HHS Local Scholarships - DUE March 23, 2022

Letter of Recommendation Request Form

*Click on the name of the scholarship for link to the submission form.

  • 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 Area Youth Assistance Scholarship

    • The Holly Area Youth Assistance Scholarship is a $500 non-renewable scholarship.  It is awarded to two graduating Holly High School seniors.  The purpose of the scholarship is to allow the deserving students to attend a college, university or trade school of their choice.
    • Eligibility/Criteria:
      1. Completed application form 
      2. An essay (No more than one page) 
      3. Submit a copy of the front page of a 2020 or 2021 Federal Income Tax Return
  • 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 trade.
  • George Auch Scholarship

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

    • $500 scholarship
    • Eligibility/Criteria:
      1. DEADLINE HAS PASSED - apply by January 28, 2022.
      2. Be a senior currently enrolled in Holly High School. 
      3. Have a cumulative 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale.
      4. Demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service. 
      5. Intends to major/minor in one of the social sciences. (i.e. Anthropology, Communications/Media, Criminology, Economics, Education, Environment, History, Human Geography, International Relations, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology)
      6. Provide two letters of recommendations from individuals other than family members or relatives with at least one being from the applicants current or former teachers. 
  • HEA 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. Grade Point Average
      7. Citizenship/Attitude/Social Skills/Conduct
      8. School/Community Activities
      9. Number of years in Holly schools
      10. Quality of Essay
      11. Lack of other Scholarships
      12. Challenging High School Curriculum
      13. Need/number in family
      14. Number of family in college
      15. Gross family income
      16. HEA member’s child
      17. Recommendation letters
  • Holly Business Student Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

  • 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 $200.00 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 applicants’ family may be the determining factor.  The winner will be notified at the beginning of May and announced 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
  • Holly Elementary - Nancy Howe Scholarship

    The family of Nancy Howe is pleased to announce the awarding of a $1,000.00 scholarship to a graduating Senior from Holly High School in June 2022 who has been accepted at an accredited college or university.
  • Eligibility/Criteria:
    • Former Holly Elementary student
    • Community service/contributions
    • Extra-curricular activities
    • Letters of recommendation
    • A one-page essay that details 'how you will give back'.
  • 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 2022 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 High School Scholarships

    • “Dollar for Scholars” Scholarship (4) $250
    • Chartwells Scholarship (4) $250
    • Holly High School Coca Cola Scholarship (4) $25
  • 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 his or her 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 Hill Scholarship

    • Award: $1,000
    • Eligibility/Criteria:
      1. Pursuing a career in Nursing
      2. GPA 3.0 or above
  • 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. 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 2022 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 

    • One first place scholarship ($500) awarded.
    • 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.


  • EVERFI Scholarship ($1000): EVERFI's spring scholarship is open! All K-12 students who complete any EVERFI course in full are eligible to apply. Deadline: May 6, 2022.

  • Fifth Third Bank Scholarship ($2500): Fifth Third Bank's scholarship is open for second semester as well! Open to 9th-12th graders who complete a lesson of Finance Academy. Deadline: May 27, 2022.

  • SET SEG Foundation’s 2021 Skilled Trade Scholarship:  Who is Eligible: Michigan public high school seniors who are enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two-year college, technical school or other accredited technical institute within the next 12 months.  Scholarship Amount: Students will receive a $500 scholarship.  Deadline: April 15, 2022

  • Cirkled In - "No Sweat" Scholarship: We are excited to share our new offering of a $2,500 scholarship grant for High School Students Grades 9 -12!  The Cirkled In “No Sweat” Scholarship is a $2500 CASH scholarship you can use for any educational purpose, from books to summer camp. In just two steps, you’re in! Apply by signing-up for a Cirkled In account and then complete your portfolio.  Deadline: March 31, 2022