Local Scholarships

Local scholarships are ONLY given to students from Constantine High School.

Below are links to each scholarship’s application and requirements. Please read requirements carefully and then print off applications for the scholarships in which you are interested. Descriptions and specific requirements may be listed below each link.

Note that many applications require essays, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and more. All requirements must be submitted at the time of application. Make sure you have everything requested.

Completed scholarship applications are due to the high school office by Monday, April 10, 2017

Students may use the Letter of Recommendation Form to request letters from faculty, staff, and community members. It may also be helpful to include information about the scholarship itself. This information will help writers to prepare the best letter possible.

2017 Sturgis Area Community Foundation Application

Applicants will complete and submit the entire application, including uploading of required documents, online. Questions may be directed to the Foundation at scholarships@sturgisfoundation.org or by calling 269.659.8508. Applications must be completed ONLINE. A FAFSA is required for application.

Constantine Community Foundation – Scholarship Program Application

Completed Scholarship Applications due Last Friday in March to Constantine High School guidance office or the Sturgis Area Community Foundation at 310 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091. A FAFSA is required for application. You must turn in 5 copies of all required forms.

Constantine Education Association Scholarship

The local teachers’ union provides the funds for a $500 scholarship. $250 is issued for 1st semester and then the other $250 is for the second semester, if the winner obtains a 3.0 GPA or higher. Your application must include your reason for wanting to continue your education and what it will mean to your future.

American Legion Scholarship: In Memory of Terry B. Thornton, Fred M. Davenport, and Jean Johnson

Applications are evaluate by a committee of the legion post. Selection is made based on the committee decision, consistent with the interest in the legion in patriotism and community service. Only one application needs to be completed for all three $500 scholarships. You must have at least two letters of recommendations and one from the community.


The local parent organization which promotes athletics at Constantine funds this scholarship. They work though out the year raising money for their treasury in order to assist our athletic budget.  

  • Attend college after graduation
  • Volunteered at two Falcon Athletic Booster events during 2016/2017 school year
  • Earned a Varsity Letter
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of the first semester of your senior year
  • Demonstrate positive-impact involvement and/or significant improvement/success in community

Jack Deller Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in honor of Jack Deller, principal at CHS for 26 years.   Due to a rare disease, Mr. Deller passed away in February of 2001. The scholarship is given annually to a full-time student who attended CHS all four years while demonstrating positive self-development. This applicant needs to achieve above-average academics with a solid work ethic, be involved in extra-curricular activities and community service, and maintain a good character while possessing a compassionate humanitarian spirit. Recommendation from two CHS teachers is required with the submission of the application.

Mary Louise Simmons Memorial Scholarship

This $200-$300 award is given by the American Legion Auxiliary. A committee from the auxiliary makes the selection based upon the application. An application is required including a 100-250 word essay on “What is my responsibility as an American?”

Constantine Masonic Scholarship

The Constantine Lodge of Free and Accept Masons is looking to extend a $500 scholarship to a student who exudes ethical behavior, honesty and strength of character through their roles both in the school and without. An application, essay, and reference are required.

  • Exude ethical behavior, honesty, and strength of character
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Plan to attend college or apprenticeship within 6 months  

Constantine McManus-Lake Rotary Scholarship

The $1000 McManus-Lake award has been in existence for several years and is a project of the local Rotary Club. Mr. McManus and Mr. Lake were active members of the community, and this award is a tribute to these gentlemen. The winner of this award is chosen by a committee from the Rotary Club. An application is required which includes an essay (300 words of less) on “Why are you going to college?”

  • Graduate of CHS
  • Show qualities of character, honor, and potential leadership
  • Under 21 years old when starting freshman year of college
  • In need of financial help

Randy Stears Memorial Scholarship

The Randy Stears Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of a former student who was killed in an auto accident shortly after graduation. An application is required which includes a 100 word essay on why you would like to be considered for this scholarship.

  • Member of National Honor Society and/or Student Senate

Nancy Hoopingarner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is from the American Legion auxiliary. A committee from the auxiliary makes the  selection based upon the application. An application is required including a 100-250 word essay on “What United States Citizenship Means to Me?”

Falcon Pride Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by the high school staff to recognize students with exemplary PRIDE in CHS. Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA and include an essay about what school pride means and how he/she exhibited it during high school.

Other Scholarships

The Messner Memorial Scholarship is also awarded locally; however, an application is not required.