Scholarship Opportunities

2021 Local Scholarship Opportunities!

Below are the local scholarships offered to seniors for the 2020-2021 school year!

All APPLICATIONS are to be turned in to the High School Office No Later Than March 1, 2021 by 8 a.m.
Please submit two copies of your application and/or essay to the high school office (each copy stapled seperately)

  • Clyde Aeschliman Memorial Scholarship (Deer Creek American Legion) - Sponsored by Deer Creek American Legion Post #1276. One $1,000 scholarship will be given. It will be awarded to a senior and will be made on the basis of desire to continue education, ability to succeed, and the ‘best judged’ answer to the question “What is your philosophy concerning the responsibilities of youth to the future of America?” The decisions of the committee, composed of the members of the Education and Scholarship Committee, will be final.
  • Deer Creek-Mackinaw Education Foundation Scholarship  The DCMEF will award two (2) $1,000 scholarships, one male and one female candidate who is enrolled as a freshman in an accredited two year or four year college or university.
  • Deer Creek Sons of the American Legion Scholarship (Deer Creek American Legion) - Two $500 scholarships will be given at Award's Night for the Deer Creek Sons of the American Legion.
  • Deer Creek Legion Auxiliary #1276 - One $500 scholarship given to a senior girl that is a descendant of a veteran.
  • Gladys Garst Memorial Scholaship (Deer Creek-Mackinaw Education Association) - A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of scholarship, extracurricular activities, civic and church activities, and educational goals.
  • Hammer Memorial Scholarship - A $500 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of need, scholarship, citizenship, and leadership.
  • High School Teacher's Scholarship - A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior with the winning essay.
  • Hunkler-Stagen Teaching Scholarship – A $3000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior that is going into the teaching field.
  • Mack-Ca-Fest -  A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student with the best essay.
  • Mackinaw American Legion Scholarship - A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student with a 2.0 or higher GPA who has demonstrated exceptional hard work, exhibited a desire to continue their education, and has exhibited financial need.
  • Mackinaw Masonic Lodge Scholarship - A $500 scholarship is awarded to a student in the top 15 of the class with high moral value.
  • Mark A. Wiegand Memorial Agricultural Scholarship - $500 – This scholarship will be given at Award's Night to a senior pursuing a degree in Ag Engineering, Ag Business, Crop Science, Ag Career Training, Ag Technical Training, Ag Mechanics, Animal Science or Horticulture.
  • National Honor Society -  A $500 Scholarship to the senior that can best answer the essay questions that are asked on the application.

Other Information
The first step towards receiving any funding for college is filling out your FAFSA form. Please visit the following website to do so:

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) 


Please check our scholarship newsletter, "Return of the Mack!" for current scholarship opportunities from various sources. Click the link to view:

Return of the Mack!: Scholarship Newsletter

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