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 donor-funded scholarships offered at SVSU. All students should complete a General Application each year. Opportunities exist for returning students and graduate students, too!

COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA AS EARLY AS POSIBLE: 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. 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.

SENIORS GRADUATING IN DECEMBER 2024 OR MAY 2025-SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU! The SVSU Degree Completion fund is taking applications through *July 15, 2024. If your General Application is complete, check your list of “Recommended Opportunities” (the SVSU Degree Completion Fund will appear there if you potentially qualify) and complete your application. If you have not yet applied for scholarships, complete your General Application NOW and when you’ve finished, check your list of “Recommended Opportunities” for the SVSU Degree Completion Fund. Minimum requirements include 2.0 GPA, at least half-time enrollment, and at least $500 in unmet financial need (according to FAFSA numbers). You must be graduating in December 2024 or May 2025.

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!

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AMOUNTS: The published award amounts on this site are for informational purposes only and are not guaranteed to be the amount you will receive should you be offered that scholarship. Actual scholarship awards may vary based on availability of funds, number of recipients, students’ individual financial aid circumstances, and other factors.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: There is no need to submit letters of recommendation with your General Application, or to scholarships that do not specifically ask for them. Individual scholarships that require letters of recommendation will include an option for you to upload them directly to those specific scholarships.

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
$1,000 Delphi Automotive Systems/General Motors Endowed Scholarship in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Candidates should be full- or part-time electrical or mechanical...
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$1,000 Derrick Nash Memorial Education Scholarship
This scholarship benefits students who have been accepted into the SVSU...
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$2,000 Distinctive Program in Music Scholarship
Candidates for this award will be new freshman, returning, or transfer...
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Varies Distinguished Theatre Arts Scholarship
Successful applicants for this award will be a new freshman or transfer...
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Varies Don C. Law Memorial Scholarship
Candidates should be full- or part-time Mechanical Engineering or...
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$2,500 Douglas Zielinski Memorial Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering
Candidates must be full- or part-time Mechanical Engineering majors who...
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$1,100 Dow Corning Employees Scholarship Fund
To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must be full- or...
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$1,000 Dow Corning Foundation - SVSU - Community STEM Partnership Scholarship
This scholarship is available to incoming full-time freshmen whose K-12...
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$0.00 Dr. David Rayfield Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full-time students pursuing majors in...
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$1,000 Dr. George W. and Mrs. Judith C. Eastland Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry
This scholarship is available to Chemistry majors who have achieved...
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$400 Dr. Heidi L. Febert Memorial Award
This award is available to History, History Education, and Social...
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$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...
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$1,000 Edith M. Mikolajczak Endowed Scholarship
Candidates must be second-year students at SVSU, have a minimum...
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$1,500 Edward and Kathryn Langenburg Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point...
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$2,500 Eldon Graham Engineering Scholarship
Qualified applicants will be full- or part-time engineering, technology,...
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$500 Fabiano Brothers Business Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to new freshman full-time College of...
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$1,000 Forever Red Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have completed at...
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$1,500 Frederick Douglas and Natalia Ruth Horak Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Qualified applicants will be residents of Bay, Midland or Saginaw...
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$1,000 G. James and Lyla Williams Scholarship in Teacher Education
Full-time students must be accepted in the Teacher Education program,...
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$500 Gary A. McMall Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is open to students who are graduates of Nouvel...
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$600 Gerald C. Francis Endowed Scholarship
Successful candidates will be full- or part-time accounting majors,...
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$1,000 Gerald L. Decker Math and Science Scholarship
Candidates for this award must be full-time math, science, or teaching...
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$1,000 Gerald R. Trudell Memorial Scholarship
Candidates must be full-time students who have achieved minimum junior...
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$2,500 Gladys and Samuel Marble Graduate Business Scholarship Fund
Applicants must have attended Delta College and completed coursework...
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$1,500 Gladys Hernandez-Zubulake Endowed Scholarship for Spanish Majors/Minors
To be eligible for this scholarships, candidates must be enrolled...
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$1,000 Glastender, Inc, Annual Business/Manufacturing Scholarship
Successful candidates will be enrolled full- or part-time and have a...
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$1,300 Gougeon Brothers Science Scholarship Fund
Students must be enrolled a minimum of 10 credit hours and majoring in...
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$1,000 Hamza Ahmad Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must be full-time students who have a minimum class standing...
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$1,600 Harry E. Rappa Memorial Engineering Scholarship
Candidates will have an undergraduate degree in engineering, and be...
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$1,000 Hispanic American Community Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Victor Luis Castellanos
Candidates for this scholarship must be new full-time freshman students...
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$1,500 IEEE Endowed Engineering Scholarship
Candidates for this scholarship must be full-time engineering majors,...
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$1,000 J. William Miller Endowed Engineering Scholarship Fund
Candidates will be full- or part-time returning or transfer students who...
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$1,000 James (Jim) Gorzinski Memorial Scholarship
To be eligible, students must have achieved at least junior class...
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$750 James and Rosemary Hill Scholarship in Music
Students that receive this award must be full- or part-time music or...
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$1,000 James R. and Anita H. Jenkins Endowed Scholarship for Student Success (New Freshmen)
This scholarship provides support to full-time students pursuing degrees...
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$1,800 Jean Davis Warrick Endowed Business Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full- or part-time students who have...
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$1,000 Jean E. Brown Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Education
Applicants for this award will be full-time junior or senior students...
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$1,250 Jerry A. and Marcena C. Woodcock Endowed Scholarship Fund
To be eligible, full-time students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and...
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$1,500 Jim Dwyer, Sr. Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be full-time,...
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$1,000 Joan Elizabeth Guthrie Memorial Scholarship in Education
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have a minimum...
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$600 Joel Dorne Criminal Justice - Military Veterans' Scholarship
Candidates for this award must have a minimum class standing of...
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$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...
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$500 Kihata/House Family Scholarship in Art
This scholarship is available to students with a minimum cumulative GPA...
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$1,000 Larry Engel Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must be enrolled full-time and admitted to the College of...
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$1,000 Leonard and Janet Zeilinger Endowed Agricultural Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full-time students who plan to pursue a...
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$1,000 Lloyd and Judy Yeo Endowed Business Scholarship
Candidates must be College of Business & Management majors with a...
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$1,000 Martin and Emma Block Endowed Scholarship Fund-Education
Qualified individuals for this award must be enrolled full-time and...
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$1,500 Mary Merchant Art Scholarship
To be eligible, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point...
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$500 Matthew Duncan Bronz Scholarship Fund
To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time, be residents of...
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$2,000 Maurovich-Warner Endowed Veterans Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time returning student that...
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