Academic Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to students based on academic merit. Students who satisfy the respective criteria will be considered upon admission to the University. The awarding of these scholarships is made by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and is subject to the availability of remaining funds. This is a tiered scholarship program, with the most prestigious of the scholarships listed first. Students are only eligible to receive one of these academic scholarships, not a combination of them except for the Valley Housing scholarship. Academic scholarships are renewable as long as certain renewal criteria are met.

For more information on any of the scholarships listed below, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (800) 968-9500, (989) 964-4200, or admissions@svsu.edu. You can also review frequently asked questions.

For a quick glance at our 2021-2022 scholarship offerings, go to https://www.svsu.edu/go/scholarships.

For more detailed information on these scholarships, see below.

Scholarships (2021-22 Academic Year)

  • Eligibility
    Graduating high school Senior (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 First time in college students) with a start term of Fall 2021. Must complete the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Award
    The scholarship covers tuition and selective mandatory fees up to 124 credit hours toward your first degree.
  • Terms
    Must have a minimum 3.9 GPA.
  • Competitive Scholarship
    Yes, apply to the university by December 1 for consideration.
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment (must pass 24 credit hours between Fall/Winter semesters).

Renewal of these scholarships is based on the terms of the scholarships when the award was accepted (see your signed acceptance form for more information).

Entering Class of Fall 2015 and Beyond

  • Award
    Covers tuition and selective mandatory fees up to 124 credit hours toward your first degree
  • Terms
    Must maintain minimum 3.25 SVSU cumulative GPA
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment, the student must complete at least 24 credit hours between the Fall and Winter Semesters

NOTE: To use your President’s scholarship for the Spring/Summer semester, please complete the Spring/Summer Aid Request form in January/February and return it to the Campus Financial Services Center. You must already be a recipient of the scholarship, this is not an application.


  • Eligibility
    Graduating high school Senior (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 First time in college students) with a start term of Fall 2021. Must complete the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Award
    $5,000 per year for up to four years toward first degree.
  • Terms
    4.0 or higher cumulative high school GPA.
  • Competitive Scholarships
    No
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment (must pass 24 credit hours between Fall/Winter semesters). 

Renewal of these scholarships is based on the terms of the scholarships when the award was accepted (see your signed acceptance form for more information).

Entering Class of Fall 2018 and Beyond

  • Award
    The four-year award, maximum $5,000 per academic year, for your first degree
  • Terms
    Must maintain minimum 2.5 SVSU cumulative GPA
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment, the student must complete at least 24 credit hours between the Fall and Winter Semesters

 

Entering Class of Fall 2015-2017

  • Award
    The four-year award, maximum $4,000 per academic year, for your first degree
  • Terms
    Must maintain minimum 2.5 SVSU cumulative GPA
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment, the student must complete at least 24 credit hours between the Fall and Winter Semesters

  • Eligibility
    Graduating high school Senior (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 First time in college students) with a start term of Fall 2021. Must complete the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Award
    $4,000 per year for up to four years toward first degree
  • Terms
    3.75 or higher cumulative high school GPA.
  • Competitive Scholarships
    No
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment (must pass 24 credit hours between Fall/Winter semesters).

Renewal of these scholarships is based on the terms of the scholarships when the award was accepted (see your signed acceptance form for more information).

Entering Class of Fall 2018 and Beyond

  • Award
    The four-year award, maximum $4,000 per academic year, for your first degree
  • Terms
    Must maintain minimum 2.5 SVSU cumulative GPA
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment, the student must complete at least 24 credit hours between the Fall and Winter Semesters

 

Entering Class through Fall 2017

  • Award
    The four-year award, maximum $3,000 per academic year, for your first degree
  • Terms
    Must maintain minimum 2.5 SVSU cumulative GPA
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment, the student must complete at least 24 credit hours between the Fall and Winter Semesters

  • Eligibility
    Graduating high school Senior (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 First time in college students) with a start term of Fall 2021. Must complete the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Award
    $3,000 per year for up to four years toward first degree.
  • Terms
    3.5 or higher cumulative high school GPA.
  • Competitive Scholarships
    No
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment (must pass 24 credit hours between Fall/Winter semesters). 

Renewal of these scholarships is based on the terms of the scholarships when the award was accepted (see your signed acceptance form for more information).

Entering Class of Fall 2018 and Beyond

  • Award
    The four-year award, maximum $3,000 per academic year, for your first degree
  • Terms
    Must maintain minimum 2.5 SVSU cumulative GPA
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment, the student must complete at least 24 credit hours between the Fall and Winter Semesters

 

Entering Class through Fall 2017

  • Award
    The four-year award, maximum $2,000 per academic year, for your first degree
  • Terms
    Must maintain minimum 2.5 SVSU cumulative GPA
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment, the student must complete at least 24 credit hours between the Fall and Winter Semesters

  • Eligibility
    Graduating high school Senior (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 First time in college students) with a start term of Fall 2021. Must complete the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Award
    $2,000 per year for up to four years toward first degree
  • Terms
    3.25 or higher cumulative high school GPA.
  • Competitive Scholarships
    No
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment (must pass 24 credit hours between Fall/Winter semesters). 

Renewal of these scholarships is based on the terms of the scholarships when the award was accepted (see your signed acceptance form for more information).

Entering Class of Fall 2018 and Beyond

  • Award
    The four-year award, maximum $2,000 per academic year, for your first degree
  • Terms
    Must maintain minimum 2.5 SVSU cumulative GPA
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment, the student must complete at least 24 credit hours between the Fall and Winter Semesters

  • Eligibility
    Graduating high school Senior (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 First time in college students) with a start term of Fall 2021. Must complete the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Award
    $1,000 per year for up to four years toward first degree.
  • Terms
    3.0 or higher cumulative high school GPA.
  • Competitive Scholarships
    No
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment (must pass 24 credit hours between Fall/Winter semesters). 

Renewal of these scholarships is based on the terms of the scholarships when the award was accepted (see your signed acceptance form for more information).

Entering Class of Fall 2021

  • Award
    The four-year award, maximum $1,000 per academic year, for your first degree
  • Terms
    Must maintain minimum 2.5 SVSU cumulative GPA
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment, the student must complete at least 24 credit hours between the Fall and Winter Semesters

  • Eligibility
    Graduating high school Senior (2021, 2020 and 2019 First time in college students) with a start term of Fall 2021. Must complete the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Award
    $1,500 per year for up to four years toward first degree.  Must live on-campus to receive the award. 
  • Terms
    3.0 or higher cumulative high school GPA.  Must live on-campus to receive the award.  This housing award is "the last dollar". That is, if the student has another "housing-specific" award that pays for all or part of the student's housing charges, that award will be applied first.
  • Competitive Scholarships
    No
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment (must pass 24 credit hours between Fall/Winter semesters). 

Renewal of these scholarships is based on the terms of the scholarships when the award was accepted (see your signed acceptance form for more information).

  • Award
    The four-year award, maximum $1,500 per academic year, for your first degree
  • Terms
    Must maintain minimum 2.5 SVSU cumulative GPA.  Must live on-campus to receive the award.  This housing award is "the last dollar". That is, if the student has another "housing-specific" award that pays for all or part of the student's housing charges, that award will be applied first.
  • Enrollment Requirements
    Full-time enrollment, the student must complete at least 24 credit hours between the Fall and Winter Semesters

CONTACT US.


Scholarships & Financial Aid
Wickes Hall 141
cfsc@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4900

CFSC
Wickes Hall 131A
cfsc@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4900

Registrar
Wickes Hall 151
registrar@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4085