<p>I finally sent my enrollment deposit today, so I'm officially going to Umich. I believe all applicants are automatically considered for scholarships, but I only got the Michigan Grant. Did time of application/admission have any effect on whether or not I got any scholarship money? I picked up some booklet in the Office of Financial Aid when I visited, and it says the school prefers people who were admitted before February 1. My acceptance letter is dated February 11. Did rolling have a big effect on whether I was considered for scholarships? I know I applied late (like late December), and I'm kicking myself for not applying early to increase my chances for extra money. Overall, I'm quite satisfied about my financial aid package, but I was wondering if my lateness contributes to the fact that I received none of the scholarships. (I got just the grant).</p>

<p>Does anyone know how I can apply for outside scholarships from other scholarship programs? I got one from the NJ Society of CPAs, but that's it. What I'm trying to do is to make my education free so that I won't be in debt later on. </p>

<p>Thanks in advance.</p>

<p>scholarships are given on a rolling basis from what i've seen. but, if ur looking to cut down cost, i'd advise u to apply for the telluride scholarship next year ( i believe the deadline for this year has already passed), it provides room and board for as long as u r at um and meet the scholarship requirements throughout ur stay, and the rooms are bigger :D</p>

<p>Check out scholarships in your local community. They are a great asset. I only received less than $900 from Michigan in a grant so I had to look elsewhere for help. So far, I have received the Roary Rosebud Award for $500 (five receipients) for my community service as well as $2,500 for passing (received a 1 or a 2 in all sections) the MEAP test during my junior year (which I will receive over the next two years). I have also been awarded the John Craig Allen Scholarship whose summary is below.</p>

<p>John Craig Allen Scholarship</p>

<p>Eligible Applicants: Battle Creek area public high school graduating seniors.
Selection Criteria: Character and citizenship, industry and effort, test data and grades received in high school.
Mr. Allen was a highly respected English teacher at Battle Creek Central High School from 1926 to 1936. Mr. Allen loved
music and dramatics and often traveled to New York and Europe to see top programs. He died on September 18, 1986, and
left the major portion of his estate to the Battle Creek Community Foundation to be used for scholarships.
Selection By: Battle Creek Community Foundation Volunteer Committee.
Average grant amount: $2,000; Number of grants: four
Renewable up to four years
Support materials: Attach the General BCCF Scholarship Essay explained on the last page of application.</p>

<p>I am even scheduled for an interview next Wednesday for the Curtis Memorial Scholarship for $1,000, and I think it's renewable for four years (which I hope that I get but am not so confident about due to the amount of my other winnings so far). </p>

<p>You have no idea how much money is sitting and waiting to be given away inside of your own community. In my community, I know that the Battle Creek Community Foundation has a list of about SEVENTY scholarships (some with certain criteria) to which we can apply, and that's just one source of money that's available to us. Just do a little researching. You might find a prize just waiting for you.</p>