Our Opportunities

Welcome to the NMC General Scholarship Application for Spring/Summer 2020 and Fall 2020/Spring 2021.

NMC awards over $1.2 million a year in a wide variety of scholarships (based on financial need, academic performance, and interests/experiences). All students have a chance to be awarded a scholarship. To be considered, you will need to submit a General Application. In addition, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for need-based scholarships.

Please sign in and complete a General Application. Submit it, then check back the next day and periodically to see what scholarships you are matched to. Need-based scholarships for 2020-2021 will be matched by mid-January when we start processing FAFSAs for the aid year.

There may be additional steps needed for some scholarships. Please note that many scholarships have a March 1 deadline for application and reference letters.

For additional opportunities outside of NMC, click the “Opportunities” tab and select “External”.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Admiral Paul E. Trimble Memorial Scholarship
The Admiral Paul E. Trimble Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students in the Maritime Program. Admiral Trimble served as President of the Lake...
The Admiral Paul E. Trimble Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Angela I. Nolf Scholarship
In memory of Angela Nolf, a 1993 NMC student, the Angela Nolf scholarship aims to support students in the Business program. Recipients must: - have...
In memory of Angela Nolf, a 1993 NMC student, the Angela Nolf...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$200.00 Auto Technology Scholarship
The Auto Technology Scholarship is awarded to students in the Automotive program . To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be enrolled in 1...
The Auto Technology Scholarship is awarded to students in the Automotive...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $200.00
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Aviation Merit Scholarship
The Aviation Merit Scholarship is awarded to students in the Aviation program. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be enrolled in 6 or...
The Aviation Merit Scholarship is awarded to students in the Aviation...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Aviation Scholarship
The Aviation Scholarship is awarded to students in the Aviation-Flight Technology program. Qualifications include: - a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or...
The Aviation Scholarship is awarded to students in the Aviation-Flight...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Barbara H. Thompson Maritime Annual Scholarship
The Barbara H. Thompson Maritime Annual Scholarship is awarded to students in the Maritime program. Recipients must: - be enrolled in 6 or more...
The Barbara H. Thompson Maritime Annual Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Business Merit Scholarship
The Business Merit Scholarship is awarded to students in any Business or Culinary program. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be...
The Business Merit Scholarship is awarded to students in any Business or...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Captain Lewis Ludington Scholarship
In honor of Captain Lewis Ludington, the Captain Lewis Ludington Scholarship is awarded to students in the Maritime Program. To qualify for this...
In honor of Captain Lewis Ludington, the Captain Lewis Ludington...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Captain Ray Skelton Memorial Scholarship
The Captain Ray Skelton Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Great Lakes Maritime Program for the senior sea term...
The Captain Ray Skelton Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Carrie E. Smith Schuyler Business Scholarship
The Carrie E. Smith Schuyler Scholarship is awarded to female students in the Business Program. No residency or enrollment status requirements.
The Carrie E. Smith Schuyler Scholarship is awarded to female students...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Carrie E. Smith-Schuyler Music Scholarship
The Carrie E. Smith Schuyler Scholarship is awarded to female students in the Music program. No residency or enrollment status requirements.
The Carrie E. Smith Schuyler Scholarship is awarded to female students...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Chef Pierre Scholarship
The Chef Pierre Scholarship is awarded to students in the Culinary Arts program. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be enrolled in 12 or...
The Chef Pierre Scholarship is awarded to students in the Culinary Arts...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$500.00 Chris & April Branson Maritime Scholarship
The Chris & April Branson Maritime Scholarship is awarded to second year students (30 or more credits completed) in the Maritime program. To...
The Chris & April Branson Maritime Scholarship is awarded to second year...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Christian P. Kamm Scholarship
The Christian P. Kamm Scholarship is awarded to second year (completion of 30 or more credits) students in the Deck Program at Great Lakes Maritime...
The Christian P. Kamm Scholarship is awarded to second year (completion...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Communication Merit Scholarship
The Communications Merit Scholarship is awarded to students in any Communication program. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be enrolled...
The Communications Merit Scholarship is awarded to students in any...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Computer Studies Scholarship
The Computer Studies Scholarship is awarded to students in a Computer Information Technology program. To qualify for this award, recipients must: -...
The Computer Studies Scholarship is awarded to students in a Computer...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Culinary Arts Scholarship
The Culinary Arts Scholarship is awarded to students in the Culinary program. Qualifications include: - a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better -...
The Culinary Arts Scholarship is awarded to students in the Culinary...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Dale Anderson Memorial Scholarship
The Dale Anderson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to all technical discipline programs. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be enrolled...
The Dale Anderson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to all technical...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Daniel R. Olson Memorial Art Scholarship for returning NMC students
The Daniel R. Olson Memorial Art Scholarship is awarded to returning NMC students with a preference for art majors. To qualify for this award,...
The Daniel R. Olson Memorial Art Scholarship is awarded to returning NMC...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Daniel R. Olson Memorial Art Scholarship for Traverse City Area High School students
The Daniel R. Olson Memorial Art Scholarship is awarded to incoming students from Traverse City Area High School with a preference for art...
The Daniel R. Olson Memorial Art Scholarship is awarded to incoming...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Darrell Holtsclaw Scholarship
The Darrell Holtsclaw Scholarship is awarded to an incoming student in the Aviation program. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be...
The Darrell Holtsclaw Scholarship is awarded to an incoming student in...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Donovan P. Rodriguez Aviation Scholarship
The Donovan P. Rodriguez Aviation Endowment Scholarship is award to students in the Aviation-Pilot Training Program. Qualifications include: - a...
The Donovan P. Rodriguez Aviation Endowment Scholarship is award to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
1,000 Doris J Bautch Maritime Scholarship
The Doris J. Bautch Maritime Scholarship is awarded to female students enrolled in the Great Lakes Maritime Academy. Qualifications include: - a...
The Doris J. Bautch Maritime Scholarship is awarded to female students...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline03/01/2020
1,000 Fawcett-Updike Culinary Scholarship
The Fawcett-Updike Culinary Scholarship is open to all culinary students regardless of residency, cumulative GPA, or credit hours currently enrolled.
The Fawcett-Updike Culinary Scholarship is open to all culinary students...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Frank & Dorothy Stulen M-TEC Scholar Award
The Frank and Dorothy Stulen M-TEC Scholar Award is awarded to any M-TEC sponsored program, class, or student professional development activity. No...
The Frank and Dorothy Stulen M-TEC Scholar Award is awarded to any M-TEC...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$300.00 Franklin Sears Great Lake Maritime Scholarship
The Sears Great Lake Maritime Scholarship is awarded to Great Lakes Maritime Academy students. Recipients of the scholarship must: - be enrolled in...
The Sears Great Lake Maritime Scholarship is awarded to Great Lakes...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies George W. Raymond Memorial Maritime Scholarship
The George W. Raymond Memorial Maritime Scholarship was established in honor of 1983 Great Lakes Maritime Academy graduate George...
The George W. Raymond Memorial Maritime Scholarship was established in...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Gordon Lightfoot Scholarship
The Gordon Lightfoot Scholarship is awarded to students in the Maritime Program. Qualifications include: - must have a 3.0 GPA - completion of...
The Gordon Lightfoot Scholarship is awarded to students in the Maritime...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
1,000 Gordon Niemi Business Division Scholarship
The Gordon Niemi Business Division Scholarship is awarded to students in Accounting Program. Recipients must: - have a minimum cumulative GPA of...
The Gordon Niemi Business Division Scholarship is awarded to students in...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Great Lakes Maritime Academy Superintendent Scholarship
The Great Lakes Maritime Academy Superintendent’s Scholarship is awarded to students in the Maritime Program. To qualify for this award, recipients...
The Great Lakes Maritime Academy Superintendent’s Scholarship is awarded...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$500.00 Great Lakes Maritime Task Force Scholarship
The Great Lakes Maritime Task Force Scholarship is awarded to Deck or Engine Officers in the Great Lakes Maritime Academy. To qualify for this...
The Great Lakes Maritime Task Force Scholarship is awarded to Deck or...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Health Occupations Merit Scholarship
The Health Occupations Merit Scholarship is awarded to students in any Health Occupations program. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be...
The Health Occupations Merit Scholarship is awarded to students in any...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Humanities Merit Scholarship
The Humanities Merit Scholarship is awarded to students in any Humanities program. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be enrolled in 6...
The Humanities Merit Scholarship is awarded to students in any...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies James P. DeLapa Culinary Scholarship
The James P. DeLapa Culinary Scholarship is awarded to students in the Culinary Arts Program. To qualify for this opportunity, applicants must: -...
The James P. DeLapa Culinary Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
1,000 Joseph Noverr Scholarship
The Joseph Noverr Scholarship is awarded to student in the Communications & Speech or English Program. Qualifications include: - a cumulative GPA...
The Joseph Noverr Scholarship is awarded to student in the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Les & Anne Biederman Business Scholarship
The Les & Anne Biederman Foundation gives an annual scholarship for students in the Business program. To qualify for this opportunity, applicants...
The Les & Anne Biederman Foundation gives an annual scholarship for...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Les & Anne Biederman Maritime Scholarship
The Les & Anne Biederman Foundation gives an annual scholarship with preference to applicants who can verify that they are employed or...
The Les & Anne Biederman Foundation gives an annual scholarship with...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
2,500 Lobdell Teaching Restaurant Scholarship
The first-year students who are selected for the Lobdell Teaching Restaurant Scholarship will receive a generous one year award, renewable for a...
The first-year students who are selected for the Lobdell Teaching...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: 2,500
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Maritime Merit Scholarship
The Maritime Merit Scholarship is awarded to students in Great Lakes Maritime Academy. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be enrolled in...
The Maritime Merit Scholarship is awarded to students in Great Lakes...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Martha M Yocum Endowed Scholarship
The Martha M Yocum Endowed Scholarship is awarded to female students in the Aviation program. No residency or enrollment requirements.
The Martha M Yocum Endowed Scholarship is awarded to female students in...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$500.00 Mary Alice Strom Zonta Endowed Scholarship
The Mary Alice Strom Zonta Endowed Scholarship is awarded to female students in the Business Program. Recipients must: - be a resident of the NMC...
The Mary Alice Strom Zonta Endowed Scholarship is awarded to female...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Matthew Brian Feko Memorial Aviation Scholarship
The Matthew Brian Feko Memorial Scholarship wishes to sponsor a career-oriented student with a passion for flying. Preference will be given to a...
The Matthew Brian Feko Memorial Scholarship wishes to sponsor a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Maxine V. Hurley Memorial Scholarship
The Maxine V. Hurley Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a third year Engine Cadet, for fall semester only. This award is given in loving memory of...
The Maxine V. Hurley Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a third year...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$500.00 Mike MacIntosh Memorial Scholarship
In recognition of students aspiring to have a career in the automotive field, the Mike MacIntosh Memorial Car show donates proceeds to award a...
In recognition of students aspiring to have a career in the automotive...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
1,500 Missy Memorial Scholarship
The Magnum Hospitality “Missy” Memorial Scholarship is awarded to second year culinary students (30 or more earned credits). To qualify for this...
The Magnum Hospitality “Missy” Memorial Scholarship is awarded to second...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: 1,500
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Northwestern Michigan College Honors Scholarship
The Northwestern Michigan College Honors Scholarship is awarded to students in any program of study. To qualify for this award, recipients must: -...
The Northwestern Michigan College Honors Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Patricia & Gene Wolff Memorial Scholarship
The Patricia and Gene Wolff Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student in the Music Program. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be...
The Patricia and Gene Wolff Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Patricia Prout Endowment Scholarship
The Patricia Prout Scholarship is awarded to a second year student (earned 30 or more cumulative credits) with a commitment to study or work in...
The Patricia Prout Scholarship is awarded to a second year student...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$500.00 Paul Welch Art Department Scholarship
The Paul Welch Art Department Scholarship is awarded to students in Fine Arts (2 dimensional) in Painting, Photography, Drawing, and Printmaking....
The Paul Welch Art Department Scholarship is awarded to students in Fine...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Reynolds Aviation Scholarship
The Reynolds Aviation Scholarship is awarded to students in the Aviation program. Requirement: Must be a student in the Aviation program.
The Reynolds Aviation Scholarship is awarded to students in the Aviation...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020