The Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce announced that the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) has launched its annual scholarship competition, expected to award at least thirty $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and college students who are employed, or whose parents are employed, at a MRA-member business. To find out if a business is an MRA member, students or parents should check with their employer or call Laura Schilling, (800) 366-3699 ext. 313. Students who plan to attend a four-year college may apply for $1,000 and those attending a community college or training institute may apply for $500. Awards are for one year and are not based on financial need. Students should apply online at www.retailers.com by April 2, 2012.