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Application Process

Students may apply for scholarships their senior year of high school and within two years of high school for aid for the first two years of college. Scholarship applications are available from high school counselors.  The deadline for submitting applications is listed on the calendar here. Please fill out the form and print for submission (ignore the “submit” button on the form.) If you have any questions please email here.

Application Form – High School

Please contact your school counselor for application forms and information. You can download the application form here, but your counselor is first stop for information and support. Click here for the current application form.

Application Form – College

Please contact your school counselor for application forms and information. You can download the application form here, but your counselor is first stop for information and support. Click here for the current application form.

Instructions for Applicants

General Instructions (download copy here):

  1. High school seniors or college students (applying within two years of high school graduation for use for the first two years of college) residing within the boundaries of the Birmingham School District at the time of high school graduation are eligible to apply for scholarships. Depending upon funding, scholarships may be available for 3rd and 4th year college students.
  2. Only complete applications will be considered by the SCHOLAR board. All requested information must be provided. High school applications must be received by your counselor by the first Monday of March except for private school students who should forward to Fran Mershman at this email address (click here) or as noted below. Incomplete applications, as determined by the SCHOLAR Board, will be returned to the applicant. Applicants attending private schools are asked to return their applications no later than The First Monday of March, to Superintendent’s Office, Birmingham Public Schools, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills,  MI 48025.  Please write SCHOLAR on the envelope.
  3. College applications must be turned in to your former high school counseling office by the The First Monday of March for each year in college.

 

Student Information:

  1. The student will complete all questions on Academic Performance, School and Community Activities, Employment Experience, Other Scholarship/Financial Aid Information, Student Financial Information and Educational Plans. A copy of the first two pages of the student’s current year Federal Tax Form 1040 is required.
  2. The student is to prepare a statement of educational goals and reasons why a scholarship should be awarded, to be attached to the application.
  3. The college student must obtain a letter of recommendation from a college counselor, teacher or employer to be included with the application.

Parent Information:

A parent is to complete the Family Information questions including those about parents, dependent children, dependents other than children, family income and family homes of both parents, and any court ordered child support. Copies of the first two pages of the current 2012 Federal Tax Form 1040 for both parents is required. If parents, whether married or divorced, file separate tax returns, both returns are required. In the absence of clear written evidence from an independent source such as the Friend of the Court that one parent has an established pattern of being unable or unwilling to provide support for the student; the SCHOLAR board will presume that both parents will provide support for educational expenses. If one parent’s Current Year Federal Tax Form 1040 is not provided, the SCHOLAR board will presume that that parent will furnish at least 50 percent of educational support and any scholarship will be adjusted accordingly. The SCHOLAR board understands that no parent is required to provide financial support to children 18 years and older although parents usually provide financial assistance for college education.

Counselor Information:

  1. The counselor is to review the application to confirm the accuracy of the information on Academic Performance and Other Scholarship/Financial Aid Information to make sure the application is complete.
  2. A counselor’s letter of recommendation must be attached to the application.
  3. The counselor should ensure the application has been completed (including all required attachments) by student, parent, and counselor before forwarding it to the superintendent’s office. Incomplete applications submitted to SCHOLAR will be returned to the applicant.

Upcoming Events

Mar
6
Mon
all-day Applications Are Due @ Birmingham Education and Administration Building
Applications Are Due @ Birmingham Education and Administration Building
Mar 6 all-day
Applications Are Due @ Birmingham Education and Administration Building | Beverly Hills | Michigan | United States
Please make sure that all applications and supporting material is submitted. Groves and Seaholm students please submit to your High School Counselor – Private school students please submit to BPS Superintendent office. Click “Read More” for a[...]
May
17
Wed
5:00 pm 2017 SCHOLAR Awards @ Birmingham Education and Administration Center
2017 SCHOLAR Awards @ Birmingham Education and Administration Center
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
2017 SCHOLAR Awards @ Birmingham Education and Administration Center | Beverly Hills | Michigan | United States
Awards celebration.