Scholarship Application Instructions:

Please read the scholarship applications below to see who to submit your scholarships to and the due date.

  • When emailing scholarships, please attach your completed application as one PDF attachment.  

  • If you need to submit the application to the CHS guidance office secretary by the due date.

Letter of Recommendation Request Etiquette:

  • Request letters of recommendation- ONLY IF the Scholarship requires it.

  • Please email and ASK the teacher first if they are willing to write you a letter.

  • Request letters at least two weeks in advance of the due date. This ensures your teacher will have enough time to write your letter. DO NOT ask them for a letter last minute.

  • If you invite your teachers to submit online by entering their email. Make sure you have the correct email address and make sure you asked them to write the letter prior to adding their email address.

Scholarship Resources

Advice about Letters of Recommendation - Who should you ask?
Recommendation Letter Request Form   Print and fill out by hand
CollegeBoard College Search
Fast Web! Scholarship Search - A personalized scholarship search is available to everyone
Winning Scholarship Essay Tips - Essay writing advice

CHS Senior Scholarships

All scholarships below, except the Dearborn Heights Rotary Scholarship, are only open to current Crestwood High School Seniors. The Dearborn Heights Rotary Scholarship is open to all college bound seniors from Dearborn Heights.

Michael Hartnett Memorial Scholarship

Amount: (1) $400.00          Deadline: March 1st
Any CHS senior may apply. Cover letter and an essay are required. See flyer for details. 
 Michael Hartnett Memorial Scholarship Flyer 

The Glenn Owen Helka Memorial Scholarship

Amount: (1) $1000   
Deadline: E-mail one complete .pdf to Mrs. Ray, (, by March 1st at 2:30 P.M.
Any CHS senior may apply.  Complete .pdf includes cover letter, transcript, list of activities and community service, two letters of recommendation, an essay, and proof of post secondary plans, in order
See this Glenn Owen Helka Scholarship information sheet for complete details. 

The Brooke Bolley Memorial Scholarship

Amount: (1) $1000.00                        Deadline: March 1
Brooke Bolley Memorial Scholarship Information and Application
Application Requirements:

  • 500 word essay on "What a Career of Service Means to You."

  • GPA of 3.5 or above

  • Letters of Reference from 2 CHS Faculty and 2 Non-CHS Mentors

  • Copy of high school transcript

  • Summary of responsibilities and names of volunteer hours

  • Plan for your first year after graduation

The Class of 2023 Scholarship to the Class of 2024

Amount: (1) $1000.00                        Deadline: March 1
Class of 2023 Scholarship to the Class of 2024 Information
Application Requirements:

  • Write an essay on "How will this scholarship make a difference to you?"

The Crestwood Community Education Foundation Scholarships

The Crestwood Community Education Foundation scholarship funds were established by individuals and businesses wanting to assist students in obtaining a college education. The scholarships are awarded at the ‘front-end’ of your college education and paid directly to your college or university.  All scholarships have a deadline of March 1st. 

Please visit the CCEF website to see the available scholarships and to click on the application link. The deadline for all CCEF scholarships is March 1st.

The Rotary Club of Dearborn Heights

is offering scholarships for college bound students from Dearborn Heights.
Amount: (1) $500.00                        Deadline: April 1
Rotary Scholarship Information and Application
Completed Application, 3.0 GPA and one letter of recommendation from a teacher/counselor must be received by the Dearborn Heights Rotary Club on or before the due date. This scholarship may be renewable.