Our Opportunities

The General Application for 2021-2022 year is open, which includes opportunities for Spring/Summer 2021 and Fall 2021/Spring 2022.


NMC awards over $1.4 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. There may be additional steps needed for some scholarships.

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

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Economic Club of Traverse City Scholarship
The Economic Club of Traverse City is pleased to offer educational opportunities to students pursuing a General Business Degree. Qualifications...
The Economic Club of Traverse City is pleased to offer educational...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/08/2021
Varies KKH Student Experience Abroad Scholarship
The KKH Student Experience Abroad Scholarship is awarded to students participating in an international activity or to assist international...
The KKH Student Experience Abroad Scholarship is awarded to students...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
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: 05/01/2021
  • Award: 2,500
Deadline05/01/2021
4,000 Northwestern Michigan College Founders Scholarship
Northwestern Michigan College’s emphasis on excellence begins with the identification of area high school seniors who have demonstrated high...
Northwestern Michigan College’s emphasis on excellence begins with the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: 4,000
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Northwestern Michigan College Presidential Scholarship
Northwestern Michigan College’s “Emphasis on Excellence” begins with the identification of area high school seniors who have demonstrated high...
Northwestern Michigan College’s “Emphasis on Excellence” begins with the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2021
$500.00 The Jaquish Journalism Scholarship
The Jaquish Journalism Scholarship is awarded to a staff member of the Northwestern Michigan College newspaper regardless of program of study,...
The Jaquish Journalism Scholarship is awarded to a staff member of the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2021
$400.00 Williams Engineering Scholarship
The Williams Engineering Scholarship is awarded to a Great Lakes Maritime senior in their last year. The award is to help defray the cost of...
The Williams Engineering Scholarship is awarded to a Great Lakes...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline05/01/2021
Varies Art & Mary Schmuckal Endowment Scholarship
Thanks to a generous endowment from Art and Mary Schmuckal, Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) is pleased to offer educational opportunities to...
Thanks to a generous endowment from Art and Mary Schmuckal, Northwestern...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2021
Varies Daniel and Debra Edson Scholarship
The Daniel and Debra Edson Scholarship was established to assist learning disabled students who were previously enrolled at TBAISD. To qualify for...
The Daniel and Debra Edson Scholarship was established to assist...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2021
Varies NMC General Scholarships
The Northwestern Michigan College General Scholarship is awarded to students in any program of study. Qualifications include: - a cumulative GPA...
The Northwestern Michigan College General Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2021
Varies Richard Bracken Engstrom Scholarship
The Richard Bracken Engstrom Scholarship is awarded to students in any program of study. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be a...
The Richard Bracken Engstrom Scholarship is awarded to students in any...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2021
Varies Student Government Association Child Care Scholarship
The Student Government Association Child Care Scholarship is awarded to students with child care expenses. To qualify for this award, recipients...
The Student Government Association Child Care Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2021
$500.00 Health Occupations Merit Scholarship - Dental
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
Varies Sergeant Dennis Finch Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Sergeant Dennis Finch Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to students in the Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement program. This scholarship is...
The Sergeant Dennis Finch Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2021
$1,000 50th Anniversary Scholarship
The 50th Anniversary Scholarship was established in celebration of Northwestern Michigan Colleges’ 50th Anniversary in 2001. To qualify for this...
The 50th Anniversary Scholarship was established in celebration of...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/10/2021
1,000 Adamson Engineering and Automotive Technology Scholarship
As a tribute to the auto industry, Mr. Adamson established the Adamson Engineering and Automotive Technology Scholarship. Mr. Adamson did so to...
As a tribute to the auto industry, Mr. Adamson established the Adamson...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Alice Drulard Nursing Memorial Scholarship
In honor of Alice Drulard, her son and daughter have established the Alice Drulard Nursing Scholarship. To qualify for this award, recipients...
In honor of Alice Drulard, her son and daughter have established the...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Allen & Marjorie Pifer Family Scholarship Endowment
The Allen and Marjorie Pifer Family Scholarship Endowment is awarded to students in any program of study to honor Allen and Marjorie’s endless...
The Allen and Marjorie Pifer Family Scholarship Endowment is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies American Proficiency Institute Pre-Med Scholarship
The American Proficiency Scholarship is awarded to students in the Pre-Medical program. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be enrolled...
The American Proficiency Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Ann Rogers Family Scholarship for Environmental Studies
The Ann Rogers Family Scholarship for Environmental Studies is awarded to a student with a passion for the environment in any program of study. To...
The Ann Rogers Family Scholarship for Environmental Studies is awarded...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Arms & Cole - Brad McNamara Memorial Scholarship
The Arms and Cole/Brad McNamara Memorial is awarded to student in the HVAC program. No residency, GPA, or enrollment status requirements.
The Arms and Cole/Brad McNamara Memorial is awarded to student in the...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Art & Mary Schmuckal Endowment Scholarship
Thanks to a generous endowment from Art and Mary Schmuckal, Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) is pleased to offer educational opportunities to...
Thanks to a generous endowment from Art and Mary Schmuckal, Northwestern...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Becky D. Kelly Scholarship
The Becky D. Kelly Scholarship is awarded to students in any program of study. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be a resident of the...
The Becky D. Kelly Scholarship is awarded to students in any program of...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
$500.00 Benzie Women's History Project Scholarship
The Benzie Area Women’s History Project Scholarship is awarded to Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) students. Qualifications for this award...
The Benzie Area Women’s History Project Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline12/10/2021
$0.00 Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan Scholarship
The Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan Scholarship is for students pursuing coursework with an engineering technology or construction trade...
The Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan Scholarship is for students...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Catherine Strom Schmidt Zonta II Scholarship
The Catherine Strom Schmidt Zonta II Scholarship is awarded to female Northwestern Michigan College students in the AAS Business Administration...
The Catherine Strom Schmidt Zonta II Scholarship is awarded to female...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Charles R. Sole Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Charles R. Sole Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students in the Aviation program. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be enrolled...
The Charles R. Sole Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
$1,000 Chef Fred and Linda Laughlin Scholarship
The Chef Fred and Linda Laughlin Scholarship was established to benefit a Great Lakes Culinary Institute student.
The Chef Fred and Linda Laughlin Scholarship was established to benefit...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/10/2021
$500.00 Chuck & Barb Benson Scholarship
The Chuck and Barb Benson Scholarship is awarded to any NMC student with preference given to any rugby football club player. To qualify for this...
The Chuck and Barb Benson Scholarship is awarded to any NMC student with...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Cindy Warner Endowed Scholarship
The Cindy Warner Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students who are currently or were previously incarcerated and/or in the Culinary program. To...
The Cindy Warner Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students who are...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
1,000 Clare & Luella McPhall Memorial Scholarship
The Clare and Luella McPhall Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) students in the Maritime or Freshwater...
The Clare and Luella McPhall Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline12/10/2021
1,000 Cone Drive Operations Scholarship
Cone Drive Operations, a world leader in double-enveloping worm gear technology, which delivers drive solutions with the highest torque and shock...
Cone Drive Operations, a world leader in double-enveloping worm gear...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline12/10/2021
$1,000 D & W Mechanical Scholarship
Terry Dudley and Maurice White in 1986 established D&W Mechanical in Traverse City, Michigan. D&W Mechanical provides a wide range of mechanical...
Terry Dudley and Maurice White in 1986 established D&W Mechanical in...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies D. Jerome & Margery C. Slack Scholarship
The D. Jerome & Margery C. Slack Scholarship is awarded to students in the Education program. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be...
The D. Jerome & Margery C. Slack Scholarship is awarded to students in...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Daniel and Debra Edson Scholarship
The Daniel and Debra Edson Scholarship was established to assist learning disabled students who were previously enrolled at a school (including...
The Daniel and Debra Edson Scholarship was established to assist...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Dennis And Barbara Fedorinchik Family and Hallmark Construction, Inc. Scholarship
The Dennis and Barbara Fedorinchik Family and Hallmark Construction, Inc. Scholarship is awarded to students in a Construction Technology program...
The Dennis and Barbara Fedorinchik Family and Hallmark Construction,...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
$500.00 Dickinson Upward Bound Scholarship
The Dickinson Upward Bound Scholarship is awarded to a Commitment Scholarship student in any program of study. Qualifications include: - a...
The Dickinson Upward Bound Scholarship is awarded to a Commitment...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline12/10/2021
$250.00 Don Agosa Scholarship Fund
The Don Agosa Scholarship Fund is awarded to students in any program of study. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be a Michigan...
The Don Agosa Scholarship Fund is awarded to students in any program of...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Dorothy Helms Memorial Scholarship
The Dorothy Helms Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students in the Pre-Med, Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Practical Nursing (PN), or Dental...
The Dorothy Helms Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Dorothy Stoel Scholarship
The Dorothy Stoel Scholarship is awarded to students in any program of study. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - be enrolled in 1 or...
The Dorothy Stoel Scholarship is awarded to students in any program of...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
$500.00 Dr. Travis N & Lucile M Olson Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Travis N. and Lucile M. Olson Endowed Scholarship is awarded to Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) students in any program of study. To...
The Dr. Travis N. and Lucile M. Olson Endowed Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Earl Hathaway Nursing Grant
The Earl Hathaway Nursing Grant is awarded to sophomore students (earned 30 or more credits) in the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) or Practical...
The Earl Hathaway Nursing Grant is awarded to sophomore students (earned...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Elks Lodge Endowment (BPOE #323) Scholarship
The Elks Lodge Endowment (BPOE #323) Scholarship is awarded to Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) students in any program of study. To qualify for...
The Elks Lodge Endowment (BPOE #323) Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
$500.00 Eric & Hettie Molvang Scholarship
The Hettie Molvang Nursing Scholarship is awarded to second year (earned 30 or more cumulative credits) student in the Nursing or Maritime...
The Hettie Molvang Nursing Scholarship is awarded to second year (earned...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Erich Blough Scholarship
The Eric Blough Endowment Scholarship is awarded to students in the Communications & Speech, Information Technology, or Psychology...
The Eric Blough Endowment Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Ernest & Donna Rae Gaunt Scholarship
The Ernest & Donna Raegaunt Scholarship is awarded to students in the Accounting or Business program. To qualify for this award, recipients must: -...
The Ernest & Donna Raegaunt Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Evelyn Rogers Moynihan Scholarship
The Evelyn Rogers Moynihan Scholarship is awarded to Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) female students in any program of study. To qualify for...
The Evelyn Rogers Moynihan Scholarship is awarded to Northwestern...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
1,000 Ferguson-Osterlin Health Scholarship
The Ferguson-Osterlin Health Scholarship is awarded to students in the Pre-Med, Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Practical Nursing (PN), or any...
The Ferguson-Osterlin Health Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Fisher Business Scholarship
The Fisher Business Scholarship is awarded to students in any Business program. To qualify for this award, recipients must complete the Free...
The Fisher Business Scholarship is awarded to students in any Business...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Fisher Nursing Scholarship
The Fisher Nursing Scholarship is awarded to students in any Nursing program. To qualify for this award, recipients must: - Complete the Free...
The Fisher Nursing Scholarship is awarded to students in any Nursing...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/10/2021