Scholarships

Various scholarships are available for students every year. New Scholarships are posted and deadline dates are updated as scholarship applications become available. Visit the tawas.net website under daily announcements for listing of new local scholarships which will trickle in beginning the first of December and later.

THE PHILIP WILSON EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP (2) The Philip Wilson Educational Scholarship is being offered by the family of Philip Wilson, an educator in the Tawas Area Schools for thirty years.  To be eligible you must be a senior at Tawas Area High School, plan to study in the field of education, demonstrate good school attendance and maintain a GPA of at least a 3.25.  Applications are in the counsleing office and due back to office by: March 28, 2014.

TAWAS BRAVES BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
The Tawas Braves Booster Club is offering a scholarship to one female senior athlete and one male senior athlete.  Must have been enrolled for four years at Tawas Area High School, played at least two varsity sports in senior year and maintain an overall 2.5 GPA or higher.  Applications found in high school counsleing office.  Deadline date: April 25, 2014.

OSCODA-WURTSMITH AIRPORT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
In the past this program has been awarded for flight training ground school and flight lessons.  Applicants may now utilize this scholarship for tuition assistance at a univeristy, college or aviation training school.  All application materials must be submitted to the Airport Authority no later than April 1, 2014. 

MCDONALD'S YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
A $1,000.00 scholarship is being offerd through McDonald's of Tawas for one area high school senior.  This award, named after McDonald's Corporation founder, honors students who demonstrate the characheristics exemplified by Ray Kroc- persistence, determination, hard work and all-around excellence.  Information can be found in the Counseling Office with a deadline date back to office of: April 25, 2014. 

FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE EAGLES SCHOLARSHIP  (Two  - $500.00) The Fraternal Order of the Eagles #2588 of East Tawas Scholarship applications are now available in the Counseling Office.  You must be a graduation senior, have a stament of goals, two recommendation letters from school personnel and two from non-school personnel.  Deadline date to the Counseling Office is: April 11, 2014.

THE HOLY FAMILY COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP
Applicants must be members of Holy Family Church, active in the youth ministry, plan on attending post-secondary institution and carry at least a GPA of 2.5.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office and must be returned to the office by: May 9, 2014. 

THE THOMAS PINTKOWSKI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
One female
and one male will receive a $500.00 scholarship.  You must have been a member of at least one varsity athletic team during your senior year, plan on attending a post-secondary institution and carry a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office and must be returned to the office by: April 25, 2014.

WHITTEMORE SPEEDWAY SCHOLARSHIP
The Whittemore Racing Club is offering (3) $500.00 scholarships to area high school seniors.  Information can be found in the Counseling Office.  Applications must be recieved by May, 2014 to address given. 

RYAN COLMAN SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000.00 scholarship was created to perpetuate the memory of Ryan Coleman, a Tawas High School student who died of cancer.  Applicants must be a high school senior who's overall GPA falls betewen 2.5 and 3.5, however others may apply.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Completed applications must be returned to the High School Counseling Office by: April 9, 2014. 

TAWAS AREA EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now availble for the Tawas Area Education Foundation scholarhips.  The Education foundation covers six diffent scholarships.  Two letters of recommendation are required.  Application can also be found in the Counsling office.  Deadline to the Counseling Office or TAEF office is: March 26, 2014. 
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TAWAS KIWANIS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP (Two - $500.00) The Kiwanis Club of Tawas has scholarship applications available in the counseling office.  The scholarship is available to ALL SENIORS accepted to a 2 or 4 year college and should be accompanied by one letter of recommendation from a teacher or school administrator and one other letter of  recommendation.  Deadline date to the Counseling Office is April 11, 2014. 

THE QUOTA INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF IOSCO COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP
This $500.00 scholarship is offered to a high school senior who meets one of these requirements:  Has a documented hearing impairment, has a documented speech communicative disorder (or) plan on working with a teaching hearing, speech impaired persons (or) plans on working in the audiology/speech patholgy field.  Applicaitons are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline to address given is April, 2014. 

SAND LAKE WOMEN'S AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
This scholarship is available to seniors (male & female) who qualify from Iosco County.  This scholarship is dependent upon the student's current GPA, enrollment status, co-curricular as well as extra-curricular activites.  Financial need as well as the applicant's intended field of study will be considered in evaluation process.  Deadline to address given is: April 1, 2014. 

ST. JOSEPH HEALTH SYSTEM COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS
One $400.00 community scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior from any of these districts: Alcona, Arenac-Eastern, AuGres, Hale, Oscoda, Tawas or Whittemore-Prescott and who is pursuing a career in a health care related field.  Students must carry a minimum GPA of a 2.0, be involved in extracurricular activities or community volunteerism and (for college student, be enrolled full-time carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours.)  Application and information is available in the Counseling Office or on website: www.sjhsysfoundation.org  or by calling the Foundation at: 989-362-0159.  Deadline to address given is: April 11, 2014. 

ST. JOSEPH HEALTH SYSTEM DEPENDENT SCHOLARSHIP
One $400.00 scholarship will be awarded each year to an eligible candidate who is a dependent of a St. Joseph Health System associate.  Application and information is available in the Counseling Office or on website: www.sjhsysfoundation.org  or by calling the Foundation at: 989-362-0159.  Deadline to address given is: April 11, 2014. 

TAWAS FOOTBALL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Tawas Area Football Alumni Association is offering a $1,000.00 scholarship to a SENIOR football player who is planning  on furthering his education after graduation from high school.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office and must be submitted by April, 2014 to address given. 

THE HELEN LAIDLAW FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Helen Laidlaw Foundation Scholarship application is now available in the counseling office or online at: http://www.helenlaidlawfoundation.com/  for students pursuing a career in the health field. Nursing students are given first priority with second priority going to studnets entering a Pre-Med field.  Two recommendation letters are required.  You may either mail in application or drop it off at address given.  All applications must be recieved by the foundation by March 1, 2014. 

TAWAS AREA FEDERATION OF TEACHERS
Click on the link below for the Tawas Area Federation of Teachers (TAFT) Scholarship information and application.  Due date: May 2, 2014.
PDF DocumentTawas Area Federation of Teachers 

 MASONIC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The local Masonic Lodge is offering schaolarships for the 2013/2014 school year.  Applications can be found in the counseling office.  Deadline to the counseling office  is April 1, 2014.

 GFWC WOMEN'S CLUB OF TAWAS AREA
The GFWC Woment's Club of TAwas Area has scholarship applications now available in the counseling office to ALL SENIORS accepted to a 2 or 4 year college.  Deadline date to the Counseling Office is March 31, 2014.

GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS, ARTS, & NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
The General Fedeation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) Scholarships for students pursuing a career in the Arts or Nursing fields is now available in the Counsleing Office.  This scholarship is open to ALL SENIORS and past graduates.  You must include a statement towards your field of interest and three reference letters.  Deadline to the Counseling Office is January 24, 2014.

THE SUNRISE SIDE REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S CLUB ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
Want to learn about Politics?  Want to participate and gain experience?  The Sunrise Side Republican Women's Club is offering an opportunity to do this and possibly earn a $1,000.00 scholarship.  The candidate must be a female U.S. citizen.  Open to a graduating senior who has been accepted by a public or private instituion of higher learning.  They must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and must participate in activities of the Sunrise Side Republican Women's Club.  Stop in the counseling office for information.  Deadline for submitting is:  March 28, 2014 to address given.

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Elks National Foundation Scholarship applications are availbale in the counseling office or online at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm where you can submit electronically.  A significant component of the scoring system is based on the overall professional appearance of the application.  Areas covered are work experience, community service, leadership, extra-curricular activities, honrors and awards.  Applications must be completed and downloaded from website and must be received to the local Elks Lodge no later than: December 5, 2014.

ELKS GOLD KEY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This scholarship is intended to aid qualifying applicants, who could not otherwise continue their education or training past high school, and is available for study at an accredited collge, university, licensed trade or vocational school.  Students must download their scholarship application form the Michigan Elks Association website at: http://www.mielks.org/program/gold.html.  Applications must be received to the local Elks Lodge no later than: December 5, 2014. 

IOSCO COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

THE CARL AND CHRISTINE HUEBNER SCHOLARSHIP FOR MUSIC/CREATIVE WRITING/PERFORMING ARTS
Three eligiblilty requirements must be met for this scholarship. Graduating senior from within Iosco County , GPA of 2.60 or above and you plan to attend an accrdited college or university to major in the field of Music, Writing or the Performing Arts.  Applications can be found in couseling office or on website: http://cfnem.org/ICCF.  Deadline date to address given is: April 1, 2014.

THE MICHAEL WENTWORTH SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ARTS
You are eligible if...you are a resident of Iosco County, you will be participating in any program at an accredited institution to study the arts int he following categories; architecture, design, painting, drawing and/or art history.  Applications can be found in counseling office or on website: http://cfnem.org/ICCF.  Deadline date to address given is:  April 1, 2014.

THE MARIE SAMUELSON SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is for any student who has ever attended one of these schools:  the former St. Joseph Catholic School of East Tawas, the former Immaculate Heart of Mary School of Tawas City or the Holy Family School of East Tawas.  The student must be planning on attending or currently attending an accredited college or university to pursue a degree in Education.  Submit a letter of application to ICCF, P.O. Box 495, Alpena, MI 49707 or email chitch@cfnem.org.  Include the following information:  Name and address, name of college/university you will be or are currently attending (to major in Education), career goals and reasons for applying for this scholarship and a list of school-based extracurricular activities and non-school based extracurricular activities.  Deadline date to address given is:  April 1, 2014.

THE ELEANOR L. AND JOHN R. HEILMAN NURSING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Residents of any county (including Iosco County) within the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan and it's affiliates' service area are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must be studying in the field of Nursing, and have a GPA of 2.8 or higher.  Qualifying applicants must visit http://www.cfnem.org/CFNEMScholarships.aspx to apply for this scholarship. Deadline date is:  April 1, 2014.