Our Opportunities

ADMITTED SVSU STUDENTS (including new incoming freshmen): To be considered for private (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!

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.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$700 Daisy Margaret Van Benschoten Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to full- or part-time History majors who...
Deadline09/30/2022
$400 Dr. Heidi L. Febert Memorial Award
This award is available to History majors of junior/senior class...
Deadline09/30/2022
Varies Dr. Jessica R. Bentoski Endowed Scholarship for Pre-Dental Students
This scholarship is for pre-Dental students who plan to take the DAT...
Deadline09/30/2022
$600 George and Lynn Puia International Studies Endowment
This scholarship assists with expenses for a study abroad experience....
Deadline09/30/2022
Varies Gilbertson Award for Study Abroad
This scholarship provides assistance for study abroad opportunities....
Deadline09/30/2022
$1,300 International Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship
*Candidates for this award will have been accepted for at least one...
Deadline09/30/2022
$1,500 Study Abroad Experience Scholarship
Candidates for this award will have achieved a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A. and...
Deadline09/30/2022
Varies SVSU Korean Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship will assist students who will be enrolled for a full...
Deadline09/30/2022
$1,500 William S. Hoffmann & John R. Willertz Endowed Scholarship
Successful applicants for this award will be full-time history, history...
Deadline09/30/2022
$1,000 scholarship; paid internship Botz Liberal Arts Fellowship
The Botz Liberal Arts Fellowship is a multi-semester career readiness...
Deadline10/05/2022
$1,300 MJ Brandimore Residential Life Emerging Leader Endowed Award
This award is available to new freshman students living in SVSU...
Deadline10/05/2022
$1,000 James R. and Anita H. Jenkins Endowed Scholarship for Student Success (Returning Students)
This scholarship is offered on a limited basis to returning full-time...
Ended
$500 Joseph A. Vogl Golf Award for Leadership
To be eligible, candidates must be enrolled full- or part-time, be a...
Ended
$1,000 Spence Annual Tennis Scholarship
To be eligible, full- or part-time students must be athletes in the SVSU...
Ended
Varies Student Association Legislative and External Affairs Scholarship
The SVSU Student Association offers this scholarship to all full-time or...
Ended
Varies Student Association Student Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship
Candidates must be full-time students who have a minimum 2.75 GPA, have...
Ended
Varies SVSU Robert W. Loftus Annual Scholarship
This scholarship is available to incoming, current, or transfer members...
Ended
$500 SVSU Student Nurses' Association Positive Impact Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to N3 or N4 students in the Nursing program...
Ended
$0.00 SVSU Women's Softball Annual Scholarship
This scholarship is available to incoming, current, or past members of...
Ended
Varies Tena and Roger Baruth Men's Basketball Scholarship
This scholarship is established to assist student athletes who are, or...
Ended
$1,000 Abou Traore Student Scholarship
Candidates must be enrolled full-time in a degree program and have a...
Ended
$1,100 Alan Ott and Chemical Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund
Candidates for this scholarship must be enrolled full-time, Mid-Michigan...
Ended
$500 Altrusa Tuition Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full- or part-time nontraditional...
Ended
$1,500 American Association of University Women--Bay City Branch Scholarship
Applicants for this award must be Bay County residents, and posses a...
Ended
$900 American Lebanese Community Scholarship Fund
Candidates must be enrolled full- or part-time, exhibit good character,...
Ended
$1,000 Andrews Hooper Pavlik Accounting Scholarship Fund
In the following order and to be eligible for this award, recipients...
Ended
$2,500 Art Kackmeister and Gladys Benjamin Kackmeister Memorial Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible for this award, full-time students must have completed at...
Ended
$1,500 Barbara Lee Mitchell Endowed Scholarship in Vocal Music
Candidates must be full- or part-time students who are declared Music or...
Ended
$1,000 Barnes & Noble Book Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to second-year full- or part-time...
Ended
$1,000 Barstow Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility requirements for this award are financial need (FAFSA) and...
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
$500 Bob and Marge Goedert Family Business Endowed Scholarship
Eligible students will be enrolled full- or part-time, enrolled in a...
Ended
$1,200 Boice and Jean Bird Endowed Engineering Scholarship
To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full-time, major in...
Ended
$600 Braun Kendrick Finkbeiner P.L.C. Endowed Area Scholarship
To be eligible for this award, candidates must be full-time junior or...
Ended
$300 Bruce Allen Hart Scholarship
This scholarship will pay for the course textbook and lab manual for...
Ended
$1,000 Cartwright/Muladore Endowed Business Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full-time junior or senior majors in...
Ended
$500 Chad M. Dewey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students majoring in Computer...
Ended
$1,500 Clinkenbeard-Kickham Accounting Scholarship
Applicants must have junior or senior class standing (62 or more...
Ended
Varies College of Education Endowed Scholarship
Applicants for this award must demonstrate financial need (FAFSA), be...
Ended
$1,000 Cyrus P. Aryana Annual Scholarship
This scholarship is available to Mathematics majors with a minimum...
Ended
$1,000 David A. Roy Memorial Scholarship
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
$1,000 David E. Barker Endowed Scholarship for French Majors/Minors
To be eligible for this scholarships, candidates must be enrolled...
Ended
$2,350 Dawn Hoeg Memorial Basketball Scholarship
This scholarship assists members in good standing of SVSU men’s or...
Ended
$700 Dean Paul J. Uselding Endowed Scholarship for Family Business
This scholarship is awarded to full-time students who are second...
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