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
$3,500 Shelly Berger Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship will be awarded to students who have achieved a minimum...
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$600 - $1,000 Shiv K. Arora Business Scholarship
Selected recipients will be of minimum junior standing (62 credits or...
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Varies Spatz Endowment for Performing Arts Scholarship - Music
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be new full-time...
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Varies Spatz Endowment for Performing Arts Scholarship - Theatre
To be eligible, students must be new incoming freshman Theatre or...
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$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...
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$1,300 Stephen Yanca Memorial Social Work Scholarship
This scholarship in memory of a long-time Social Work faculty member is...
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$1,250 Student Association Community Improvement Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time with a minimum...
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$500 Student Association Legislative and External Affairs Scholarship
To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time or part-time with a...
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$1,000 Student Association Student Empowerment Endowed Scholarship-Academic
To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum...
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$1,000 Student Association Student Empowerment Endowed Scholarship-Extracurricular Focus
To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum...
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Varies Student Association Student Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum 2.50...
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$500 SVSU Bartels Family Annual Scholarship--Business
This scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time with a minimum...
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$500 SVSU Bartels Family Annual Scholarship--Health and Human Services
This scholarship is open to full-time students with a minimum cumulative...
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$1,250 SVSU Endowed Scholarship for Students from India
This scholarship is awarded to international students (full- or...
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Varies SVSU Endowed Science Research Scholarship
Full- or part-time returning students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA in...
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$1,000 SVSU Faculty Association Chrysalis Endowed Scholarship Fund
The scholarship is available to full- or part-time undergraduate...
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$665 SVSU Health Professional Alumni Endowed Scholarship
Candidates must be residents of Arenac, Bay, Huron, Midland, Saginaw,...
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$1,500 SVSU Memorial Scholarship Fund
All new full-time freshman or transfer SVSU students are eligible to...
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Varies SVSU/Ming Chuan International Student Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible for this award candidates must be: full-time...
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$1,000 Terry and Jerry Drake Endowed Scholarship
Candidate shall be a full- or part-time new or returning student who is...
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$2,500 Theatre Scholarship
Candidates must be Theatre or Theatre Education majors who demonstrate...
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$1,400 Thomas E. Kullgren Engineering Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled full- or...
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$700 W. Leslie Whittaker Memorial Scholarship
To be eligible, full-time students must have completed at least 24...
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$1,100 Walter T. James Memorial Scholarship
Candidates must be full-time students who possess a minimum cumulative...
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$300 William and Sally Bowen Scholarship
Applicants for this award must be full- or part-time College of Arts...
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$1,500 Wineman Technology, Inc. Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to students pursuing degrees in Electrical...
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$1,400 Wolgast Corporation Endowed Scholarship
To be eligible, full-time students must be engineering majors with a...
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$1,000 Zubeda S. Khan Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full-time incoming freshmen residing in...
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$2,000 Lyman/Parker Non-Profit Fellowship in the Arts
The Lyman/Parker Nonprofit Fellowship in the Arts offers students...
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$1,300 Seitz Creative Writing Scholarship
Candidates will be creative writing majors or minors who have achieved...
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$500 Mary H. Anderson Endowed Chamber Music Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students enrolled in applied lessons...
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$500 Keipinger Memorial Business Scholarship
Applicants for this award will be full-time new freshman students who...
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$500 Valley Vanguard Excellence in Student Journalism Award
To be eligible for the award, students must be current staff members of...
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$1,000.00 Residence Hall Association Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students living on campus with a...
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$1,000 Mary F. and Todd R. Draves Endowed Scholarship for Entrepreneurship and Family Business
This scholarship is available to students with a minimum cumulative GPA...
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$1,000 Michael A. Finney Scholarship for Future Economic Development Professionals - Undergraduate
This scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students...
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Varies SVSU Faculty Association Endowed Scholarship
Candidates must be full- or part-time students who have completed a...
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$1,000 Albert S. Harvey Scholarship
Candidates must be new freshmen or transfer students enrolled full-time...
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$2,000 Allen E. and Marie A. Nickless Scholarship for Student Success
Eligible candidates will be second-year students enrolled full-time who...
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$500 Altrusa Tuition Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full- or part-time nontraditional...
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$250 American Association of University Women--Bay City Branch Scholarship
Applicants for this award must be Bay County residents, and possess a...
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$1,000 American Lebanese Community Scholarship Fund
Candidates must be enrolled full- or part-time, exhibit good character,...
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$600 American Legion Post 22 Legion Riders & Sons of American Legion Scholarship
To be eligible, students must be US Military active duty or honorably...
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$1,500 Amy L. Dore Annual Nursing Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be admitted to the...
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$1,000 Anita Martino Hampes/Robert and Phyllis Martino Memorial Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have a high school...
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$1,000 Ann L. Wintermyer Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship
To be eligible, full-time students must be admitted to the Nursing...
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$1,000 ARA Services Scholarship
Candidates will be new incoming freshmen, enrolled full-time, have a...
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$1,000 Archibald A. Boyce, Sr., and Mary E. Boyce Memorial Scholarship
Selection for this award will be based solely on scholastic merits for...
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$1,000 Barbara Ann Divine Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Qualified applicants will be full-time students admitted to the nursing...
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$1,000 Barnes & Noble Book Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to second-year full- or part-time...
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