Our Opportunities

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 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 private scholarships offered at SVSU.

All students should complete a General Application each year. Opportunities exist for returning students and graduate students, too!

Searching using Filters (keywords) may be helpful in browsing opportunities prior to admission to SVSU. For admitted students, 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
$1,000 Amy L. Dore Annual Nursing Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be admitted to the BSN or RN to BSN program, be enrolled full- or part-time, have a minimum...
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be admitted to the...
  • Deadline: 06/18/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline06/18/2021
$5,000 Thompson Family Freshman Achiever Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Freshman Achiever student for $2,500 per semester, for up to six semesters. The student must be a second-year student...
This scholarship is for a Freshman Achiever student for $2,500 per...
  • Deadline: 06/25/2021
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline06/25/2021
Varies Morrison M. and Julie A. Stevens Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to full- or part-time non-traditional students who are residents of Bay, Saginaw, or Midland Counties who demonstrate...
This scholarship is awarded to full- or part-time non-traditional...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2021
Varies SVSU Student Emergency Fund
PLEASE NOTE: This fund is for short-term urgent expenses; it will not cover regular tuition and fees. DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED (i.e., invoices,...
PLEASE NOTE: This fund is for short-term urgent expenses; it will not...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2021
$2,000 Distinctive Program in Music Scholarship
Candidates for this award will be new freshman, returning, or transfer students, will be majoring in music or music education, will be enrolled...
Candidates for this award will be new freshman, returning, or transfer...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline07/01/2021
$1,600 Shannan Thompson Memorial Scholarship
*This scholarship is awarded to graduates of Nouvel Catholic Central (full-time incoming freshmen) who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and...
*This scholarship is awarded to graduates of Nouvel Catholic Central...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2021
  • Award: $1,600
Deadline07/01/2021
Varies Spatz Endowment for Performing Arts Scholarship - Music
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be new full-time freshmen Music or Music Education majors with a minimum grade point average of...
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be new full-time...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/01/2021
$1,500 Botz Liberal Arts Fellowship
The Botz Liberal Arts Fellowship will provide support for Liberal Arts majors to complete an internship in a business setting. To be eligible,...
The Botz Liberal Arts Fellowship will provide support for Liberal Arts...
  • Deadline: 07/31/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline07/31/2021
$1,000 Maynard Smith Trust Scholarship
Candidates must be new full-time students who demonstrate involvement in extra-curricular activities or service to the community and exhibit...
Candidates must be new full-time students who demonstrate involvement in...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline08/01/2021
$700 Daisy Margaret Van Benschoten Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to full- or part-time History majors who demonstrate good character and the need for encouragement in their goal of...
This scholarship is awarded to full- or part-time History majors who...
  • Deadline: 09/01/2021
  • Award: $700
Deadline09/01/2021
$1,300 William S. Hoffmann & John R. Willertz Endowed Scholarship
Successful applicants for this award will be full-time history, history education, or social studies majors with a minimum of 60 completed credits...
Successful applicants for this award will be full-time history, history...
  • Deadline: 09/01/2021
  • Award: $1,300
Deadline09/01/2021
$500 George and Lynn Puia International Studies Endowment
This scholarship assists with expenses for a study abroad experience. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have achieved...
This scholarship assists with expenses for a study abroad experience....
  • Deadline: 10/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline10/01/2021
Varies Gilbertson Award for Study Abroad
This scholarship provides assistance for study abroad opportunities. Successful applicants will have completed a minimum of 24 credits at SVSU,...
This scholarship provides assistance for study abroad opportunities....
  • Deadline: 10/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/01/2021
$1,400 International Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship
*Candidates for this award will have been accepted for at least one semester study abroad with a minimum cumulative 3.0 G.P.A. Students must have a...
*Candidates for this award will have been accepted for at least one...
  • Deadline: 10/01/2021
  • Award: $1,400
Deadline10/01/2021
$1,500 Study Abroad Experience Scholarship
Candidates for this award will have achieved a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A. and plan to participate in an SVSU-recognized study abroad program. The award...
Candidates for this award will have achieved a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A. and...
  • Deadline: 10/01/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline10/01/2021
$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 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 Cyrus P. Aryana Annual Scholarship
This scholarship is available to Mathematics or Applied Mathematics majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Candidates must have completed...
This scholarship is available to Mathematics or Applied Mathematics...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Cardinals Care COVID-19 Relief Fund
This scholarship is available to new incoming freshmen and transfer students enrolled full-time who have completed a FAFSA and are experiencing...
This scholarship is available to new incoming freshmen and transfer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Dr. Heidi L. Febert Memorial Award
This award is available to History majors of junior/senior class standing who are first generation in college students. Candidates must have a...
This award is available to History majors of junior/senior class...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Jorge T. Espinoza & George A. Wilson Opportunity Scholarship
Candidates for this award will be a new first generation freshman or veteran, will have or will be a graduate from a high school in Bay, Saginaw,...
Candidates for this award will be a new first generation freshman or...
  • 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 Means Industries, Inc. Annual Mechanical Engineering Scholarship
Applicants for this award must be full- or part-time students who are mechanical engineering majors.
Applicants for this award must be full- or part-time students who are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies 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: Varies
Ended
Varies Spatz Endowment for Performing Arts Scholarship - Theatre
To be eligible, students must be new incoming freshman Theatre or Theatre Education majors with a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0....
To be eligible, students must be new incoming freshman Theatre or...
  • 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 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
$500 Merry Jo and Gary Brandimore Military Student Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to veterans or those on currently active reserve of the United States military who have achieved a minimum of sophomore...
This scholarship is awarded to veterans or those on currently active...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,000 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: $1,000
Ended
$1,100 Alan Ott and Chemical Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund
Candidates for this scholarship must be enrolled full-time, Mid-Michigan residents who are business or finance majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who...
Candidates for this scholarship must be enrolled full-time, Mid-Michigan...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,100
Ended
$500 Altrusa Tuition Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full- or part-time nontraditional students with a minimum of 12 credits completed and a minimum 3.0 G.P.A....
This scholarship is available to full- or part-time nontraditional...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,500 American Association of University Women--Bay City Branch Scholarship
Applicants for this award must be Bay County residents, and posses a cumulative 3.0 G.P.A.. Candidates should also exhibit good character,...
Applicants for this award must be Bay County residents, and posses a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$800 American Lebanese Community Scholarship Fund
Candidates must be enrolled full- or part-time, exhibit good character, leadership, and a commitment to community service. Applicants must also...
Candidates must be enrolled full- or part-time, exhibit good character,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800
Ended
$500 American Legion Post 22 Legion Riders & Sons of American Legion Scholarship
To be eligible, students must be US Military active duty or honorably discharged veterans or their dependents. Additional criteria include...
To be eligible, students must be US Military active duty or honorably...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,200 Andrews Hooper Pavlik Accounting Scholarship Fund
In the following order and to be eligible for this award, recipients will meet the following criteria: sophomore or higher class standing (31...
In the following order and to be eligible for this award, recipients...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200
Ended
$2,000 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: $2,000
Ended
$1,000 Barbara Lee Mitchell Endowed Scholarship in Vocal Music
Candidates must be full- or part-time students who are declared Music or Music Education Majors (Vocal), have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and maintain...
Candidates must be full- or part-time students who are declared Music or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Barnes & Noble Book Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to second-year full- or part-time students with financial need (FAFSA) who have a minimum cumulative grade point...
This scholarship will be awarded to second-year full- or part-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Barstow Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility requirements for this award are financial need (FAFSA) and demonstrated/established scholastic achievement and/or scholastic potential....
Eligibility requirements for this award are financial need (FAFSA) and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500 Biology Club Scholarship
To be eligible, students must be members of the Biology Club, major in Biology, Chemistry, Chemistry/Biology, or Pre-Health Professions, and...
To be eligible, students must be members of the Biology Club, major in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,000 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: $1,000
Ended
$600 Bob and Marge Goedert Family Business Endowed Scholarship
Eligible students will be enrolled full- or part-time, enrolled in a family business class, working for or planning to join their family business,...
Eligible students will be enrolled full- or part-time, enrolled in a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$800 Boice and Jean Bird Endowed Engineering Scholarship
To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full-time, major in engineering, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be a resident...
To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full-time, major in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800
Ended
$600 Braun Kendrick Finkbeiner P.L.C. Endowed Area Scholarship
To be eligible for this award, candidates must be full-time junior or senior students (62 credits or higher) with an expressed interest for a...
To be eligible for this award, candidates must be full-time junior or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$300 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: $300
Ended
$1,000 Cartwright/Muladore Endowed Business Scholarship
This scholarship is available to junior or senior majors in the College of Business (preference to Accounting and Finance majors) with a minimum,...
This scholarship is available to junior or senior majors in the College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
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
$500 Curran-DeSautel Family Scholarship
To be eligible, students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, be enrolled full-time, and be residents of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with...
To be eligible, students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$430 David A. Roy Memorial Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, be residents of Bay, Midland, or...
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $430
Ended