enroll for a minimum of 9 contact hours/semester
  • Intend to transfer to a 4-year college or university

Amount: $300

  • Resident of South Haven
  • Out of high school at least 2 years
  • Demonstrated academic success
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5
  • Preference is given to women who are raising young children
  • Full-time or part-time student
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: Varies

  • Resident of the South Haven, Bangor, or Covert school districts
  • First-time student or returning student
  • Renewable for a 2nd year if student maintains the financial aid standards of academic progress
  • Full time or part time student
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: $1,000

  • Permanent resident of South Haven school district
  • Student must be 25 years of age or older
  • Full-time or part-time student
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: Varies; may be used for book expenses only

  • Allegan, Ottawa, or Van Buren County resident
  • Completed 12 credit hours at LMC and enrolling for at least a second time
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5 GPA; must maintain for renewal
  • Full-time or part-time student
  • Demonstrate financial need, in particular, have insufficient financial need to pay for books

Amount: $400-$500

  • Bangor, Covert or South Haven Public Schools district resident
  • New or current college student
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress for eligibility and/or renewal
  • Full-time or part-time student
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: $500

  • Bangor, Covert or South Haven Public Schools district resident
  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time or current college student
  • Enrolled in Hospitality Management program
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; must maintain for renewal
  • Full or part-time student

Amount: Varies

  • Resident of the Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, or South Haven area
  • New or current college student; traditional or non-traditional
  • Enrolled in Culinary Management or Hospitality Management program
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must maintain for renewal
  • Preference is given to students with one year of experience in the food service industry and with a demonstrated interest in food service
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: Varies

  • Resident of Bangor, Covert School or South Haven district
  • New high school graduate or a current college student
  • Must have a declared academic goal
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; must maintain for renewal
  • Enrolled full or part-time

Amount: Varies; may be used for tuition, fees and/or books

  • Residency: South Haven, MI Ward I
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) for renewal
  • High school graduate; preference to Early College student or graduating senior
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Full-time or part-time student
  • Must attend consecutive semester to receive remaining funds
  • Have a mentor approved by LMC and Ward I Action Committee

Amount: $1,000

  • South Haven or Covert school district resident
  • Student must be at least 25 years old
  • Open to current, returning or first-time student
  • Preference is given to female students
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) for renewal
  • Must enroll a minimum of six credit hours
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: $1,500; may be used for tuition, fees and books

  • Resident of LMC district
  • Preference is given to residents of Bangor, Covert or South Haven
  • Traditional or non-traditional student
  • Preference is given to students majoring in Early Childhood Education, Engineering, or Life Science
  • Preference is given to women students
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0
  • Enroll for a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: $250; Scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, or book expense and/or related class supplies

  • Graduates of the Bangor, Covert, Fennville or South Haven school systems
  • Preference may be given to African-American or Hispanic women
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 contact hours
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; must maintain for renewal
  • Must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 contact hours per semester

Students who plan to pursue an education in business, computers or a related field are welcome to apply for these scholarships.

Amount: Varies

  • Business major; associate or transfer program
  • Qualifying GPA, High School applicants: 3.0
  • Qualifying GPA, College applicants: 2.75
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Essay required

Amount: Varies

  • Recent graduate of Eau Claire High School
  • Pursuing a degree in communications
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.5
  • Full-time student
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: Varies

  • Accepted to 2-year Accounting Program or the 4-year transfer Business Administration Program (with an Accounting major)
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5
  • Full-time or part-time student

Amount: $500

  • LMC district resident
  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time or current college student
  • Declared major: CIS; pursuing a degree in CIS
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: $500; may be used for tuition, fees, books and/or related classroom supplies

  • LMC district resident
  • Apply senior year of high school
  • Planning to enroll full-time (minimum 12 credit hours) at Lake Michigan College in fall semester immediately following graduation from high school
  • Qualifying high school GPA: 2.5
  • Preference: business or business-related majors
  • Include a summary of community and school service and activities explaining how their service has impacted their life or someone else’s life through service
  • Nonrenewable
  • Financial need is not a factor in receiving the award

Amount: Varies

  • Current or incoming college student
  • Business or Education major
  • Enrolled full or part-time
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.5 GPA; must maintain for renewal

Amount: Varies

  • Lakeshore High School graduate
  • Pursuing a degree in business
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; must maintain for renewal
  • Enrolled full time

Amount: $1,000, may be used for tuition, fees, or book expenses and/or related class supplies

  • LMC district resident
  • Pursuing a degree in Business
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; maintain for 2nd semester eligibility
  • Enrolled for a minimum of 6 contact hours

Amount: $500

  • LMC district resident
  • Open to recent high school graduate or current LMC student
  • Full or part-time student
  • Preference is given to those enrolled in IT/CIS degree program
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; must maintain for renewal

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district permanent resident
  • Open to high school students and adults entering college for the first time
  • Qualifying high school GPA: 3.0; renewable
  • High school applicants must be enrolled full-time and working to complete an associate degree in an Occupational Studies program related to business
  • Adult applicants must be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours per semester and working to complete an associate degree in an Occupational Studies program or taking classes to enhance their job-related skills
  • Priority shall be given to a parent demonstrating financial and childcare needs

Amount: $1,000

  • Berrien County resident
  • Open to current high school students and current LMC students
  • Qualifying high school GPA: 2.5
  • May be used for tuition, fees and books
  • Full-time or part-time student
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to female students

Amount: Varies

  • In-district resident
  • New or current college student, traditional or non-traditional
  • Pursuing a degree in Business, Engineering or Manufacturing
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0 for eligibility and renewal
  • Registered for a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • WRite a 30-500 word essay about why you chose your specific major
  • Preference is given to current/previous members of the Boys & Girls Club
  • Demonstrate financial need

Students pursuing an education in the Culinary Management, Hospitality Management, or Wine & Viticulture Technology programs are welcome to apply for these scholarships.

Amount: $1,000

  • Qualifying GPA: 2.0
  • May be used for tuition, fees and books
  • New or current traditional college student
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Full-time LMC student
  • Pursuing a degree in the Culinary Management program

Amount: $500

  • Bangor, Covert or South Haven Public Schools district resident
  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time or current college student
  • Enrolled in Hospitality Management program
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; must maintain for renewal
  • Full or part-time student

Amount: Varies

  • Residency: LMC district
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must maintain for renewal
  • Full -time student

Amount: Varies

  • Resident of the Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, or South Haven area
  • New or current college student; traditional or non-traditional
  • Enrolled in Culinary Management or Hospitality Management program
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must maintain for renewal
  • Preference is given to students with one year of experience in the food service industry and with a demonstrated interest in food service
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: $500

  • Preference is given to students residing in southwest Michigan; students from outside the area will be considered
  • Current high school graduate or non-traditional student
  • Must major and pursue a degree in the Enology and Viticulture field
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.75; must maintain for renewal
  • Full-time or part-time student

Amount: $1,000

  • Current, full-time LMC student
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0 program GPA; must maintain for renewal
  • May be used for tuition, fees and books
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must have completed the first year of the Wine & Viticulture Technology program with a 3.0 program GPA

Students who plan to pursue an education in the fine or performing arts are welcome to apply for these scholarships.

Amount: Varies

  • Resident of Lakeshore, St. Joseph or Benton Harbor
  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time
  • Declared music major
  • Letter of recommendation from high school music director and/or private lesson instructor
  • Complete a competitive audition
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must maintain for renewal
  • Enrolled full-time at LMC
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: Varies

  • Music major; preference given to piano students
  • Potential and goal of transferring to a four-year music program upon graduation
  • Complete a competitive audition
  • Full or part time student
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: Varies

  • Must perform in one of the instrumental or vocal music performing groups
  • Complete a competitive audition
  • Letter of recommendation from the student’s high school music teacher upon request

Amount: Varies

  • Lake Michigan College district resident
  • Current high school student entering college the fall after graduation or returning second year student
  • Declared piano major
  • Potential and goal to be accepted into a four year music major program upon graduation from LMC
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0
  • Complete competitive audition
  • Letter of recommendation from student’s private piano instructor and/or high school music director
  • Full time or part time enrollment

Amount: Varies

  • Current college student
  • Enrolled in a music degree program
  • Complete competitive audition
  • Full time or part time student
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: Varies

  • Enrolled in an arts, theatre or graphic design program
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; maintain 3.0 GPA for renewal
  • Complete competitive audition
  • Art students shall submit a portfolio for review
  • Preference given to those with financial need

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time or new/current college student
  • Declared major: music
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from high school music director and/or private music instructor
  • Complete a competitive audition
  • Enrolled full time
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time OR
  • Current college student or first time student
  • Declared major: music
  • Letter of recommendation from high school music director and/or private lesson instructor
  • Complete a competitive audition process
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must maintain for renewal
  • Enrolled full time
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: Varies

  • Open to applied music student; preference to a piano student
  • Audition required

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Accepted as an LMC student
  • Audition required
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; must maintain for renewal
  • Full or part time student

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time or current college student or first time student
  • Declared Music major
  • Letter of recommendation from high school music director and/or private lesson instructor
  • Audition required
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must be maintained for renewal
  • Enrolled full time

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Audition required
  • Accepted into the Music program
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must be maintained for renewal
  • Have the potential and goal to be accepted into a four-year music major program upon graduation from LMC
  • Full or part time student

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Current high school student entering college the fall after graduation or returning second year students
  • Declared major: vocal music
  • Potential and goal to be accepted into a four-year music major program upon graduation from LMC
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must be maintained for renewal
  • Audition required
  • Letter of recommendation from private voice instructor and/or high school music director
  • Full or part time student

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Open to all students
  • Declared major: Music
  • Provide letter of recommendation from high school music director and/or private lesson instructor
  • Audition required
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must maintain for renewal
  • Enrolled full time

Students who plan to pursue an education in a health science field are welcome to apply for these scholarships.

Amount: $300

  • Returning LMC student
  • Priority is given but not limited to female students in Health Studies field
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend February DAR reception
  • Reside in Algonquin Chapter area

Amount: Varies

  • Berrien County resident
  • Acceptance into LPN or RN program
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for renewal
  • Full-time or part-time status
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: Varies

  • Enrolled full time in the Registered Nursing program
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0
  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Successful completion of one year (24 credit hours)
  • Pursue a healthcare career
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.0
  • Enrolled full time (combination of credit or contact hours)

Amount: Up to $1,500

  • LMC district resident
  • Pursuing courses in a healthcare-related field of study
  • Preference: non-traditional students making a career transition
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.75 or two letters of recommendation if no GPA; must maintain for renewal
  • Full time or part time student

Amount: Varies

  • Berrien, Cass or Van Buren county resident
  • Major: health-related field
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must maintain for renewal
  • Full or part time student

Amount: Varies

  • Current high school graduate
  • Entering Dental Assisting program
  • Determined by advisory committee

Amount: Varies

  • For students in the Dental Assisting Program
  • Determined by advisory committee

Amount: Varies

  • Permanent Berrien County resident
  • Current college student
  • Enrolled in the Nursing Program
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5 GPA; must maintain for renewal

Amount: Varies; may be used for tuition, fees and/or books

  • LMC district resident
  • Three semesters of study completed in the LMC nursing program
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0 (cumulative)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills among fellow nursing students
  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing education beyond ADN level
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from one Lake Michigan College nursing faculty, and/or a representative of the organization at which the student is or will participate in clinical training

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Completed first year of the Lake Michigan College nursing program
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0
  • U.S. citizen or an international student with F-1 visa in good status

Amount: Varies

  • Nursing Program student who has completed the course “Fundamentals in Nursing” with a grade of “B” or better
  • Second year student must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Submit letter from a clinical instructor indicating the student’s excellence and enthusiasm for the nursing profession and compassion for those to whom they give care
  • Submit an essay explaining why the nursing profession was chosen and how this scholarship will help

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Be an organ donor, organ transplant recipient, or a member of the immediate family of the donor or recipient
  • Financial need will be a factor when considering candidates with equal qualifications

Alternate Candidate:

  • LMC district resident
  • Enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0
  • Enrolled in, or plan to enroll in a field of student related to the medical field
  • Demonstrate involvement, preferably in the medical field, in community or school service activities.
  • Financial need will be a factor when considering candidates with equal qualifications

Amount: $500

  • Admitted to the Nursing Program
  • Qualifying Nursing Program GPA: 3.0 for first semester
  • U.S. citizen or international student with F-1 visa status

Amount: Varies

  • RN student finishing their program during spring or summer semester
  • Qualifying g GPA: 3.0; must maintain for renewal
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • A student must submit a written statement indicating need and the reason s/he should receive the scholarship

Students who plan to pursue an education in a manufacturing engineering or technology field are welcome to apply for these scholarships.

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate community engagement
  • Focus studies within business discipline to include:
    • Manufacturing
    • Logistics
    • Value Added Agriculture/Food Processing

And/or

  • Have a goal of pursuing a start-up/entrepreneurial business within the community

Amount: $500

  • LMC district resident
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; must maintain for renewal
  • May be used for tuition, fees and books
  • New or current college student
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Full-time LMC student
  • Enrolled in a manufacturing or trade-related program

Amount: Varies

  • Pursuing a two-year manufacturing technology or engineering transfer program
  • Qualifying high school GPA: 3.0
  • Qualifying college GPA: 2.75
  • Enrolled part time or full time

Frank Hoffmann Memorial Scholarship*

Amount: Varies

  • Resident of Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties
  • High school graduate or non-traditional student
  • Satisfactory academic progress; must maintain for renewal
  • May be used for tuition
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Full-time or part-time LMC student
  • Concentration: Skilled Trades or related field

Amount: Varies

  • One year of college (minimum 24 credits) completed
  • Preference: engineering or science students
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5
  • Full time student

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Enrolled in the industrial technical field
  • Must enroll for a minimum of 6 credit hours

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Current college student
  • Enrolled in a manufacturing or trade-related field
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5
  • Must be enrolled full time

Amount: Varies

  • Residency: LMC district
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0
  • Successful participation in a related high school career/technical education program, or significant and relevant manufacturing work experience
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must enroll for a minimum of six credit hours
  • Field of study: manufacturing

Amount: Varies

  • Pursuing a degree in a Manufacturing/Engineering related field
  • Preference: non-traditional student
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.0; must maintain for renewal
  • Enrolled for a minimum of 6 contact hours

Amount: Varies

  • Southwest Michigan resident
  • Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career in engineering, a related field, or in the equestrian field
  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must maintain for renewal
  • Enroll full time at LMC

Amount: Varies

  • Resident of LMC district or one of the following Indiana counties: St. Joseph, Mishawaka, LaPorte
  • Enroll(ed) in industrial arts or manufacturing technology programs
  • Full or part time student, minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Demonstrate interest or aptitude for a career in industrial arts/manufacturing technology
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.3; must maintain for renewal

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district permanent resident
  • For two high school students entering college for the first time and for two adults
  • Qualifying high school GPA: 3.0
  • Qualifying adult GPA: 3.0
  • High school applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, must be enrolled full-time, and working to complete an associate degree in an Occupational Studies program related to business
  • The scholarship is renewable for high school recipients
  • Adult applicants must have achieved a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, must be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours per semester, and working to complete an associate degree in an Occupational Studies program or taking classes to enhance their job related skills
  • Priority consideration for at least one of the awards shall be given to a parent demonstrating financial and childcare needs

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Open to all students
  • Enrolled in a skilled trades program, either short-term training, certificate or associate degree (Financial Aid department will determine Associate degree and certificate recipients only)
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; must maintain for renewal or
  • Completion of WorkKeys assessment at Bronze level or better
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time
  • Submit 1 - 2 paragraph essay (limit of 300 words) about career goals and why the applicant has chosen the field of interest

Amount: Tuition for next math class

  • Successful completion of Calculus I at LMC with an earned grade of A
  • Earned grade of A in each prerequisite math course to qualify for award at the next level of mathematics
  • No FAFSA needed; awarded by LMC Financial Aid office to qualifying students 

Amount: $2,000/year full-time; $1,000/year part-time

  • LMC students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must maintain for renewal
  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time, or current college student
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Full time or part time student

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Non-traditional student
  • Preference given to students who have taken some college level courses and have demonstrated motivation and academic success in those courses
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.0; must maintain for renewal
  • Enrolled full time or part time

Amount: $1,000; scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, or book expense and/or related class supplies

  • Preference for Brandywine, Buchanan and Niles and high school graduates
  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5
  • Full time student

Amount: Varies

  • Recent Benton Harbor High School graduate
  • Priority consideration given to those entering college for the first time the fall after graduation
  • Highest priority given to students who have participated in the Boys and Girls Club of Benton Harbor
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0
  • Full time or part time student
  • Have a declared major and be pursuing a degree

OR

  • First time in any college or current college student
  • Benton Harbor resident
  • Declared major and pursuing a degree
  • Full time or part time student
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; GPA requirement may be waived for those who have been out of school for more than two years.

Amount: $1,000

  • LMC district resident
  • Open to current students who have completed one year in the Education program, excluding transitional studies coursework
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0
  • May be used for tuition, fees and books
  • Full-time student
  • Preference is given to students pursuing a degree in Education, with the goal to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree and desire to teach pre-kindergarten through fifth grade education

Amount: Varies

  • Demonstrated leadership and/or service to the Benton Harbor Community and/or school system
  • Enrolled at least half time
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.0; must maintain for second semester renewal
  • Must reapply for a second year scholarship

Amount: Varies

  • Open to graduates of Lakeshore High School who are entering college the fall after graduation
  • Qualifying high school GPA: 2.75
  • Qualifying LMC GPA: 3.0; must maintain for renewal
  • Full time student

Amount: Varies

  • Recent high school graduate or current LMC student
  • Preference: students enrolled in natural sciences; students planning to teach ecology, conservation, or work in forestry and agriculture.
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must maintain 2.5 GPA for renewal
  • Full time student
  • Financial need will be considered

Amount: Varies

  • Permanent resident of Berrien County
  • New or returning student
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; must maintain for renewal
  • Applicants out of school for more than 2 years may have GPA waived
  • Full time or part time student
  • Demonstrate financial need; not qualified to receive other significant financial aid.

Amount: Varies

  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time
  • Berrien County resident
  • Qualifying high school GPA: 3.0; maintain 3.0 GPA for renewal
  • Full time student

Amount: $1,000

  • New or current college student
  • Preference to Allegan County residents
  • Must be self-supporting, without parental/guardian or employer support
  • May be used for credit or non-credit courses, For non-credit courses, demonstrate how the course(s) will assist in changing your career or enhancing your community
  • May be used for tuition, fees, books and on-campus housing
  • Full-time or part-time student

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district permanent resident
  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time or LMC student
  • Qualifying high school GPA: 3.0
  • Qualifying LMC GPA: 3.0
  • Full time or part time enrollment status

Amount: $1000, may be used for tuition, fees, books and/or related classroom supplies

  • LMC district resident
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA for eligibility for 2nd semester award
  • Enrolled for a minimum of 6 contact hours

Amount: $500

  • LMC district resident
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; may be waived for applicants out of school more than two years
  • Enrolled either full or part time

Amount: $1,000

  • Lakeshore Public School district resident
  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time in the fall after graduation new or current college student
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must maintain for renewal
  • Reapply for second year renewal
  • Enrolled full or part time
  • Must attend Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce April meeting

Amount: Varies

  • Permanent resident of LMC service area
  • Student has attended LMC for at least two semesters and is enrolled for additional academic work at the college
  • Student is in a degree-seeking program
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.5
  • Student must maintain a minimum of 10 credit hours per semester

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Related to an alumnus
  • Recent high school graduate or non-traditional student
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.0; renewable with 2.5 GPA minimum
  • Enrolled full or part time
  • Written recommendation from a non-related LMC alumnus
  • Preference will be given to merit first, then financial need

Amount: Varies

  • Qualifying GPA: 3.75
  • ACT composite score: 21 or higher
  • Enrolled full time
  • Must enroll for Fall classes by June 30
  • All scholarships and other aid that covers only tuition, fees, or books must first be applied before the Presidential Scholars Award is applied
  • Transitional study courses not covered

Amount: Varies

  • Resident of Benton Harbor, St. Joseph or Stevensville
  • Plan to work at a business in this community
  • Qualifying high school GPA: 2.5; must be maintained for renewal
  • Enrolled full or part time

Amount: Varies

  • Preference given to African-American males
  • Permanent LMC district resident
  • First time or returning student
  • Enrolled full or part time
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5 GPA; must maintain for renewal; GPA requirement may be waived if applicant is out of school more than two years
  • Demonstrate financial need, but does not qualify for other significant financial aid.

Amount: $500; to be used for tuition and fees

  • Reside in the Michigan Gas Utilities service areas: Almena township, Bainbridge Township, Baroda, Benton Harbor, Benton Township, Berrien Springs, Berrien township, Bloomingdale, Bridgman, Chickaming Township, Coloma, Covert, Eau Claire, Geneva Township, Gobles, Hagar Shores, Lincoln Township, Oronoko Township, Pine Grove, Pipestone Township, Royalton Township, St Joseph, Shoreham, Sodus, South Haven, Stevensville and Watervliet
  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.8 GPA
  • Full time student
  • Not a dependent of a Lake Michigan College employee
  • Not a dependent of a Michigan Gas Utilities employee

Amount: Varies

  • Permanent LMC district resident
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5
  • Preference given to adult students with families
  • Enrolled full or part time
  • Demonstrate financial need, but not qualify for other significant forms of financial aid

Amount: Varies

  • Permanent resident of city of Benton Harbor, or Benton Township
  • Accepted into a program of study at Lake Michigan College
  • Enrolled for at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • Demonstrated leadership through involvement in school, civic, or community organizations or church
  • Primary consideration will be given to minority students and students who are not eligible for federal or state student financial aid
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; must be maintained for renewal

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Enrolled or plan to enroll full time
  • High school graduate or equivalent or returning LMC student
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0
  • Demonstrate or document how his/her leadership or involvement helped advance the cause of their school, business, organization or community
  • Preference given to students interested in law enforcement, environmental programs, agriculture, or education

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Preference given to single mothers/single parents/single black males
  • Enrolled in a degree program  Qualifying GPA: 2.75
  • Enrolled full or part time (minimum of 6 credit hours per semester)
  • Student may re-apply for renewal
  • Demonstrate financial need but do not qualify for other significant financial aid

Amount: Varies

  • A REALTOR® or Affiliate Member of SWMAR
  • The spouse of a REALTOR® or Affiliate Member of SWMAR
  • The child of a REALTOR® or Affiliate Member of SWMAR
  • The grandchild of a REALTOR® or Affiliate Member of SWMAR
  • Qualifying high school GPA: 3.0  Must submit essay
  • Full or part time student
  • Financial need may be considered when applicants of equal ability apply

Amount: $1,000

  • Resident of St. Joseph Township, Michigan
  • Open to high school seniors
  • Demonstrate leadership through involvement in school, civic, community, or church organization
  • Plan to enroll full time (minimum 12 credit hours) at LMC for fall semester following high school graduation
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must maintain for renewal

Amount: Varies

  • Written nomination by faculty member or group advisor (e.g. Phi Theta Kappa) with knowledge of applicant’s academic and interpersonal competencies
  • Provide minimum 40 hours of tutoring during each semester award is received
  • Complete one level of CRLA – certified tutor training per semester awarded (three levels available)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) per the Financial Aid office
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must maintain
  • Submit tutoring application to Learning Assistance Center
  • Transitional Studies department will review applicants and determine recipients

Amount: Varies

  • Completed one year of study at LMC with one year residency at Beckwith Hall
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.5
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester
  • Demonstrated leadership with others in the residence hall
  • Demonstrated leadership in student life on LMC campus

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Open to all students
  • Preference given to a student of a single parent family or a single parent
  • Qualifying GPA: 2.5; must maintain for renewal
  • May be full or part time student
  • Open to those who do not qualify for other financial aid

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district resident
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a first-time enrollee in any college
  • Plan to enroll for at least 6 credit hours
  • Have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.5 or GED

Amount: Varies

  • Priority given to LMC district permanent residents and residents of Elkhart, LaPorte, or St. Joseph, Indiana counties
  • Qualifying high school GPA: 2.25; may be waived if applicant is out of school more than 2 years
  • Qualifying LMC student GPA: 2.5
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA and submit a new application for renewal
  • Open to those who not eligible for full Pell grant or other substantial aid

Amount: Varies

  • LMC district permanent resident
  • Current high school graduate entering college for the first time or a current college student
  • Qualifying GPA: 3.0; must maintain for renewal
  • May be full or part time student

 

Thank you!

Thank you to our generous businesses, friends, and organizations that have established these scholarships.  Are you interested in establishing or adding to a scholarship or fund?  Contact Rita Whise, Manager, Advancement Programs and Stewardship at Lake Michigan College Foundation at rwhise@lakemichigancollege.edu or (269) 927-6278.