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Michigan Scholarships

Michigan Competitive Scholarship Based on financial need and merit, the Michigan Competitive Scholarship funds may be used at approved Michigan public and independent colleges and universities. A FAFSA must be filed and priority is given to those submitting by March 1.

To be eligible, students must take the ACT Assessment and achieve a qualifying score. The score to be used is the total of the four individual ACT Assessment scores, not the composite that is reported by ACT. The Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority sets the qualifying score each year.


Michigan Merit Award Michigan Merit Award has now expired for all students unless they have served or are currently serving in the military. These students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Grants at 1-888-4-GRANTS to get information about claiming their award.


Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship This scholarship is federally funded, but distributed by the state. Each Michigan high school may nominate one senior. The student will be the one with the highest grade point average (GPA) and the highest ACT or SAT score combined using a mathematical formula.

The Byrd Scholarship is not limited to Michigan schools, but can be used at any degree-granting college or university within the USA. The scholarship amount is $1500 and is renewable.


Michigan Nursing Scholarship This is an award available to Michigan residents enrolled at least half time at an eligible school in a program leading to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The college or university financial aid office will choose students for the scholarship awards. Scholarship awards are for $4,000 per academic year for full time students, $3,000 for 3/4 time students and $2,000 for half time students, but cannot exceed the cost of attendance minus other grants and scholarships. One condition attached to the Michigan Nursing Scholarship is anyone receiving a full time scholarship award must agree to work as a direct care nurse in Michigan for one year for each year of the award. Should they not fulfill this commitment, the scholarship becomes a loan to be repaid.


Kalamazoo Promise Scholarships Students who attend and graduate from Kalamazoo Public Schools can receive a scholarship to any public college or university in Michigan that will pay for four (4) years of tuition and mandatory fees at any of 15 colleges/universities or 29 community colleges. There are requirements to maintain the scholarship...you can get more information at https://www.kalamazoopromise.com/.


Michigan Promise Scholarship Funding was not approved by the Michigan Legislature for the 2009-10 academic year. Governor Granholm, in her State of the State address, said thet her 2011 proposed budget would include reinstatement of the Promise Scholarship.


More information on these programs can be found at the Michigan Student Aid website.


Citizens Insurance Company of America Community Scholarship Program Citizens will award up to 6 $1,000-$1,500 scholarships to Michigan students attending public high schools in Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell and Pinckney, as well as children of Citizens' employees. Information on requirements and an application form can be found at http://www.citizensinsurance.com/scholarships/.

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