Making your dream of a Michigan degree affordable!

At UM-Flint, we want you to focus on starting your university experience strong—not on how you’ll pay for college. Available for first-time freshmen coming out of high school, our Freshmen Merit Scholarship program offers more funding for students with a strong academic record and a desire to excel. Applying for freshman scholarships is easy at UM-Flint! You are automatically awarded scholarships at the time of admission based on your test scores and GPA (**exceptions apply-see below)!

Our Freshmen Merit Scholarships simplify the process of applying for and receiving awards, with:

  • No separate application to fill out—first-time freshmen are automatically considered for Freshmen Merit Scholarships when they apply to UM-Flint.
  • Immediate eligibility to receive scholarship funds for up to four years, for qualifying incoming freshmen who meet the minimum guidelines.
  • Instant information on which scholarship amount you qualify for—no waiting for an answer.

Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Scholarships

*Eligible students admitted in Spring and Summer 2020 will begin receiving their awards in the Fall 2020 semester. Awards are only distributed in the Fall and Winter terms. Students admitted after March 1, 2020 will not receive our full in-state automatic merit award, but will still be eligible for our $5,000/annual award. Additional full in-state merit awards may be given following additional consideration by the Admissions Committee. 

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Some incoming freshmen, including students who have dual enrolled with us or participated in our DEEP or Early College programs may be eligible for our continuing student scholarships as first-year students. Students are encouraged to learn about the full range of scholarships available for all academic and economic backgrounds once you become a degree seeking student. 


The Office of Financial Aid and Undergraduate Admissions are here to answer your questions about the new Freshmen Merit Scholarships as well as other scholarships. International students are encouraged to contact the International Center with questions. 

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