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
$1,100 Abou Traore Student Scholarship
Candidates must be enrolled full-time in a degree program and have a...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Alan Ott and Chemical Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund
Candidates for this scholarship must be enrolled full-time, Mid-Michigan...
Deadline03/15/2024
$2,000 Allen E. and Marie A. Nickless Scholarship for Student Success
Eligible candidates will be second-year students enrolled full-time who...
Deadline03/15/2024
$800 Alumni Endowed MBA Scholarship
Candidates must be full- or part-time new or returning MBA students in...
Deadline03/15/2024
$600 American Legion Post 22 Legion Riders & Sons of American Legion Scholarship
To be eligible, students must be US Military active duty or honorably...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Andrews Hooper Pavlik Accounting Scholarship Fund
In the following order and to be eligible for this award, recipients...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Art Kackmeister and Gladys Benjamin Kackmeister Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is available to nontraditional students of minimum...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Baker Kanagawa US-Japan Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have a minimum TOEFL...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,600 Barbara Lee Mitchell Endowed Scholarship in Vocal Music
Candidates must be full- or part-time students who are declared Music or...
Deadline03/15/2024
$500 Biology Club Scholarship
To be eligible, students must be members of the Biology Club, major in...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Biology/Chemistry Scholarship
Applicants for this award will be full-time sophomores (31-61 credits)...
Deadline03/15/2024
$600 Bob and Marge Goedert Family Business Endowed Scholarship
Eligible students will be enrolled full- or part-time, enrolled in a...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,100 Bob Becker Endowed Scholarship
Candidates for this award will be non-basketball athletes enrolled...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,100 Boice and Jean Bird Endowed Engineering Scholarship
To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full-time, major in...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 plus paid internship Botz Liberal Arts Fellowship - Fall 2024 Cohort
The Botz Liberal Arts Fellowship is a multi-semester career readiness...
Deadline03/15/2024
$300 Bruce Allen Hart Scholarship
This scholarship will pay for the course textbook and lab manual for...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Cartwright/Muladore Endowed Business Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full-time junior or senior majors in...
Deadline03/15/2024
$100 Chad M. Dewey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students majoring in Computer...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Charles Strosacker Scholarship
Candidates must be full- or part-time majors within College of Science,...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Clara Davis DeGroat, Michelle DeGroat Lemuel, and Dr. Larry E. Davis Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students enrolled at least part-time...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,250 Clinkenbeard-Kickham Accounting Scholarship
Applicants must have junior or senior class standing (62 or more...
Deadline03/15/2024
$600 College of Business Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible for this award applicants will be full-time College of...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies College of Education Endowed Scholarship
Applicants for this award must demonstrate financial need (FAFSA), be...
Deadline03/15/2024
$600 Controller's Office Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible for this award students must have a major within the...
Deadline03/15/2024
$800 Cox Cable Saginaw Scholarship
Qualified applicants for this award must be enrolled full- or part-time,...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Curran-DeSautel Family Scholarship
To be eligible, students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, be...
Deadline03/15/2024
$800 David A. Roy Memorial Scholarship-Business
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled...
Deadline03/15/2024
$800 David A. Roy Memorial Scholarship-Education
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled...
Deadline03/15/2024
$800 David A. Roy Memorial Scholarship-Health Care
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled...
Deadline03/15/2024
$600 David and Jacqueline Hall Opportunity Scholarship
Individual must be a Saginaw County resident pursuing a major in the...
Deadline03/15/2024
$700 David E. Barker Endowed Scholarship for French Majors/Minors
To be eligible for this scholarships, candidates must be enrolled...
Deadline03/15/2024
$2,000 Dawn Hoeg Memorial Basketball Scholarship
This scholarship assists members in good standing of SVSU men’s or...
Deadline03/15/2024
$750 Dean Paul J. Uselding Endowed Scholarship for Family Business
This scholarship is awarded to full-time students who are second...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Delphi Automotive Systems/General Motors Endowed Scholarship in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Candidates should be full- or part-time electrical or mechanical...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Derrick Nash Memorial Education Scholarship
This scholarship benefits students who have been accepted into the SVSU...
Deadline03/15/2024
$2,000 Distinctive Program in Music Scholarship
Candidates for this award will be new freshman, returning, or transfer...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Distinguished Theatre Arts Scholarship
Successful applicants for this award will be a new freshman or transfer...
Deadline03/15/2024
$750 Dobulis Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics
Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time, have achieved a minimum...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,200 Dominic Monastiere Endowed Scholarship Fund
To be eligible, students must be first generation college students, have...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Don C. Law Memorial Scholarship
Candidates should be full- or part-time Mechanical Engineering or...
Deadline03/15/2024
$2,500 Douglas Zielinski Memorial Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering
Candidates must be full- or part-time Mechanical Engineering majors who...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,100 Dow Corning Employees Scholarship Fund
To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must be full- or...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Dow Corning Foundation - SVSU - Community STEM Partnership Scholarship
This scholarship is available to incoming full-time freshmen whose K-12...
Deadline03/15/2024
$0.00 Dr. David Rayfield Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full-time students pursuing majors in...
Deadline03/15/2024
$2,000 Dr. Douglas Hansen Cross-Country/Track and Field Scholarship Endowment Fund
To be eligible, students must be current members of the men’s or women’s...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Dr. George W. Eastland Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry
This scholarship is available to Chemistry majors who have achieved...
Deadline03/15/2024
$400 Dr. Heidi L. Febert Memorial Award
This award is available to History, History Education, and Social...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Dr. Richard H., Alma W., and R. Scott Gilmore Endowed Scholarship
Successful candidates will be full-time students who are members of the...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Edith M. Mikolajczak Endowed Scholarship
Candidates must be second-year students at SVSU, have a minimum...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,100 Edward B. "Ted" Morley, Jr. Memorial Endowed Athletic Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student athlete enrolled...
Deadline03/15/2024