Scholarship Opportunities

William J. Hodge Jr.

The Mr. William J. Hodge Trust has established a scholarship program for students graduating from Houghton High School. A minimum of a one-time $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to each recipient. The Foundation's intention is that recipients use the scholarship to help pay for education costs at Michigan Technological University or an accredited college or university in Michigan. The successful recipient(s) will be nominated by their respective principal and/or school counselor(s) to the Foundation (who will make the final decision) and meet the below-referenced criteria.

SAMPLE APPLICATION (PDF)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The student must graduate during the current academic year

  • The student must provide proof of acceptance for admission to a post-secondary institution

  • The student must be enrolled in the areas of business or economics

  • The student must demonstrate engagement in school and/or community activities

  • The student must write a letter in support of their application

 

Photo of Scholarship Recipients

 

GRIT Scholarship Award

A scholarship program for students graduating from Houghton High School. The Foundation will award four $2,875.00 scholarships to 2018 graduating seniors. The scholarship is a one-time award provided by a Houghton Alumni Member and the Shell Oil Company. The Foundation's intention is that recipients use the scholarship to help pay for education costs at a post-secondary school of their choosing. The successful recipients will be nominated by their respective principal and/or school counselor(s) to the Foundation (who will make the final decision) and meet the below-referenced criteria.

SAMPLE APPLICATION (PDF)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The student must graduate during the current academic year;

  • The student must have at least a 2.5 GPA;

  • The student must provide proof of acceptance for admission to a post-secondary institution

  • The student must demonstrate the qualities of "GRIT" (see attached grid);

  • The student must demonstrate engagement in school and/or community activities

  • The student must write a cover letter and accompanying essay in support of their application.