If you will be attending any college in Michigan, you need to find out about Michigan guaranteed scholarships that are offered through the college that you have chosen. These are usually very lucrative easy scholarships to acquire, and there is no competition for them, no interview process, and no essay to write. You only have to meet the eligibility requirements to win a guaranteed scholarship. Below, you will learn about some of the best guaranteed college scholarships available in Michigan.
At Hope College, numerous guaranteed scholarships are available. $3000 to $4500 is available to incoming freshmen who have a 3.75 GPA or a 3.5 GPA, and who have scored certain amounts on their ACT or SAT tests. This scholarship is renewable. $5000 per year is awarded to high school Valedictorians, if they have not received other merit based scholarships. $6000 to $14000 is awarded to students each year who have a 3.6 GPA or higher, with a score of 28 on the ACT or 1240 on the SAT. $17,000 is awarded each year to students who are at least finalists for the National Merit Scholarship as long as Hope College is their first choice school. You can learn more about these guaranteed college scholarships at Hope College by visiting www.hope.edu.
Northwood University, which is located in Michigan, Texas, and Florida, guarantees $9000 to students if they have a GPA of 3.8 or higher, with a score of 1240 on the SAT or 28 on the ACT. They offer $7500 if a student has a GPA of 3.0, with an SAT score of 1150 or ACT score of 25, and $5000 to students who carry a 2.75 GPA with an SAT score of 950 or an ACT score of 20. You can visit the school at www.northwood.edu for more information.
Olivet College, at www.olivetcollege.edu offers numerous guaranteed scholarships as well. They award $5500 to high school students with a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49, $5000 to high school students with a GPA of 2.6 to 2.99, $2000 per year to the children of United Christian Pastors and Congregational Christian Church Pastors, and $2000 per year to students who have a sibling who is also enrolled at the school.
Spring Arbor College, at www.springarbor.edu offers full tuition to National Merit Finalists. Semifinalists are awarded half tuition. The school offers other guaranteed college scholarships to students that range between $2000 and $5000 if they are incoming freshmen, and have certain scores on the ACT or SAT, have certain GPAs, or certain class rankings. If you are a Free Methodist Pastor or the dependant of a Free Methodist Pastor, you will be awarded a 25% tuition scholarship. This same scholarship will be awarded to any student who declares an intention to become a full-time Christian Minister at a Free Methodist Church. Additionally, a guaranteed scholarship that covers half of the student’s tuition will be awarded to any Free Methodist Missionary or their dependents.
A new type of guaranteed college scholarships available in Michigan as well as in other states too are called the SAGE Scholars Program. It’s a type of Tuition Rewards program in that students are given student partial scholarships on their tuition based upon the amount of SAGE savings or investments designated in their name. Sage Reward Points can be thought of as frequent flyer miles used for college tuition only which a student earns by investments through a SAGE Financial Planner. The student normally will receive 5% of what his/her family saved through investments with the SAGE Planner. This 5% is a guaranteed discount off the student’s tuition bill. More and more colleges are signing up with SAGE so as to attract more students to their campuses because of this guaranteed scholarship program. The colleges presently participating in these guaranteed scholarships in Michigan (also inquire at the college you will be attending because more colleges are partnering with SAGE) are:
University of Detroit Mercy
At these schools and other schools in Michigan, additional guaranteed scholarships may also be available. Again, check with your financial aid officer, your high school guidance counselor, or your church officials to find out what may be available to you because this generally is a fast and easy scholarship to apply too.