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
$550 David and Jacqueline Hall Opportunity Scholarship
Individual must be a Saginaw County resident pursuing a major in the College of Business and Management with a minimum of 3.0 high school G.P.A. or...
Individual must be a Saginaw County resident pursuing a major in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $550
Ended
$500 David E. Barker Endowed Scholarship for French Majors/Minors
To be eligible for this scholarships, candidates must be enrolled full-time, have declared French as their major or minor, be eligible to take...
To be eligible for this scholarships, candidates must be enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$650 Dean Paul J. Uselding Endowed Scholarship for Family Business
This scholarship is awarded to full-time students who are second generation or beyond in a family that owns and operates a family business. ...
This scholarship is awarded to full-time students who are second...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $650
Ended
$1,100 Department of Accounting - John A. Clinkenbeard Accounting Scholarship
Applicants must have junior or senior class standing (62 or more completed credits), be enrolled full- or part-time pursuing a degree in...
Applicants must have junior or senior class standing (62 or more...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,100
Ended
$1,300 Derrick Nash Memorial Education Scholarship
This scholarship benefits students who have been accepted into the SVSU College of Education, are enrolled full-time, and have a minimum grade...
This scholarship benefits students who have been accepted into the SVSU...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300
Ended
Varies Distinguished Theatre Arts Scholarship
Successful applicants for this award will be a new freshman or transfer student, be enrolled full-time for the fall and winter semesters and be...
Successful applicants for this award will be a new freshman or transfer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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
$1,000 Donald F. Nash Memorial Textbook Award
Candidates must be full-time students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative or high school GPA and demonstrate leadership, community involvement, and...
Candidates must be full-time students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,100 Douglas Zielinski Memorial Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering
Candidates must be full- or part-time Mechanical Engineering majors who have achieved at least junior class standing (62 or more credits) and a...
Candidates must be full- or part-time Mechanical Engineering majors who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,100
Ended
$1,000 Dow Corning Employees Scholarship Fund
To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must be full- or part-time College of Business and Management or College of Science Engineering and...
To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must be full- or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Dow Corning Foundation - SVSU - Community STEM Partnership Scholarship
This scholarship is available to incoming full-time freshmen whose K-12 school district participated in the Dow Corning Foundation/SVSU Community...
This scholarship is available to incoming full-time freshmen whose K-12...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,200 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: $1,200
Ended
$1,100 Dr. Roosevelt Ruffin Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
To be eligible, new or returning students must be enrolled full-time, be residents of Saginaw County, demonstrate financial need (FAFSA),...
To be eligible, new or returning students must be enrolled full-time, be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,100
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
$1,200 Edward and Kathryn Langenburg Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8, be admitted to the SVSU Teacher Education program pursuing a...
To be eligible, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200
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
$1,800 Elizabeth D. Paulick Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to a full- or part-time College of Business and Management major who is a Michigan resident. Recipients will...
This scholarship is awarded to a full- or part-time College of Business...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,800
Ended
$1,000 Fabiano Brothers Business Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to new freshman full-time College of Business and Management majors with a minimum 2.5 HSGPA who demonstrate the...
This scholarship is awarded to new freshman full-time College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 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: $1,000
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 Frank N. Andersen Scholarship
Successful candidates will be Saginaw County HS graduates with a minimum 2.75 high school G.P.A, who demonstrate financial need with preference to...
Successful candidates will be Saginaw County HS graduates with a minimum...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,300 Fred C. and Joyce Cook Endowed Scholarship
Candidates for this award must be new full-time freshman students who demonstrate a financial need (FAFSA).
Candidates for this award must be new full-time freshman students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300
Ended
$1,600 Frederick Douglas and Natalia Ruth Horak Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Qualified applicants will be residents of Bay, Midland or Saginaw counties pursuing degrees full-time in pre-medicine, nursing, medical...
Qualified applicants will be residents of Bay, Midland or Saginaw...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600
Ended
$1,000 Gary A. McMall Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is open to students who are graduates of Nouvel Catholic Central High School or transfer students from Delta College. Candidates...
This scholarship is open to students who are graduates of Nouvel...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$600 Gerald C. Francis Endowed Scholarship
Successful candidates will be full- or part-time accounting majors, nontraditional students, and employed to help finance their education. They...
Successful candidates will be full- or part-time accounting majors,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$500 Gerald I. and Olena Smith Community Service Endowed Scholarship
Student must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for this scholarship: have performed community service such as the Peace Corps,...
Student must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,000 Gerald L. Decker Math and Science Scholarship
Candidates for this award must be full-time math, science, or teaching of math or science majors; have a minimum of junior class standing (62...
Candidates for this award must be full-time math, science, or teaching...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$100 Gerald R. Trudell Memorial Scholarship
Candidates must be full-time students who have achieved minimum junior standing (62 or more credits), a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 GPA...
Candidates must be full-time students who have achieved minimum junior...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100
Ended
$700 Gladys Hernandez-Zubulake Endowed Scholarship for Spanish Majors/Minors
To be eligible for this scholarships, candidates must be enrolled full-time, have declared Spanish as their major or minor, be eligible to take...
To be eligible for this scholarships, candidates must be enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700
Ended
$1,000 Gloria J. and Douglas E. Wagener Support Staff Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is available to members (in good standing) of the SVSU Support Staff Association or their families. Full- or part-time students...
This scholarship is available to members (in good standing) of the SVSU...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,500 Gougeon Brothers Science Scholarship Fund
Students must be enrolled a minimum of 10 credit hours and majoring in chemistry, mechanical engineering or secondary education/chemistry or...
Students must be enrolled a minimum of 10 credit hours and majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$1,000 Hamza Ahmad Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must have a minimum class standing of sophomore (31 or more completed credits), with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 in all academic...
Applicants must have a minimum class standing of sophomore (31 or more...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Henry E. Schwartz Memorial Business Scholarship
Candidates must be full- or part-time majors within College of Business and Management who demonstrate scholastic achievement, character, financial...
Candidates must be full- or part-time majors within College of Business...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,150 Herbert H. Lyon Scholarship
Candidates will be full- or part-time students who are residents of Bay, Midland or Saginaw Counties with a minimum 3.00 G.P.A. with potential for...
Candidates will be full- or part-time students who are residents of Bay,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,150
Ended
$1,000 Independent Bank Opportunity Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to full- or part-time second year students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and Pell Grant...
This scholarship will be awarded to full- or part-time second year...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$900 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: $900
Ended
$1,000 Jack and Alice Wirt Scholarship
Candidates must be full- or part-time returning or transfer students who have completed at least 30 credits toward a degree program and have a...
Candidates must be full- or part-time returning or transfer students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 James (Jim) Gorzinski Memorial Scholarship
To be eligible, students must have achieved at least junior class standing, major in Accounting or Finance, have a minimum cumulative grade point...
To be eligible, students must have achieved at least junior class...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500 James and Rosemary Hill Scholarship in Music
Students that receive this award must be full- or part-time music or music education majors with a minimum overall cumulative 2.75 G.P.A. and a...
Students that receive this award must be full- or part-time music or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,000 James B. Arnold Engineering Scholarship
Scholarship awards will be given to students enrolled full- or part-time who have achieved minimum sophomore standing (31 credits or higher), are...
Scholarship awards will be given to students enrolled full- or part-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,100 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: $1,100
Ended
$900 Janet K. Robinson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible, candidates must by full- or part-time Psychology majors, have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours, have a minimum cumulative GPA...
To be eligible, candidates must by full- or part-time Psychology majors,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $900
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
$1,600 Jean Davis Warrick Endowed Business Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full- or part-time students who have achieved minimum junior status (62 or more credits) and are majors in the...
This scholarship is available to full- or part-time students who have...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600
Ended
$1,000 Jean E. Brown Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Education
Applicants for this award will be full-time junior or senior students (62 credits or more), will be admitted to College of Education, possess a 3.0...
Applicants for this award will be full-time junior or senior students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
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 Joel Dorne Criminal Justice - Military Veterans' Scholarship
Candidates for this award must have a minimum class standing of sophomore (31 credits or more), be enrolled full-time, and possess minimum...
Candidates for this award must have a minimum class standing of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$700 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: $700
Ended
$1,500 Joseph Britton and Marjorie Carson Britton Scholarship
Candidates for this award must be Midland County residents enrolled full- or part-time who demonstrate financial need (FAFSA) with potential for...
Candidates for this award must be Midland County residents enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$1,000 Judith and Thomas Donahue/Capital Group Companies Endowed Scholarship in Political Science
Qualified candidate will be a full- or part-time student with a minimum of junior standing (62 credits or more), be majoring in political science...
Qualified candidate will be a full- or part-time student with a minimum...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended