Academic Scholarships

 Federal School Code : 002314

The following scholarships are available to students based on academic merit. Students who satisfy the respective criteria will be considered upon admission to the University. The awarding of these scholarships is made by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and is subject to the availability of remaining funds. This is a tiered scholarship program, with the most prestigious of the scholarships listed first. Students are only eligible to receive one of these four academic scholarships, not a combination of them.

For more information on any of the scholarships listed below, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Location: Wickes Hall, Room 178 - Phone: 989.964.4200 or 800.968.9500 - E-mail: admissions@svsu.edu - Admissions Office Freshmen Webpage

Academic scholarships are renewable as long as certain criteria are met: Renewal Criteria

Out of State Award offered through the University

 

President's Scholarship

  • Criteria for 2015-2016
  • Graduating high school senior
  • Top 5% of applicants based on ACT, GPA and class rank
  • Scholarship covers tuition and selective mandatory fees up to 124 credit hours
  • Enrollment Requirement: Full-time
  • This is a competitive scholarship

Founder's Scholarship

  • Criteria for 2015-2016
  • Graduating high school senior
  • 3.6 or higher cumulative high school GPA & a minimum 26 ACT composite score
  • $4,000 per year for four years
  • Enrollment Requirement: Full-time
  • This is a competitive scholarship

Dean's Scholarship

  • Criteria for 2015-2016
  • Graduating high school senior
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative high school GPA & a minimum 24 ACT composite score
  • $3,000 per year for four years
  • Enrollment Requirement: Full-time
  • This is a competitive scholarship

Cardinal Scholarship 

  • Criteria for 2015-2016
  • Graduating high school senior
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative high school GPA & a minimum 22 ACT composite score
  • $2,000 per year for four years
  • Enrollment Requirement: Full-time
  • This is a competitive scholarship

Academic Success Award

  • Criteria for 2015-2016
  • Graduating high school senior
  • Award based on GPA and ACT Composite award points (see chart)
    • Minimum requirements: ACT Composite of 18 and a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5
  • $1,500 per year for four years
  • Enrollment Requirement: Full-time
  • Award contingent upon completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • President's, Founder's, Dean's, and Cardinal Scholarship recipients are not eligible

SV Red & White Award

  • This award allows new students to pay in-state tuition rates and applies to fall, winter and spring/summer semesters.
  • Entering freshmen who are not Michigan residents and who are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for this award, provided they have a minimum 3.00 cumulative high school GPA and 21 ACT composite score or 980 SAT score.
  • Entering transfer students who are not Michigan residents and who are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for this award, provided they meet the university’s regular transfer admission requirements.  
  • Citizens or Landed Immigrants of Canada and Mexico also qualify, provided they meet the university’s regular admission requirements for these populations.
  • Awarded to all who meet criteria listed above.  No formal application is required.
  • This award covers all undergraduate, undergraduate professional and graduate level courses.
  • Second Bachelor’s Degree, Graduate, and Teacher Certification students are eligible for this award – provided they meet the residency requirements listed above and meet all minimum admission requirements for each respective program.  ESL students may qualify provided they are from Canada or Mexico.