Financial Aid and Scholarships

Click link below to print a list of scholarships through November; December through next year will be coming soon!

Scholarships 2018-2019

*Updates to the Scholarships List are regularly emailed to students and parents and copies are available in the Student Services Center and online at the link above. Most applications are online; links are in the list. Paper applications are on file in Student Services (black cabinet, bottom drawer, left side).  Remember to check this document and the links often for updates and changes.  See Mrs. Bueby or Mrs. Molby if you have any questions.

NMC Regional Financial Aid Information SessionTuesday, September 25th @ 6pm at Elk Rapids High School in the Auditorium. The 2018-2019 FAFSA opens October 1st. A Northwestern Michigan College event for all area schools. Staff from NMC will help students get to know the financial aid process and become aware of available resources. Find out- “How much will college cost and how will you pay for it?” and “Finding cash for college- a guide to financial aid”. For information on changes to the FAFSA visit:

College Night  – Thursday, October 11, 2018 6pm-8pm at the NMC Hagerty Center in Traverse City- Over 50 College, Universities, Trade Schools, and Military will be present for high school students and parents/guardians to explore programs and gain more information. NEW! Pre-register for a college fair event online at and save yourself time at the fair by streamlining your information.

College Application Month is October.  Some applications to Michigan Colleges are free this month!  Mrs. Bueby will be meeting with you to help apply.  See the bulletin board for details on participating colleges.

Local College Fairs –      Traverse City Central High School March 12, 2019- 6-7pm

                                               Charlevoix Middle/High School March 14, 2019 9-10:30am  

                                                Gaylord High School March 14, 2019 6-7:30pm

                                          Over 40 Colleges, Universities, Trade Schools, and Military will be present for high school students and parents/guardians to explore programs and gain more information.


Helpful Tips and Links:

Visit to fill out the FAFSA form for federal financial aid. Each state has a deadline, and private schools may have earlier deadlines. Check with your college/university. FAFSA forms are available online starting October 1. You must create a FSA ID at this site before beginning the actual FAFSA form.  Click on the FSA ID at the top of the page.  You can get the FSA ID now, and start the FAFSA form after October 1. 

Use the FAFSA4caster to help you understand your options for paying for college- provide some basic information and they’ll estimate your eligibility for federal student aid. Click here: Income Estimator, then click on FAFSA4caster to begin.

This helpful page explains the 7 essential items needed when applying for the FAFSA:

For FAFSA deadline information, check out:

Go to for scholarships through the State of Michigan.

Visit for the federal search for scholarships.

For more scholarships, visit Contact the ERHS Student Services for username and password.

For NMC related scholarships go to

Is it a scholarship scam? Visit

Information on various summer programs is available in Student Services.


Updated 9/12/2018