College student videos


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Vote for your favorite entry. To keep things fair, you can only vote once in this category. That’s one vote per legitimate email address. The use of online vote garnering sites or automated vote generating systems is not allowed.

Voting will be open until Noon February 19.

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Scholarship details

Key dates

  • Public voting: 
  • February 13 to 19
  • Judging: 
    February 19 to March 5
  • Winners announced: Week of March 5

It’s time to vote! The entrants need to get enough votes to be one of the ten finalists who will move on to the judging round. The judges will decide on three deserving entrants in the college student videos category to receive top scholarships of $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000.

Our scholarship applicants

High school senior videos


Scholarship details

Key dates

  • Public voting: 
  • February 13 to 19
  • Judging: 
    February 19 to March 5
  • Winners announced: Week of March 5

All of the entrants in high school senior videos category have progressed automatically to the judging round. The judges will decide on three deserving entrants to receive top scholarships of $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000.

Our scholarship finalists

Young & Free Michigan Scholarship Competition

More than $50,000 in scholarships to be awarded!


Vote now!

It’s time to vote! The entrants need to get enough votes to be one of the ten finalists who will move on to the judging round.  The judges will decide on three deserving entrants in each category to receive top scholarships of $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000. Plus up to 30 more $1,000 scholarships may be awarded to qualifying high school seniors. 

Scholarship details

Key dates

  • Public voting: 
  • February 13 to 19
  • Judging: 
    February 19 to March 5
  • Winners announced: Week of March 5

High school senior essays


Meet the Top 10!

These awesome finalists have been voted into the judging round for their chance to be chosen to receive a top scholarship! The judges will decide on three deserving entrants to receive top scholarships of $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000.

Thanks to all of our amazing candidates

Scholarship details

Key dates

  • Judging: 
    February 19 to March 5
  • Winners announced: Week of March 5

College student videos


Meet the Top 10!

These awesome finalists have been voted into the judging round for their chance to be chosen to receive a top scholarship! The judges will decide on three deserving entrants to receive top scholarships of $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000.

Thanks to all of our amazing candidates

Scholarship details

Key dates

  • Judging: 
  • February 19 to March 5
  • Winners announced: Week of March 5

High school senior videos


Our scholarship finalists

All of the entrants in high school senior videos category have progressed automatically to the judging round. The judges will decide on three deserving entrants to receive top scholarships of $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000.

Scholarship details

Key dates

  • Judging: 
  • February 19 to March 5
  • Winners announced: Week of March 5

High school senior essays


We’re thrilled to present the 2013 Young & Free Michigan Scholarship Winners!

$10,000
Top Scholarship 

$5,000
Top Scholarship

$3,000
Top Scholarship


$1,000 Bonus Scholarship Winners

Additional $1,000 Bonus Scholarships will be awarded to deserving High School applicants. Winner announcements will be made here Friday March 8.


Thanks to all of our amazing candidates

Young & Free Michigan Scholarship Competition

More than $50,000 in scholarships—create a video or write an essay to win


Top 10 Are Revealed!

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The voting is now closed. Thank you to the many thousands who voted to help these deserving young students achieve their dreams! The finalists in each category will move on to the judging round.

The judges will decide on three deserving entrants in each category to receive top scholarships of $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000. Plus up to 30 more $1,000 scholarships may be awarded to qualifying high school seniors.

Scholarship details

Key dates

  • Judging: 
  • February 19 to March 5
  • Winners announced: Week of March 5

High school senior videos


We’re thrilled to present the 2013 Young & Free Michigan Scholarship Winners!

$10,000
Top Scholarship 

$5,000
Top Scholarship

$3,000
Top Scholarship


$1,000 Bonus Scholarship Winners


Thanks to all of our amazing candidates

College student videos


We’re thrilled to present the 2013 Young & Free Michigan Scholarship Winners!

$10,000
Top Scholarship

$5,000
Top Scholarship

$3,000
Top Scholarship


Thanks to all of our amazing candidates

High school senior essays


We’re thrilled to present the 2013 Young & Free Michigan Scholarship Winners!

$10,000
Top Scholarship

$5,000
Top Scholarship

$3,000
Top Scholarship 


$1,000 Bonus Scholarship Winners

With so many high-caliber essay applicants, Michigan First is thrilled to announce an additional 19 $1,000 scholarships for local high school seniors. It's wonderful to be able to recognize so many dedicated, thoughtful and intelligent students here in metro Detroit. 

The Young & Free Michigan Scholarship program for 2013 awarded a total of $77,000 in scholarships to 40 very deserving students!


Thanks to all of our amazing candidates