The scholarships below are Foundation Scholarships that have an essay topic as part of the application. When applying for one of these scholarships please include your name, student ID, and name of the scholarship for which you are writing the essay in the essay document that is attached to your email. Submit your essay

The completion of an essay does not guarantee scholarship funds.

Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you have not done so already. Data from the FAFSA is used in the awarding process for various scholarships.

Applications will be accepted throughout the academic year; however, scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students enrolled half-time or more. Continuing students must have a minimum CGPA of 2.8. Primary consideration will be given to the earliest applicants meeting the scholarship criteria.

If you are awarded a Foundation scholarship you will be notified by Financial Aid.

Farmers Insurance Annual Scholarship
Eligible Campus: W.A. Lettinga

If you are a full-time junior or senior pursuing Risk Management and Insurance as your specialty for the Management BBA and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher you may apply for the Farmers Insurance Annual Scholarship. Please complete the essay and attach to your application. The essay must be 500-750 words typed, and double-spaced. In addition to the essay, please explain your current or recent community service involvement and/or a letter of recommendation from a community service organization you are/have been involved with.

Describe how you plan to use your insurance education to build a successful career in insurance.

Mary Walsh Kole Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Eligible Campus: Midland

If you are a nursing major at the Midland campus, are enrolled in clinical courses (Level I or Level II), have a satisfactory performance during the fall semester within the nursing sequence, have satisfactory standing in a clinical rotation, and have an overall GPA of at least 2.5, you may be eligible to receive the Mary Walsh Kole Memorial Nursing Scholarship. Please attach the following essay to your application to be considered for this scholarship. Your essay must be typed and double-spaced. Remember to attach a reference letter from an extended care facility or nursing home if currently or previously employed. Note: BSN students and students on probation will not be considered.

Describe your commitment to long-term or geriatric nursing as a career goal.

Lowe Family Annual Scholarship
Eligible Campus: Lansing

You may be eligible for this scholarship if you are attending Davenport's Lansing campus. Preference is given to students having achieved junior or senior status. To be considered, please submit a typed, double-spaced essay of not more than 500 words explaining how the scholarship will benefit your academic progress and help you meet your career goals.

Study Abroad Annual Scholarship
Eligible Campus: All

Submit an essay of up to 500 words detailing the reasons why you want to study abroad and how the experience is relevant to your personal and professional goals.

Lisa Trombley Memorial Scholarship
Eligible Campus: Warren, Detroit

Lisa Trombley was a great student and friend to all at DU's Romeo Campus. She worked hard to pay for books and the balance financial aid did not cover. Her life was cut short by a drunk driver in November 2001. This scholarship was established to honor her memory and aid all who struggle with the cost of a college education. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on how as a society we can end drunk driving and avoid further tragedies.

Entrepreneurial Endowed Scholarship
Eligible Campus: W.A. Lettinga

For students enrolled in the Management BBA program who have selected the Entrepreneurship Specialty. Eligible students will be sophomore level or above, attending the W.A. Lettinga campus, and demonstrate previous entrepreneurial initiatives (i.e. working in the family business, having a paper route, neighborhood lawn mowing/snow service while in high school, etc.). To be considered, please submit a typed, double-spaced essay answering the following question: Why do you think you will make a great entrepreneur?

Initech Global Technology Endowed Scholarship
Eligible Campus: W.A. Lettinga

This scholarship is for an incoming freshman enrolled in a BS program at the College of Technology. Preference is given to a graduate of Forest Hills Public Schools. To be considered, provide a 500-750 word essay that includes: 1. Why you chose the technology field; 2. Why college is important to you; 3. How this scholarship can help you; 4. Future career plans.

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