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
$750 PNC Bank DECA Collegiate Scholarship
This scholarship is available to new full- or part-time freshman students pursuing majors in the College of Business and Management. Candidates...
This scholarship is available to new full- or part-time freshman...
  • Deadline: 06/06/2020
  • Award: $750
Deadline06/06/2020
$2,000 PNC Entrepreneurship Scholarship
This scholarship is available to College of Business and Management majors who have completed at least 62 credits at the time of application and...
This scholarship is available to College of Business and Management...
  • Deadline: 06/06/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline06/06/2020
$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: 07/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline07/01/2020
$200 Mary H. Anderson Endowed Chamber Music Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students enrolled in applied lessons and performing in an SVSU chamber ensemble. To be eligible, students must...
This scholarship is available to students enrolled in applied lessons...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2020
  • Award: $200
Deadline07/01/2020
$2,000 Theodore Roethke Student Writing Award
This award recognizes talent in creative writing of fiction and poetry by undergraduate students at Saginaw Valley State University. To be...
This award recognizes talent in creative writing of fiction and poetry...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline08/01/2020
$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: 08/28/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline08/28/2020
$1,000 Albert S. Harvey Scholarship
Candidates must be new freshmen or transfer students enrolled full-time at SVSU.
Candidates must be new freshmen or transfer students enrolled full-time...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,000 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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$700 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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $700
Deadline09/11/2020
$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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,400 ARA Services Scholarship
Candidates will be new incoming freshmen, enrolled full-time, have a minimum 3.5 high school G.P.A, and exhibit character and leadership.
Candidates will be new incoming freshmen, enrolled full-time, have a...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,400
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,000 Archibald A. Boyce, Sr., and Mary E. Boyce Memorial Scholarship
Selection for this award will be based solely on scholastic merits for full-time, new freshman students.
Selection for this award will be based solely on scholastic merits for...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,300 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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,300
Deadline09/11/2020
$500 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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/11/2020
$400 Carrolton Community Endowed Scholarship
Candidates for this award must meet the following requirements: be newly enrolled full-time freshmen; be graduates of Carrollton High School; have...
Candidates for this award must meet the following requirements: be ...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $400
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,000 Charles Strosacker Scholarship
Candidates must be full- or part-time majors within College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, with preference given to engineering majors. ...
Candidates must be full- or part-time majors within College of Science,...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,100 Chase Endowed Scholarship
Eligible applicants will meet the following requirements: be enrolled full-time, have established academic achievement, show a commitment to the...
Eligible applicants will meet the following requirements: be enrolled...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,100
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,000 Claire and Toivo Myllykangas Endowed Scholarship Fund
Candidates must be full-time new freshmen who are residents of Saginaw County with a minimum high school G.P.A. of 3.0. Additional considerations...
Candidates must be full-time new freshmen who are residents of Saginaw...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,500 Community College Scholarship
This scholarship is available to new undergraduate transfer students who have attended community college(s) with a minimum 3.0 grade point average,...
This scholarship is available to new undergraduate transfer students who...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline09/11/2020
$500 Cox Cable Saginaw Scholarship
Qualified applicants for this award must be enrolled full- or part-time, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 high school G.P.A. and demonstrate good...
Qualified applicants for this award must be enrolled full- or part-time,...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,000 CPI Engineering Services Scholarship
The successful candidate will be enrolled full-time, exhibit good character and leadership with a minimum 3.5 high school G.P.A. Preference for...
The successful candidate will be enrolled full-time, exhibit good...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,500 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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline09/11/2020
$400 Currie Kendall Polasky Meisel Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is available to children of police officers or fire-fighters who are full-time incoming freshman students.
This scholarship is available to children of police officers or...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $400
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,000 Delphi Automotive Systems/General Motors Endowed Scholarship in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Candidates should be full- or part-time electrical or mechanical engineering majors with excellence in their academics. Candidates will also...
Candidates should be full- or part-time electrical or mechanical...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,000 Donald and Barbara Weyenberg Science Scholarship
Candidates must be full- or part-time majors in the College of Science, Engineering & Technology with a minimum HSGPA of 3.0 who demonstrate,...
Candidates must be full- or part-time majors in the College of Science,...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,500 Dr. Benjamin C. Stark Biology Scholarship
Candidates must be full-time biology majors with a minimum HSGPA or GPA of 3.25 who demonstrate financial need (FAFSA).
Candidates must be full-time biology majors with a minimum HSGPA or GPA...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,250 Dr. Ravi and Dr. Rashmi Goyal Endowed Scholarship
Applicants should be newly enrolled, full-time freshman students who are pre-nursing, pre-occupational therapy, or health science majors, residents...
Applicants should be newly enrolled, full-time freshman students who are...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,250
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,000 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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$4,000 FIRST Robotics Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition, have a minimum high school grade point...
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have participated in...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $4,000
Deadline09/11/2020
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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/11/2020
$750 Frankenmuth Scholarship
This scholarship is available to any full-time currently enrolled SVSU student who is a graduate of a Frankenmuth high school.
This scholarship is available to any full-time currently enrolled SVSU...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $750
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,000 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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$550 Garb-Ko, Inc. 7-Eleven Scholarship Fund
The successful candidate will be a new full-time freshman student with a minimum 3.0 high school G.P.A., be a business administration or business...
The successful candidate will be a new full-time freshman student with a...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $550
Deadline09/11/2020
$400 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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $400
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,200 Gerity Broadcasting Company Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship candidates must be new full-time freshman students with between a 2.00 and 2.99 G.P.A.
To be eligible for this scholarship candidates must be new full-time...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,200
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,000 Glastender, Inc, Annual Business/Manufacturing Scholarship
Successful candidates will be enrolled full- or part-time and have a minimum 3.0 high school G.P.A. with priority given to majors in industrial...
Successful candidates will be enrolled full- or part-time and have a...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
1,500 Great Lakes Bay Region Youth Leadership Institute Scholarship
This scholarship is available to incoming freshman students enrolled/planning to enroll full-time who are active or recent participants in the...
This scholarship is available to incoming freshman students...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: 1,500
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,000 Harold M. & Norine L. Rupp Endowed Scholarship
Candidates will be new full-time students who are Michigan residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who demonstrate involvement in community service and...
Candidates will be new full-time students who are Michigan residents...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,000 Harvey Randall Wickes Annual Scholarship
To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate leadership potential. Preference is given to new...
To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum 3.0...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$650 Herbert and Doris Gettel Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will assist Thumb Area students pursuing degrees at SVSU. To be eligible, students must be new freshmen students enrolled...
This scholarship will assist Thumb Area students pursuing degrees at...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $650
Deadline09/11/2020
$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: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,150
Deadline09/11/2020
$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 who have achieved a minimum 2.70 HSGPA and demonstrate character and...
Candidates for this scholarship must be new full-time freshman students...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$500 Howard Lynn Rephan Scholarship
To be eligible, students must be new freshmen enrolled/planning to enroll full-time who have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
To be eligible, students must be new freshmen enrolled/planning to...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline09/11/2020
$1,000 Huntley Scholarship in Science & Mathematics
Applicants for this award will be in their first year of study at SVSU (new freshmen or new transfer students), College of Science, Engineering and...
Applicants for this award will be in their first year of study at SVSU...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/11/2020
$400 I.B.E.W. Local 557 Endowed Scholarship
Candidates will be full-time students who have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75 and demonstrate good leadership, character, and community involvement....
Candidates will be full-time students who have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $400
Deadline09/11/2020
$600 Ida Mae Anderson Scholarship
Qualified applicants are Michigan residents, newly-admitted freshmen, majoring in education, political science, sociology, have a demonstrated...
Qualified applicants are Michigan residents, newly-admitted freshmen,...
  • Deadline: 09/11/2020
  • Award: $600
Deadline09/11/2020