Our Opportunities

To be considered for the majority of donor-funded scholarships at SVSU, 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 may automatically submit your application for 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 most private scholarships offered at SVSU.

Response to the COVID-19 crisis: The application process for 2020-2021 is open until all scholarships are awarded, allowing greater flexibility for students and the extension of many scholarship deadlines. Awards will be made beginning April 1 until all scholarships are filled, so students are encouraged to apply soon for the best selection of opportunities. Scholarships with extended deadlines will remain available until that date or until all available awards have been made, whichever comes first.

Searching using Filters should be for informational purposes only. Completing your scholarship application (General Application) is the best way to locate and apply for scholarships for which you qualify..

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies SVSU Student Emergency Fund
The SVSU Student Emergency Fund is a limited resource funded by private donations. Every effort is made to assist as many students as possible, but...
The SVSU Student Emergency Fund is a limited resource funded by private...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2020
$5,000 Robert and Ellen Thompson Scholarship for Working Families (Freshman Applicants)
To qualify initially, students must meet/complete the following: newly-enrolled freshmen attending full-time a minimum high school GPA of 3.6 a...
To qualify initially, students must meet/complete the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $5,000
$500 Global Family Enterprise Case Competition Award
This scholarship is available to students who hope to participate in the Global Family Enterprise Case Competition. Three recipients chosen to...
This scholarship is available to students who hope to participate in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Jack M. and Lila J. Ryder Endowed Scholarship
To qualify for this scholarship, full-time students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (High School GPA of 3.0 for incoming freshmen),...
To qualify for this scholarship, full-time students must have a minimum...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500 Joseph A. Vogl Golf Award for Leadership
To be eligible, candidates must be enrolled full- or part-time, be a member of the SVSU Golf Team, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The...
To be eligible, candidates must be enrolled full- or part-time, be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Krantz Family Student Teaching Award
This scholarship is available to students in the College of Education who will be student teaching during the upcoming academic year and...
This scholarship is available to students in the College of Education...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Midland Rotary Scholarship
This scholarship is available to new incoming freshman students from Midland County enrolled full-time with minimum high school grade point...
This scholarship is available to new incoming freshman students from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 Spence Annual Tennis Scholarship
To be eligible, full- or part-time students must be athletes in the SVSU Tennis Program, eligible to participate under NCAA II guidelines, and...
To be eligible, full- or part-time students must be athletes in the SVSU...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Student Association Student Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship
Candidates must be full-time students who have a minimum 2.75 GPA, have been enrolled full-time at SVSU for at least one academic year, and submit...
Candidates must be full-time students who have a minimum 2.75 GPA, have...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies SVSU Club Sports Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full-time students who are active members of an SVSU club sports team. Additional requirements are a minimum GPA...
This scholarship is available to full-time students who are active...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500 SVSU Student Nurses' Association Positive Impact Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to N3 or N4 students in the Nursing program who are planning to complete an internship during the upcoming Spring or...
This scholarship is offered to N3 or N4 students in the Nursing program...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Tena and Roger Baruth Men's Basketball Scholarship
This scholarship is established to assist student athletes who are, or have been, members of the SVSU Men’s Basketball team. Candidates must be a...
This scholarship is established to assist student athletes who are, or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,000 Wickson-Link Scholarship for Student Success
Eligible candidates will be second-year students enrolled full-time who have achieved a minimum 2.0 GPA during their first year at SVSU and...
Eligible candidates will be second-year students enrolled full-time who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$1,025 William F. McNally Scholarship for Student Success
Eligible candidates will be second-year students enrolled full-time who have achieved a minimum 2.0 GPA during their first year at SVSU and...
Eligible candidates will be second-year students enrolled full-time who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,025
Ended
Varies Baker Kanagawa US-Japan Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 79 and a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, a minimum grade point average...
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have a minimum TOEFL...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,500 OLLI Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship is supported by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SVSU to assist student participating in faculty-led study abroad...
This scholarship is supported by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$500 Forever Red Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have completed at least one semester at SVSU, be enrolled full-time, and have an SVSU GPA of...
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have completed at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Don C. Law Memorial Scholarship
Candidates should be full- or part-time Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering majors with a minimum of 3.0 G.P.A. and demonstrate good...
Candidates should be full- or part-time Mechanical Engineering or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$800 Abou Traore Student Scholarship
Candidates must be enrolled full-time in a degree program and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 with a demonstrated commitment to...
Candidates must be enrolled full-time in a degree program and have a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800
Ended
$1,500 Art Kackmeister and Gladys Benjamin Kackmeister Memorial Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible for this award, full-time students must have completed at least 50 credit hours, participated in high school sports, possess a...
To be eligible for this award, full-time students must have completed at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$800 Biology/Chemistry Scholarship
Applicants for this award will be full-time sophomores (31-61 credits) and have completed CHEM111 and 112 lectures or equivalent with a minimum of...
Applicants for this award will be full-time sophomores (31-61 credits)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800
Ended
Varies Bruce Allen Hart Scholarship
This scholarship will pay for the course textbook and lab manual for Chemistry 111. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in Chemistry 111...
This scholarship will pay for the course textbook and lab manual for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500 Chad M. Dewey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students majoring in Computer Information Systems or Computer Science, enrolled at least part-time, with a...
This scholarship is available to students majoring in Computer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$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 SVSU Cheerleading Team with minimum 3.00 G.P.A. Candidates must also...
Successful candidates will be full-time students who are members of the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,100 Edward B. "Ted" Morley, Jr. Memorial Endowed Athletic Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student athlete enrolled full-time with a minimum HSGPA or cumulative college GPA of 3.25. Awards...
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student athlete enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,100
Ended
#2,500 Eldon Graham Engineering Scholarship
Qualified applicants will be full- or part-time engineering, technology, or technological processes majors with scholastic achievement, character,...
Qualified applicants will be full- or part-time engineering, technology,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: #2,500
Ended
$400 Florence "Goody" Peters Civic Engagement Scholarship
To qualify for this scholarship, students must be enrolled full-time, have achieved minimum sophomore status, have a GPA of at least 2.5, be a...
To qualify for this scholarship, students must be enrolled full-time,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$800 J. William Miller Endowed Engineering Scholarship Fund
Candidates will be full- or part-time returning or transfer students who have achieved at least sophomore status (31 or more credits), a minimum...
Candidates will be full- or part-time returning or transfer students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800
Ended
$1,000 James E. O'Neill, Jr. Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to full-time student athletes in baseball, golf, softball or tennis. Candidates will demonstrate scholastic...
This scholarship is awarded to full-time student athletes in baseball,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$250 Jason Sweet Greek Life Student Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to recognize and reward student leaders who demonstrate a commitment to the principles of Greek Life through their...
This scholarship is intended to recognize and reward student leaders who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$1,000 Jim Dwyer, Sr. Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be full-time, starting their second year at SVSU, have a minimum cumulative grade point average...
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be full-time,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$600 John A. Fallon Award for Leadership
Applicants must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum class standing of sophomore (31 credits or more) demonstrate leadership potential and high...
Applicants must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum class standing of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$1,000 Kozlowski Jet's Pizza Family Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to students from Genesee, Bay, or Saginaw County who are members of the SVSU Track & Field or Cross Country Teams,...
This scholarship will be awarded to students from Genesee, Bay, or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Leonard and Janet Zeilinger Endowed Agricultural Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full-time students who plan to pursue a career in the agriculture field. New freshman candidates must have a...
This scholarship is available to full-time students who plan to pursue a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500 Lois Barnett Memorial Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
This scholarship assists students with physical, mental, or learning disabilities who are registered with the Office of Accessible Resources and...
This scholarship assists students with physical, mental, or learning...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,200 Maynard D. and Goldie Bartha Allyn Scholarship Fund
Candidates must meet the following requirements: be enrolled full- or part-time pursuing a degree in social work or be completing their pre-social...
Candidates must meet the following requirements: be enrolled full- or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200
Ended
$1,000 Michigan Sugar Company Endowed Scholarship
Candidates must be full- or part-time undergraduate students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 who are residents of Michigan and...
Candidates must be full- or part-time undergraduate students with a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,300 Mridha International Student Leadership Award
Full- or part-time graduate and undergraduate international students are eligible if they are involved in or contribute to campus leadership and...
Full- or part-time graduate and undergraduate international students are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300
Ended
$1,700 Multi-Cultural Engineering Scholarship Opportunity Fund
Candidates will be full-time students who have achieved junior status (62 or more credits) and are engineering or science majors who demonstrate...
Candidates will be full-time students who have achieved junior status...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,700
Ended
$1,500 Nicholas S. Scheall Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship benefits new, full-time freshman students majoring in the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology. Candidates must have a...
This scholarship benefits new, full-time freshman students majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$400 Otto, Westendorf, and Wilhite Endowed Agricultural Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum grade point average of 2.75, and plan to pursue a career...
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$1,350 Pride Center Scholarship
This scholarship recognizes students who exemplify a commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community through service and scholarship. To be eligible, students...
This scholarship recognizes students who exemplify a commitment to the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,350
Ended
$1,500 Richard V. Wolohan Fellowship in Leadership and Service
To be eligible, students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, be from Saginaw County, and enrolled full-time. Candidates must also...
To be eligible, students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$1,000 Robert Castro Jaime Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to full- or part-time Social Work majors who have a minimum GPA of 2.25 or higher and demonstrate financial need...
This scholarship is awarded to full- or part-time Social Work majors who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,140 Robert J. Black Scholarship
Candidates for this scholarship award will be new or returning students, full- or part-time, engineering or engineering technology management...
Candidates for this scholarship award will be new or returning students,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,140
Ended
$300 Russell C. Will Memorial Scholarship
Candidates must be computer science or computer information systems majors with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given in the...
Candidates must be computer science or computer information systems...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300
Ended
$1,500 Russell H. and Maxine E. Smith Endowed Scholarship for Student Success
Eligible candidates will be residents of Bay County who are second-year students enrolled full-time, have achieved a minimum 2.0 GPA during their...
Eligible candidates will be residents of Bay County who are second-year...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$1,500 Saginaw Business and Professional Women's Club Scholarship
This scholarship is available to non-traditional students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 who demonstrate the ability or...
This scholarship is available to non-traditional students with a minimum...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$1,000 Standing Wheelchair Company Annual Scholarship in Memory of Douglas Spooner
Candidates must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and may be enrolled full- or part-time. Selection priority will be given in the following order: (1)...
Candidates must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and may be enrolled full- or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Steve Yanca Memorial Social Work Scholarship
This scholarship in memory of a long-time Social Work faculty member is awarded to Social Work majors, with preferences for those who are Great...
This scholarship in memory of a long-time Social Work faculty member is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended