KEY FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE APPLYING

COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA FORM EARLY -- We need that data to determine your eligibility!

2012-13 APPLICATION DEADLINES:  March 26 and April 13, 2012.  Check individual scholarship listings and be sure to turn your application in before the deadline! Applications received after the deadlines will be considered if funds are available.

YOU MUST BE AN ADMITTED STUDENT TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
If you have not been admitted to the University, please contact the Office of Admissions at (989) 964-4200 BEFORE submitting an application. Applications from students not admitted to the University will not be processed.

WHAT'S YOUR CLASS STANDING?

  • Freshman: 30 or fewer credits
  • Sophomore: 31-61 credits
  • Junior: 62-92 credits
  • Senior: 93 or more credits

Applications received after posted deadlines will still be considered if funding is available.

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Download, print and complete the application, and mail it to the SVSU Foundation.

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Scholarships 

Please complete your Federal Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible!  Your financial need status for need-based scholarships are based on the results of your FAFSA--so you need those results to qualify!  Deadlines to apply for 2012-2013 scholarships are March 26, 2012, and April 13, 2012, as indicated by the individual scholarships listed below.

 

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The following scholarships are awarded by the SVSU Foundation. The scholarships are available for:

Additional scholarship opportunities are available through the Financial Aid Office.

Please click HERE or scroll to the bottom of the page for links to additional scholarship opportunities from outside organizations (the SVSU Foundation does not award these scholarships; you must contact the organization for additional information/assistance).

New Freshman Students

 

American Association of University Women–Saginaw Branch Scholarship (4/13/2012)

  • New or returning student
  • Non-traditional female student
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • Saginaw County resident for minimum of 2 years
  • GPA between 2.0 and 3.0
  • Financial Need
  • Character, Leadership

American Lebanese Community Scholarship Fund (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • Ability to contribute to campus diversity
  • New admitted freshman or transfer or returning undergraduate student
  • Full-time or part-time student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Character, Leadership, Community Service
  • Financial need may be considered

Chase Bank Endowed Scholarship (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • Ability to contribute to campus diversity
  • New freshman admitted student
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Financial Need
  • Academic achievement, Community Service, Leadership Potential

Linneaus Dorman Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • Ability to contribute to campus diversity
  • New freshman admitted student or returning undergraduate
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Character
  • Economic opportunity, family status, prior educational opportunity and cultural background
  • Demonstrated involvement in organizations which address issues of advancement and equity in education, health, criminal justice system and employment and government

Phae H. Dorman Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Rosa Parks (4/30/2012)

  • Ability to contribute to campus diversity
  • New freshman admitted student or returning undergraduate
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Character, Leadership
  • Economic opportunity, family status, prior educational opportunity and cultural background
  • Demonstrated involvement in organizations which address issues of advancement and equity in education, health, criminal justice system, employment and government

David & Jacqueline Hall Opportunity Scholarship (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • Ability to contribute to campus diversity
  • New freshman admitted student
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Saginaw County resident
  • College of Business and Management major
  • Minimum 3.00 High School GPA
  • Economic opportunity, family status, prior educational opportunity and cultural background
  • Leadership, Character, Demonstrated extra-curricular involvement or community service

Hispanic American Community Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Victor Luis Castellanos (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • Potential to contribute to campus diversity and leadership in promoting Hispanic awareness in the community
  • New freshman admitted student
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum 2.70 High School GPA
  • Character, Community service
  • Economic opportunity, family status, prior educational opportunity and cultural background

Huntley Scholarship for Women in Science & Mathematics (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • New freshman admitted student
  • Female
  • Full-time enrollment
  • College of Science, Engineering & Technology major (Engineering students are ineligible) -OR- Education major (with goal of becoming a 9-12 grade Mathematics or Science teacher)
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA
  • One page maximum essay to describe planned goals and to highlight your commitment to your education
  • Two supporting letters from teachers, mentors or employers

Edward B. “Ted” Morley, Jr. Memorial Endowed Athletic Scholarship (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • New admitted freshman or transfer or returning undergraduate student
  • Outstanding student athlete
  • Current member of SVSU varsity athletic team
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • At least one scholarship is to be awarded to a male and at least one scholarship is to be awarded to a female

Morley Travel Scholarship (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • New freshman admitted student
  • Minority student
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Financial need
  • Leadership potential
  • Minimum 2.50 GPA

Claire and Toivo Myllykangas Endowed Scholarship Fund (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • Ability to contribute to campus diversity
  • New freshman admitted student
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum 3.00 High School GPA
  • Saginaw county resident
  • Economic opportunity, family status, prior educational opportunity and cultural background

Elizabeth D. Paulick Endowed Scholarship Fund (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • New freshman or transfer admitted student
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • College of Business and Management major
  • Female student
  • Preference to women with children at home and returning to school after the age of 25
  • Michigan resident
  • Community involvement, Academic potential
  • Financial need

Dr. Roosevelt Ruffin Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • New freshman admitted student
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Resident of Saginaw County
  • Financial need
  • Scholastic performance, Community involvement, Character, Leadership potential
  • Interest in the humanities
  • Preference may be given to graduates of Saginaw High School or the City of Saginaw Adult GED program

Saginaw Business & Professional Women's Club Scholarship

  •  Non-traditional female student
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate the ability or potential to make a positive contribution to society and her chosen field
  • Preference will be given to candidates from Saginaw County
  • Consideration may be given to candidates' financial need/economic opportunity

Charles Strosacker Scholarship (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • Ability to contribute to campus diversity (especially disadvantaged/underrepresented students)
  • New freshman admitted student
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • Preference engineering majors, major within College of Science, Engineering & Technology
  • Minimum 2.00 High School GPA
  • Financial need
  • Leadership, Character

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New Transfer Students

Altrusa Tuition Scholarship (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • New transfer admitted student or returning undergraduate
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Female, age 30 or older
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Financial need

American Association of University Women–Bay City Branch Scholarship (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • New admitted transfer or returning undergraduate student
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • Junior or Senior
  • Female
  • Bay County resident
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Character, Leadership
  • Financial need

American Association of University Women–Saginaw Branch Scholarship (4/13/2012)

  • New or returning student
  • Non-traditional female student
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • Saginaw County resident for minimum of 2 years
  • GPA between 2.0 and 3.0
  • Financial Need
  • Character, Leadership

American Lebanese Community Scholarship Fund (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • Ability to contribute to campus diversity
  • New admitted freshman or transfer or returning undergraduate student
  • Full-time or part-time student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Character, Leadership, Community Service
  • Financial need may be considered

Bob Becker Endowed Scholarship (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • New admitted transfer student or returning undergraduate student
  • Female member (current) of SVSU varsity athletic team (Women's Basketball team members ineligible)
  • Minimum sophomore standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Exhibit desirable qualities of character and leadership
  • Full-time enrollment

Art Kackmeister and Gladys (Benjamin) Kackmeister Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • New admitted female transfer student or returning undergraduate student
  • Minimum 50 credit hours earned over two years of study
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have participated in high school sports
  • Demonstrate a continued commitment to women's athletics at the college level
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Pursue course of study likely to lead to gainful employment in that field
  • Preference given to students living off-campus
  • Letter of recommendation from high school or college coach or faculty member REQUIRED

Edward B. “Ted” Morley, Jr. Memorial Endowed Athletic Scholarship (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • New admitted freshman or transfer or returning undergraduate student
  • Outstanding student athlete
  • Current member of SVSU varsity athletic team
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • At least one scholarship is to be awarded to a male and at least one scholarship is to be awarded to a female
  • Scholarship is intended to be used for tuition, fees and books

Multi-Cultural Engineering Scholarship Opportunity Fund (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • Ability to contribute to campus diversity
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum Junior status
  • Engineering or Science major
  • Character, Leadership
  • Preference minimum 2.70 GPA
  • Preference may be given to Bay, Midland or Saginaw County resident
  • Economic opportunity, family status, prior educational opportunity and cultural background

Patricia Orr Endowed Business Scholarship for Women (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  •  New admitted female transfer or returning student
  • Junior or senior class standing
  • Enrolled full-time in a degree program in the College of Business and Management
  • Resident of Bay County
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate the ability or potential to make a positive contribution to their chosen field

Elizabeth D. Paulick Endowed Scholarship Fund (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • New freshman or transfer admitted student
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • College of Business and Management major
  • Female student
  • Preference to women with children at home and returning to school after the age of 25
  • Michigan resident
  • Community involvement, Academic potential
  • Financial need

Saginaw Business & Professional Women's Club Scholarship

  •  Non-traditional female student
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate the ability or potential to make a positive contribution to society and her chosen field
  • Preference will be given to candidates from Saginaw County
  • Consideration may be given to candidates' financial need/economic opportunity

Jean Davis Warrick Endowed Scholarship for Women (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • New admitted transfer or returning undergraduate student
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • Junior or Senior
  • Female
  • Major within College of Business and Management
  • Character, Leadership
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA

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Returning Undergraduate Students

Altrusa Tuition Scholarship (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • New transfer admitted student or returning undergraduate
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Female, age 30 or older
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Financial need

American Association of University Women–Bay City Branch Scholarship (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • New admitted transfer or returning undergraduate student
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • Junior or Senior
  • Female
  • Bay County resident
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Financial Need
  • Character, Leadership

American Association of University Women–Saginaw Branch Scholarship (4/13/2012)

  • New or returning student
  • Non-traditional female student
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • Saginaw County resident
  • GPA between 2.0 and 3.0
  • Financial Need
  • Character, Leadership

American Lebanese Community Scholarship Fund (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • Ability to contribute to campus diversity
  • New admitted freshman or transfer or returning undergraduate student
  • Full-time or part-time student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Character, Leadership, Community Service
  • Financial need may be considered

Andrews Hooper & Pavlik Accounting Scholarship Fund (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • Full-time enrollment
  • Junior or Senior
  • Accounting major
  • Career preference for public accounting
  • Minimum 3.50 accumulative GPA
  • High character, Leadership potential (e.g., student involvement in extra-curricular activities)
  • Preference to include American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian,  African American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students who add to community diversity

Bob Becker Endowed Scholarship (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • New admitted transfer student or returning undergraduate student
  • Female member (current) of SVSU varsity athletic team); Women's Basketball team members ineligible
  • Minimum sophomore standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Exhibit desirable qualities of character and leadership
  • Full-time enrollment

Gregory and Helayne Brown Annual Scholarship (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • Admitted to the SVSU Nursing Program
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Ability or potential to make positive contribution to the field of Nursing
  • MUST SUBMIT LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION from someone in a position to evaluate applicant's ability/potential to contribute to Nursing field (examples: supervisor of healthcare volunteer experience, pre-Nursing course instructor, or other healthcare professional)

Linneaus Dorman Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • Ability to contribute to campus diversity
  • New freshman admitted student or returning undergraduate
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Character
  • Economic opportunity, family status, prior educational opportunity and cultural background
  • Demonstrated involvement in organizations which address issues of advancement and equity in education, health, criminal justice system and employment and government

Phae H. Dorman Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Rosa Parks (Deadline 4/13/2012)

  • Ability to contribute to campus diversity
  • New freshman admitted student or returning undergraduate
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Character, Leadership
  • Economic opportunity, family status, prior educational opportunity and cultural background
  • Demonstrated involvement in organizations which address issues of advancement and equity in education, health, criminal justice system, employment and government

Art Kackmeister and Gladys (Benjamin) Kackmeister Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • New admitted female transfer student or returning undergraduate student
  • Minimum 50 credit hours earned over two years of study
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have participated in high school sports
  • Demonstrate a continued commitment to women's athletics at the college level
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Pursue course of study likely to lead to gainful employment in that field
  • Preference given to students living off-campus
  • Letter of recommendation from high school or college coach or faculty member REQUIRED

Meijer Higher Standards Scholarship

  • Undergraduate Returning
  • Full Time
  • Be student athletes who have exhausted eligibility at SVSU, an active NCAA Division II member institution, within the past calendar year
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0
  • Earned 60 hours of SVSU credit (transfer credits not to be counted to reach 60) and be within 32 semester hours of graduation
  • Must be a resident of Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, or Indiana
  • Demonstrated campus and/or community involvement
  • Be within their first ten semesters of full-time collegiate attendance
  • Preference will be given to those who are key starters or reserves, All-GLIAC, Regional, or All American award winners

Merlyn Mondol Endowed Scholarship (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • Full-time returning student
  • Minimum Junior standing
  • Psychology major
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Ability of recipient to promote campus diversity to encourage global understanding and goodwill

Edward B. “Ted” Morley, Jr. Memorial Endowed Athletic Scholarship (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • New admitted freshman or transfer or returning undergraduate student
  • Outstanding student athlete
  • Current member of SVSU varsity athletic team
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • At least one scholarship is to be awarded to a male and at least one scholarship is to be awarded to a female
  • Scholarship is intended to be used for tuition, fees and books

Mridha International Student Leadership Award

  • International student enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  • Students enrolled only in the English Language Program (ELP) are not eligible
  • Involvement in campus leadership or engagement
  • Must provide TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION from individuals in positions to evaluate candidate's leadership accomplishments and potential

Multi-Cultural Engineering Scholarship Opportunity Fund (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • Ability to contribute to campus diversity
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum Junior status
  • Engineering or Science major
  • Character, Leadership
  • Preference minimum 2.70 GPA
  • Preference may be given to Bay, Midland or Saginaw County resident
  • Economic opportunity, family status, prior educational opportunity and cultural background

Patricia Orr Endowed Business Scholarship for Women (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • New admitted female transfer or returning student
  • Junior or senior class standing
  • Enrolled full-time in a degree program in the College of Business and Management
  • Resident of Bay County
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate the ability or potential to make a positive contribution to their chosen field

Saginaw Business & Professional Women's Club Scholarship

  •  Non-traditional female student
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate the ability or potential to make a positive contribution to society and her chosen field
  • Preference will be given to candidates from Saginaw County
  • Consideration may be given to candidates' financial need/economic opportunity

Jean Davis Warrick Endowed Scholarship for Women (Deadline 3/26/2012)

  • New admitted female transfer or returning undergraduate student
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • Junior or Senior
  • Major within College of Business and Management
  • Character, Leadership
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN STUDENTS IN NEED

The Bay Area Community Foundation Women's Philanthropy Circle Fund offers assistance to women students at SVSU on an emergency basis who are having trouble meeting basic college expenses (tuition, fees, books, meal cards or other essentials). Students must be from Bay County, have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, and demonstrate a compelling need for assistance in meeting the required costs of their education in order to continue attending SVSU. To apply, submit a letter of request to Mr. Andrew J. Bethune, Executive Director, SVSU Foundation, 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710. Letters may be submitted at any time during the year when the need arises. Usual award amount is $250.

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ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FROM OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

We will post information here as it becomes available on scholarships from other organizations available to SVSU students.  This is not intended as an exhaustive list, so please broaden your scholarship search to include other community organizations!

GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP:  Minority student scholarship for full-time or part-time minimum junior student in Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, Political Science, Economics, or Business Administration (with focus on government or nonprofit management).  For further information, visit the WEBSITE and click on "Student Opportunities."  APPLICATION DEADLINE:  February 24, 2012

AAUW MIDLAND BRANCH WOMEN IN TRANSITION SCHOLARSHIP: Two $2,000 scholarships available to women returning to college to gain marketable skills or change careers.  Based on combination of need, merit, and potential contribution to society.  You must apply online at Midland Area Community Foundation's WebsiteAPPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2012.

ZONTA CLUB OF LAPEER AREA SCHOLARSHIP: For women living in the Lapeer area, age 21 and older, who need assistance in starting or furthering a career.  Funds may be used for tuition, transportation, childcare costs and other expenses closely related to getting an education.  Visit Zonta Club's Website for more information.  APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 16, 2012.

BETA SIGMA PI OF SAGINAW EDUCATION AWARD:  For women students attending a Saginaw County school qualified for admission to Saginaw Valley State University with financial need.  Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and enroll full-time.  A one-page essay on why applicant deserves the award and three letters of recommendation are required.   Contact Beta Sigma Pi by writing to 4772 Shattuck Road, Saginaw, MI, 48603-2959.  APPLICATION DEADLINE:  May 7, 2012



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