SCHOLAR Birmingham

SCHOLAR Awardees

Supporting Outstanding Learners

SCHOLAR (School Community Helping Outstanding Learners Achieve Recognition) is a group of citizens determined to ease the financial burden of college by granting scholarships to deserving high school graduates living in the Birmingham School District including private and parochial schools.  Most scholarships are awarded to students who attend Michigan colleges or universities.

    All funds received by SCHOLAR are turned over to the Birmingham Student Scholarship Fund Association whose nine trustees include the superintendent of Birmingham Public Schools, one of its board members, a representative of the PTSA Council, the American Association of University Women, and four honorary trustees.

    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.

Birmingham SCHOLAR Affiliations

Birmingham SCHOLAR is grateful for the support of our affiliate partners.


The following video, although long, highlights SCHOLAR’S history and mission; there are testimonials from two of our grant recipients. Please consider supporting SCHOLAR so we can continue to support future recipients.


Birmingham SCHOLAR is a volunteer run organization. All proceeds and investment earnings are dedicated to the provision of scholarships eligible students that live within the boundary of the Birmigham School District. Please consider a donation to help grow the existing endowment so we may help future generations of students.

The application process is 100% online. Please click on the button below to begin the process. You’ll be redirected to an outside webpage where you’ll create a login ID. Bookmark this new page to return to your application as you work through it. Use a permanent email ID for login as you’ll receive notifications related to the process. The application link is effective for both high school and college scholarship applications.