Scholarships links for the 2023-24 school year are being posted as available.

HHS Local Scholarships

*** For those students receiving scholarships, please complete the HHS Application for Scholarship Acknowledgment form and return to the HHS Counseling office by April 12, 2024. ***

Letter of Recommendation Request Form

Click the name of the scholarship to download the scholarship application

The following scholarships are due by April 2, 2024

Amel Schwartz Post 149 American Legion Scholarship Award

  • This scholarship is open to ANY Senior who is the son, daughter, or grandchild of a veteran, planning to attend any recognized college or university.  Applicants who are related to a current member of Amel Schwartz Post #149, will be given first priority.  The scholarship is for $1,000 and is good for one year only.
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. High school senior at Holly High School,
    2. Resident of the State of Michigan at time of application,
    3. Must be accepted to a college or university and have proof of acceptance.

Benjamin Strong Scholarship

  • This scholarship is a one time $500 scholarship. Please include a copy of your transcript and 2 letters of recommendation. 
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. A graduating senior who has been admitted to a post secondary program
    2. Have overcome a major life obstacle with strength, humor and faith
    3. Special consideration will be given to students choosing careers in music, aviation or medicine. 

Holly High School Auch Trades Professional Scholarship

  • $500 scholarship
  • Purpose:  To be used for purchase of tools
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. Enrolled in a Construction/Building Trades Class
    2. Meet minimum requirements for the category applying for

Holly High School - Common Scholarship Application

Complete this application for the following scholarships:  George Auch, Szott Automotive, and Chartwells.

    George Auch Scholarship

  • $500 scholarship
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. Financial need
    2. Community or school involvement
    3. Minimum 3.5 GPA

   Szott Automotive Scholarship

  • $500 scholarship
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. School/community involvement
    2. GPA 3.0 or above
    3. Pursuing a career in Automotive Retail or Automotive Service preferred but not required

   Chartwells Scholarship

  • (4) $250 scholarships
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. Academic Achievement
    2. Good conduct in school and community
    3. Consistent effort to be cooperative and respectful to students and staff

Holly Area Youth Assistance Scholarship

  • The Holly Area Youth Assistance Scholarship is a $1000 non-renewable scholarship.  It is awarded to two graduating Holly High School seniors.  The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students with expenses of post-secondary education.  The scholarship can be used for the expenses at any college, university, or trade school of the awardee’s choice.
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. Completed application form 
    2. An essay (No more than one page) Topic:  Why volunteering within the Holly community is important

Davisburg Elementary Scholarship Application

  • Davisburg Elementary School is pleased to announce the awarding of a $500.00 non-renewable scholarship to a student graduating from Holly High School in June 2022 who has been accepted at an accredited college or university.
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. Former Davisburg Elementary student
    2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
    3. College readiness and career goals
    4. Community service/contributions
    5. Extra-curricular activities
    6. Letters of recommendation
    7. A one-page essay that details your contributions to the Holly area community and your future academic and personal goals

Edward Thomas Trade School Scholarship

  • $500 (Renewable for a second year for $500 if the student is still working toward certification) 
  • Eligibility/Criteria:  Student must be accepted to an accredited institution that will teach a skilled trades

HEA Anthony Coggins Memorial Scholarship

  • $500 scholarship, non-renewable
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. 3.0 GPA or better
    2. Holly High School student 9-12
    3. Planning to major in education
    4. Extra-curricular activities
    5. Financial need
    6. Citizenship

Holly Education Support Personnel Scholarship

  • The Holly Education Support Personnel are sponsoring a scholarship for graduating Holly High School senior.  The amount to be awarded is $500.00 to use for tuition or books.  The scholarship is meant to encourage students within the stated grade point average.  The decision will be made by a committee of three ESP members.  In case of a tie, ESP membership within the applicant's family may be the determining factor.  The winner will be named at the Spring Awards Assembly.
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. 4 year Holly High School student
    2. Copy of transcripts with a grade point average of:
      • 2.8 to 3.3 college bound
      • 2.5 to 3.0 vocational
    3. 2 Letters of recommendation (one from a Holly High School teacher)
    4. Proof of acceptance to college or vocational program
    5. Minimum of 12 credit hours

The Holly Elementary Scholarship in memory of Kent Barnes

  • Holly Elementary School is pleased to announce the awarding of a $500.00 scholarship to a student graduating from Holly High School in June 2024 who has been accepted to an accredited college, university, or trade school.   Mr. Barnes was an extraordinary person who has made an impact on many staff and students of Holly Elementary School. He volunteered in the classrooms on a weekly basis for many years. Throughout the year he made several donations to Holly Elementary for the book fairs and the holiday shop for students to be able to purchase items. He also participated in many of our school musical/holiday events along with being a mystery reader during the month of March. We would like to present a former Holly Elementary student who presents some of the same qualities a scholarship. 

  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. Former Holly Elementary student
    2. 2.5 GPA or better
    3. Extra-curricular activities
    4. College readiness/career goals
    5. Community service
    6. Letters of recommendation

Holly High School Band Booster Scholarship

  • The Holly Band Booster organization is pleased to announce the awarding of a $500.00 non-renewable scholarship to a band student graduating from Holly High School in June who is planning to pursue a degree in an instrumental music-related field and has been accepted to an accredited college or university. 
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
       1.  Fourth year student and active member of the HHS band program.
       2.  Major or minor in an instrumental music field of study.
       3.  Outside musical activities and achievements.
       4.  A 500-word essay
       5.  Two letters of recommendation

Holly Chamber of Commerce Scholarship for Business Students

  • The Holly Area Chamber of Commerce offers scholarships to Holly High School Seniors planning to pursue a college degree in a business-related field. All applications will be reviewed by our Scholarship Review Committee.
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. A letter of recommendation from an educator or administrator at Holly High School, as to why you are deserving of this scholarship
    2. A copy of your current Holly High School Transcripts. 
    3. Please write a summary of your desire to pursue a degree in business and what career aspirations you have to apply that degree. Must be a minimum of 200 words.

Holly Kiwanis Club – Scholarship Application

  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. To remain eligible for the scholarship, recipients must maintain class status in conjunction with their years in school. For example, a student must be considered a sophomore in their second year, a junior in the third year, etc. Students must take enough credits to be considered full time. 

Patterson Elementary Scholarship

  • Patterson Elementary School is pleased to announce that awarding of a $500.00 non-renewable scholarship to a student graduating from Holly High School in June and who has been accepted to an accredited college, university, or trade school.
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. Former Patterson student
    2. Minimum 2.5 GPA 
    3. Extracurricular or leadership activities
    4. Community service/contributions
    5. A 500 word essay
    6. Two letters of recommendation

Rose Pioneer Scholarship Award

  • Rose Pioneer Elementary School is pleased to announce the awarding of a $500.00 non-renewable scholarship to a student graduating from Holly High School who has been accepted at an accredited college or university.

The Holly Community Coalition

  • The vision of the Holly Area Community Coalition “Is a community of youth who have been empowered to make positive life choices.” In following with this vision the Holly Area Community Coalition is offering a $500 non-renewable scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Holly High School senior who has chosen to be drug/alcohol free during their high school years. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist the student with expenses associated with attending a college, university or trade school of their choice.
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. The Application Form
    2. Answer sheet(s) from required questions
    3. Two letters of recommendation from adults who are not relatives

The State Bank Scholarship

  • $500 award (non-renewable)
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. Any Holly High School senior who has been accepted into a college, university, junior college or business school
    2. College major must be in business, finance, accounting, management or related field
    3. 3.0 GPA or above
    4. Community involvement
    5. School leadership/involvement

Van Gilder Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Two $2,500.00 scholarships per school, paid in two installments, (half before the semester and the remaining half upon completion of the semester). All checks will be made payable to each individual school after meeting the requirements listed below.
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. All seniors graduating in 2024 with a minimum grade point of 2.5.
    2. All students applying must attend a four year college, in or out of state, and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
    3. In addition, each student applying must be considered a good citizen by the selecting committee for each school.
    4. All applicants must submit a 500 word essay stating their ambitions and how they plan to achieve them. In addition, please state why you are deserving of the scholarship. 

Village of Holly Wellhead Protection Program 

  • $500 award to a college-bound high school senior
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. Submit an essay that addresses the question “What could each person do to save or protect the public water supply system?”  The essay is to be a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 500, typed, double-spaced, and one-inch margins.  Include in your essay why you think your idea would be effective, how you would get others to participate and how you would go about promoting your suggestion.
    2. Complete and attach the scholarship application form

The Purple Heart Scholarship

  • $1000 award to cover expenses for a student enrolled or pursuing enrollment in a Trade School, Apprenticeship Program, College or University.
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. Awarded based on the best essay as determined by the MOPH Department of Michigan Scholarship Committee.


White Lake Police Foundation

  • Up to $5000 one-time installment
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    1. Only high school seniors and must be a White Lake resident
    2. Required to attend school full-time
    3. Complete application form

Scholarship Acknowledgement

For those students who have been offered a scholarship, please complete the form below and return to Mrs. Price in the HHS Counseling Office by April 11th.

PDF DocumentHHS Application for Scholarship Acknowledgement