Our Opportunities

ADMITTED SVSU STUDENTS (including new incoming freshmen): To be considered for donor-funded scholarships, students must complete a General Scholarship Application through this site (referred to as “General Application”) once enrolled at SVSU (an SVSU ID and password is required to Log In and is issued when students are admitted). Completing this process automatically submits your application to certain scholarships for which you may qualify, and may also suggest more scholarships (Recommended Opportunities) that require you to answer additional questions or provide more information to determine your eligibility. PLEASE NOTE that completing this process is necessary to be considered for private scholarships offered at SVSU. All students should complete a General Application each year. Opportunities exist for returning students and graduate students, too!

IMPORTANT UPDATES FOR 2024-25: Donor-funded scholarships based on financial need rely on the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) for your financial information to determine your eligibility for these opportunities. This year, the FAFSA process was delayed. Please check HERE for the latest updates on the FAFSA. To maximize your opportunities for scholarships, please take the following ACTIONS: (1) Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible; (2) Return here to check your scholarship application periodically for “Other Recommended Opportunities”—these are scholarships for which you may qualify that require additional action to complete your application. Scholarship opportunities may be added to this list as your financial information is received and updated in our records.

DEADLINES MAY VARY: Due to the changes in the FAFSA availability date and other factors, scholarship deadlines may vary. Please apply early for best opportunities. Freshmen are urged to complete their applications by February 1. Returning and graduate students should apply early and expect most deadlines to be on or about March 15. (Some scholarships may have earlier or extended deadlines, so complete your app early and keep an eye on those dates!) Don’t forget to check back in case new opportunities are added to your Recommended list!

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: There is no need to submit letters of recommendation with your General Application. Individual scholarships that require letters of recommendation will include an option for you to upload them directly to those specific scholarships. (For previous applicants, please note you will now directly upload your own letters of recommendation you have requested from your references. Due to increasing email security barriers, the system will no longer generate email requests to references to submit them on your behalf.)

PART-TIME DEFINITION: For purposes of your donor-funded scholarship application, “Part-Time” refers to at least half-time: 6-11 credits per semester, or between 12-23 credits per academic year. (Full-time is a minimum 12 credits per semester or minimum 24 credits per academic year).

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND GUESTS: Searching using “Show Filters” or by Keywords may be helpful in browsing opportunities prior to admission to SVSU. You may click the “Show Filters” button above to filter results by academic college/special category (available options are on a drop-down selection list). If you are searching by keywords, you may enter text in the search box below. Please try both general and specific terms for the most results (i.e., if you are interested in “science” scholarships, try general terms like “science” and more targeted search words like “biology”, “engineering”, “chemistry”, etc.). You may also browse the full list below of all scholarship opportunities (availability and award amounts may vary by academic year). Becoming an admitted SVSU student and completing your scholarship application (General Application) is the best way to identify the scholarships for which you qualify.

SVSU FAMILY AND FRIENDS who would like to help support student scholarships at SVSU, please click HERE to visit the SVSU Foundation website and click the “Give to SVSU” button.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Field Neurosciences Institute Scholarship for Neuroscience Nursing
Successful applicants must have a minimum 3.00 G.P.A., demonstrate the...
Deadline05/31/2024
$6,000 Gregory and Helayne Brown Annual Scholarship
Qualified candidates will be enrolled full-time, have a minimum G.P.A....
Deadline05/31/2024
$1,000 James F. and Elizabeth A. Stoddard Endowed Scholarship
Candidates will be full-time students with a minimum cumulative GPA of...
Deadline05/31/2024
$2,000 Patricia A. Hansel Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Potential candidates for this award will currently be registered nurses...
Deadline05/31/2024
$1,500 Waheed and Raana Akbar Endowed Scholarship in Health Sciences
Candidates must be enrolled full-time, demonstrate financial need...
Deadline05/31/2024
Varies Rhea Miller Scholarships in Music (New Applicants)
This scholarship is available to music and music education majors with a...
Deadline06/01/2024
$500 Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) Newest Members Scholarship
This scholarship is available to first-year graduate students newly...
Deadline06/01/2024
$1,000 Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) President's Scholarship
To be eligible, students must be current members in good standing of the...
Deadline06/01/2024
Varies Baker Kanagawa US-Japan Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have a minimum TOEFL...
Deadline06/15/2024
$1,500 Community College Scholarship
This scholarship is available to new undergraduate transfer students...
Deadline07/01/2024
$1,000 Leo Jean Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is for new (start term Winter 2024 or later) full- or...
Deadline07/01/2024
$1,000 Marion Jean Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is for new (start term Winter 2024 or later) full- or...
Deadline07/01/2024
$1,000.00 Part-Time Transfer Student Success Scholarship
This scholarship is available to new transfer students (start term...
Deadline07/01/2024
$3,300 Robert and Ellen Thompson Working Families Transfer Scholarship--TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY
This scholarship is for newly enrolled transfer students from a Michigan...
Deadline07/01/2024
$1,300 Samuel D. Marble Memorial Scholarship
Recipients must be full- or part-time Delta College transfer students...
Deadline07/01/2024
$1,000 SVSU's Wildfire Credit Union Delta College Transfer Student Scholarship
This scholarship is open to new transfer students (Winter 2024 or later)...
Deadline07/01/2024
$1,000 SVSU's Wildfire Credit Union Transfer Student Scholarship
This scholarship is open to new transfer students (Winter 2024 or later)...
Deadline07/01/2024
$800 Daisy Margaret Van Benschoten Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to full- or part-time History, History...
Deadline09/15/2024
$750 George and Lynn Puia International Studies Endowment
This scholarship assists with expenses for a study abroad experience....
Deadline09/15/2024
$1,400 International Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship
*Candidates for this award will have been accepted for at least one...
Deadline09/15/2024
$1,500 Study Abroad Experience Scholarship
Candidates for this award will have achieved a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A. and...
Deadline09/15/2024
Varies SVSU Korean Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship will assist students who will be enrolled for a full...
Deadline09/15/2024
$1,600 William S. Hoffmann & John R. Willertz Endowed Scholarship
Successful applicants for this award will be full-time History, History...
Deadline09/15/2024
$1,000 scholarship; paid internship Botz Liberal Arts Fellowship - Winter 2024 Cohort
The Botz Liberal Arts Fellowship is a multi-semester career readiness...
Ended
$1,100 Abou Traore Student Scholarship
Candidates must be enrolled full-time in a degree program and have a...
Ended
$1,000 Alan Ott and Chemical Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund
Candidates for this scholarship must be enrolled full-time, Mid-Michigan...
Ended
$800 Alumni Endowed MBA Scholarship
Candidates must be full- or part-time new or returning MBA students in...
Ended
$1,000 Andrews Hooper Pavlik Accounting Scholarship Fund
In the following order and to be eligible for this award, recipients...
Ended
$1,600 Barbara Lee Mitchell Endowed Scholarship in Vocal Music
Candidates must be full- or part-time students who are declared Music or...
Ended
$500 Biology Club Scholarship
To be eligible, students must be members of the Biology Club, major in...
Ended
$1,000 Biology/Chemistry Scholarship
Applicants for this award will be full-time sophomores (31-61 credits)...
Ended
$600 Bob and Marge Goedert Family Business Endowed Scholarship
Eligible students will be enrolled full- or part-time, enrolled in a...
Ended
$1,100 Boice and Jean Bird Endowed Engineering Scholarship
To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full-time, major in...
Ended
$300 Bruce Allen Hart Scholarship
This scholarship will pay for the course textbook and lab manual for...
Ended
$500 Chad M. Dewey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students majoring in Computer...
Ended
$1,250 Clinkenbeard-Kickham Accounting Scholarship
Applicants must have junior or senior class standing (62 or more...
Ended
$800 Cox Cable Saginaw Scholarship
Qualified applicants for this award must be enrolled full- or part-time,...
Ended
$1,000 Curran-DeSautel Family Scholarship
To be eligible, students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, be...
Ended
$800 David A. Roy Memorial Scholarship-Business
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled...
Ended
$800 David A. Roy Memorial Scholarship-Education
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled...
Ended
$800 David A. Roy Memorial Scholarship-Health Care
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled...
Ended
$600 David and Jacqueline Hall Opportunity Scholarship
Individual must be a Saginaw County resident pursuing a major in the...
Ended
$700 David E. Barker Endowed Scholarship for French Majors/Minors
To be eligible for this scholarships, candidates must be enrolled...
Ended
$2,000 Dawn Hoeg Memorial Basketball Scholarship
This scholarship assists members in good standing of SVSU men’s or...
Ended
$750 Dean Paul J. Uselding Endowed Scholarship for Family Business
This scholarship is awarded to full-time students who are second...
Ended
$1,000 Delphi Automotive Systems/General Motors Endowed Scholarship in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Candidates should be full- or part-time electrical or mechanical...
Ended
$1,000 Derrick Nash Memorial Education Scholarship
This scholarship benefits students who have been accepted into the SVSU...
Ended
$2,000 Distinctive Program in Music Scholarship
Candidates for this award will be new freshman, returning, or transfer...
Ended
Varies Distinguished Theatre Arts Scholarship
Successful applicants for this award will be a new freshman or transfer...
Ended
Varies Don C. Law Memorial Scholarship
Candidates should be full- or part-time Mechanical Engineering or...
Ended