All qualified students are evaluated for merit scholarships during the admission process with consideration given to those students whose completed applications for admission are received by the application deadline.  Selection criteria include grade point average, academic course load, rank in class, personal essay, two letters of recommendation, extracurricular involvement, as well as standardized test scores.  For full-ride consideration (Michigan Scholar and Chancellor's Scholarship), two letters of recommendation and a personal essay are required. All awards are based on the competitiveness of the applicant pool and available funds.

Freshman Admissions Merit Scholarships

If you complete a Freshman application by December 1 and are entering in the next Fall semester, you will be strongly considered for:

Michigan Scholar – High school seniors who have excelled academically are considered for this, our most prestigious scholarship. Those being considered must have a grade point average of 3.9 or higher, with an ACT score of 31 or higher. Recipients are awarded full in-state tuition and fees, plus a $600 book stipend for four years.

Chancellor’s Scholarship - High school seniors with exceptional academic achievements are considered for this scholarship. Those being considered must have a grade point average of 3.8 or higher, with an ACT score of 28 or higher. Recipients are awarded full in-state tuition and mandatory fees for four years.

Admissions Achievement Award - This award is designed for high school seniors who have earned a grade point average of 3.2 or higher, with an ACT score of 22 or higher. Recipients are awarded amounts up to $3,000 per year for up to four years.

Scholarships GPA ACT
Michigan Scholar 3.9+ 31+
Chancellor’s Scholarship 3.8+ 28+
Admissions Achievement Award 3.2+ 22+