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Top 38 Michigan Scholarships in February 2024

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Updated: February 29th, 2024

Michigan has our personal favorite state motto: “Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice,” which means “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” As the state with the longest freshwater shore in the whole country, Michigan certainly earns its motto and is a great place to consider for college. Whether you are an in-state Michigan resident or live out-of-state and are hoping to attend a Michigan college like University of Michigan or Michigan State, there are Michigan scholarships available to you!

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Michigan Tuition Grant

Offered by MI Student Aid

Multiple awards worth up to $1,500
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by MI Student Aid

Are you a Michigan resident attending a Michigan community college, public university, or degree-granting, non-profit independent college? If so, the Michigan Tuition Grant may be…Show More

Are you a Michigan resident attending a Michigan community college, public university, or degree-granting, non-profit independent college? If so, the Michigan Tuition Grant may be…Show More

Are you a Michigan resident attending a Michigan community college, public university, or degree-granting, non-profit independent college? If so, the Michigan Tuition Grant may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the Grant awards up to $1,500 each to Michigan residents who are attending in-state public or non-profit universities and who have received a minimum 1200 SAT score. To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must simply complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by May 1st. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $1,500
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan Memorial Scholarship

Offered by American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

Offered by American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan Memorial Scholarship is offered to a descendant of a veteran. Applicants must reside in Michigan at the time…Show More

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan Memorial Scholarship is offered to a descendant of a veteran. Applicants must reside in Michigan at the time…Show More

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan Memorial Scholarship is offered to a descendant of a veteran. Applicants must reside in Michigan at the time of application for at least one year preceding the date of the award. Applicants must be going into, or in their senior year of high school, or freshman/sophomore year of college but not over 21 years of age. Lastly, applicants must pursue a course of study at any school, college, or other educational institution in the state of Michigan. If you fit these criteria, don't miss out on this chance to earn funding for your post-secondary education!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen
Get Started

$40,000 BigFuture Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan Medical Career Scholarship

Offered by American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan Medical Career Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen who are the descendants of a veteran of World…Show More

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan Medical Career Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen who are the descendants of a veteran of World…Show More

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan Medical Career Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen who are the descendants of a veteran of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Grenada and Lebanon Conflict, the 1989 Panama Invasion, or the Persian Gulf War. This one-year grant of $1,000.00 can be used to pursue a medical career at any school, college, or educational institution in Michigan. Applicants should be in the top quarter of their class and must be entering their first year of college after completing their senior year of high school. To qualify, applicants must need financial assistance to attend college and have been a Michigan resident for at least one year before applying. Don't miss out on this opportunity to kickstart your medical career.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Antenore C. “Butch” Davanzo Scholarship

Offered by Michigan Water Environment Association

1 award worth $2,500
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Michigan Water Environment Association

The Antenore C. "Butch" Davanzo Scholarship was developed to help college-bound students from Michigan, who are interested in pursuing a career in treatment or some…Show More

The Antenore C. "Butch" Davanzo Scholarship was developed to help college-bound students from Michigan, who are interested in pursuing a career in treatment or some…Show More

The Antenore C. "Butch" Davanzo Scholarship was developed to help college-bound students from Michigan, who are interested in pursuing a career in treatment or some other aspect of the water environment field, fund their 1st year of post-high school education. Applicants must also be planning to attend a Michigan-based College or University. In addition to receiving a $2,500 scholarship to help fund their first year of post-high school education, winners will receive a one-year complimentary membership to MWEA. If you're a college-bound high school senior from Michigan with a passion for the water environment field, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $2,500
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

John P. Hennessey Scholarship

Offered by Michigan Water Environment Association

1 award worth $3,500
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Michigan Water Environment Association

The John P. Hennessey Scholarship was developed to support students pursuing a degree and career in the water environment or wastewater treatment field who are…Show More

The John P. Hennessey Scholarship was developed to support students pursuing a degree and career in the water environment or wastewater treatment field who are…Show More

The John P. Hennessey Scholarship was developed to support students pursuing a degree and career in the water environment or wastewater treatment field who are attending a post-secondary institution in Michigan. In addition to receiving a $3,500 scholarship to help fund their first year of post-high school education, winners will receive a one-year complimentary membership to MWEA. If you’re a post-secondary student attending an institution of higher education in Michigan, and you have a passion for the water environment or wastewater treatment field, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $3,500
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Dr. Lynne Boyle/John Schimpf College Scholarships

Offered by National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Michigan Chapter

4 awards worth $3,500
Deadline Mar 22, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Grad Students

Offered by National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Michigan Chapter

The Dr. Lynne Boyle/John Schimpf College Scholarships are perfect for media majors (journalism, video production, broadcasting) who are currently enrolled in an accredited Michigan institution…Show More

The Dr. Lynne Boyle/John Schimpf College Scholarships are perfect for media majors (journalism, video production, broadcasting) who are currently enrolled in an accredited Michigan institution…Show More

The Dr. Lynne Boyle/John Schimpf College Scholarships are perfect for media majors (journalism, video production, broadcasting) who are currently enrolled in an accredited Michigan institution with 45+ credit hours accumulated. To apply, submit two letters of recommendation from faculty members, a one-page personal statement about your career and personal goals, and a maximum three-minute long compilation film or video showcasing your work as the principal writer, director, producer, editor, photographer, principal actor, or functioning in a similar major creative role. Don't forget to include proof of registration/acceptance to your accredited institution and the application form found on the scholarship site. Be sure to e-mail your application to submit and make sure the subject line states the name of the scholarship. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

4 awards worth $3,500
Deadline Mar 22, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Grad Students
Get Started

Kreager Family Scholarship

Offered by Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $3,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Kalamazoo Community Foundation

The Kreager Family Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are residents of or enrolled in a high school within Kalamazoo County, Michigan,…Show More

The Kreager Family Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are residents of or enrolled in a high school within Kalamazoo County, Michigan,…Show More

The Kreager Family Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are residents of or enrolled in a high school within Kalamazoo County, Michigan, or who attend South Haven High School. Eligible applicants have experienced the loss of a parent through death or abandonment beyond infancy, and must be planning to pursue vocational or technical training or an associate's or bachelor's degree after high school graduation. Winning applicants may earn between $2,000 and $3,000 to go toward their post-secondary education. If you're a Kalamazoo high school senior who has experienced the loss of a parent, apply for the chance to earn help funding your postsecondary education, and keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $3,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Kalamazoo Community Foundation General Scholarship Application

Offered by Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Kalamazoo Community Foundation

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation General Scholarship Application is open to students who are residents of, or who graduated from a high school in, Kalamazoo County,…Show More

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation General Scholarship Application is open to students who are residents of, or who graduated from a high school in, Kalamazoo County,…Show More

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation General Scholarship Application is open to students who are residents of, or who graduated from a high school in, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. By submitting the general application, students will be matched with a wide variety of scholarships that are specific to major, life circumstances, high school attended, and a variety of other factors. To learn more about their selection of scholarships, we recommend checking out the Kalamazoo Community Foundation's Scholarship Search. While the award amount and eligibility criteria may vary by scholarship, the general scholarship application is typically open from January 1st to March 1st of every year. If you're from Kalamazoo County or graduated/will graduate from a high school within the county, we encourage you to apply! Anyone from high school seniors to current graduate students are eligible to apply - keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Get Started

State of Michigan Children of Veterans Tuition Grant

Offered by State of Michigan

Multiple awards worth up to $2,800
Deadline Jul 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by State of Michigan

The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) is open to undergraduate students who are Michigan residents and the children of Michigan veterans. To be eligible,…Show More

The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) is open to undergraduate students who are Michigan residents and the children of Michigan veterans. To be eligible,…Show More

The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) is open to undergraduate students who are Michigan residents and the children of Michigan veterans. To be eligible, such veterans must have been left disabled or deceased during their service, or have gone missing in action (MIA). Half-time students can earn up to $1,400, three-quarter-time students can earn up to $2,100, and full-time students can earn up to $2,800. If you're a Michigan resident whose parent was left deceased, disabled, or missing in action (MIA) during their service, we're sorry for your loss, and encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $2,800
Deadline Jul 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

NMU Michigan Resident Wildcat Merit Scholarships

Offered by Northern Michigan University

Multiple awards worth $1,500 - $4,000
Deadline Rolling
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Northern Michigan University

NMU's Michigan Resident Wildcat Merit Scholarships are open to incoming college freshmen at Northern Michigan University (NMU) starting in the upcoming Fall, Winter, or Summer…Show More

NMU's Michigan Resident Wildcat Merit Scholarships are open to incoming college freshmen at Northern Michigan University (NMU) starting in the upcoming Fall, Winter, or Summer…Show More

NMU's Michigan Resident Wildcat Merit Scholarships are open to incoming college freshmen at Northern Michigan University (NMU) starting in the upcoming Fall, Winter, or Summer semesters. Applicants must be Michigan residents with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and will be automatically considered upon acceptance to NMU as long as they meet the GPA, enrollment term, and residency criteria requirements. Eligible students may earn between $1,500 and $4,000 a year (for four years) through the scholarship, with the amount depending on their GPA. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,500 - $4,000
Deadline Rolling
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

NMU Bridge Award

Offered by Northern Michigan University

Multiple awards worth $5,600
Deadline Rolling
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Northern Michigan University

NMU's Bridge Awards are open to incoming college freshmen at Northern Michigan University (NMU) starting in the upcoming Fall, Winter, or Summer semesters. Applicants must…Show More

NMU's Bridge Awards are open to incoming college freshmen at Northern Michigan University (NMU) starting in the upcoming Fall, Winter, or Summer semesters. Applicants must…Show More

NMU's Bridge Awards are open to incoming college freshmen at Northern Michigan University (NMU) starting in the upcoming Fall, Winter, or Summer semesters. Applicants must be out-of-state (non-Michigan) residents with a minimum 2.25 GPA, and will be automatically considered for the award upon acceptance to NMU as long as they meet the GPA, enrollment term, and residency criteria requirements. Eligible students may earn between $5,600 and $9,600 a year (for four years) through the scholarship to help "fill the out-of-state tuition gap", with the amount awarded depending on their GPA. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $5,600
Deadline Rolling
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Grand Rapids Community Foundation General Scholarship Application

Offered by Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Grand Rapids Community Foundation

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation General Scholarship Application can be used by high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who are from or attending school…Show More

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation General Scholarship Application can be used by high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who are from or attending school…Show More

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation General Scholarship Application can be used by high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who are from or attending school in Kent County, Michigan. To apply, students must submit a list of their awards or extracurricular activities, a transcript, an essay about their academic and career plans, and information about their family's financial situation. By submitting one single general application, applicants will be considered for over 80 scholarship opportunities. If you're a student from Kent County, Michigan, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Get Started
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How to win Michigan scholarships

In order to win Michigan scholarships, you should search for scholarship opportunities that reflect your interests. You should then connect your interests back to the state of Michigan. 
For example, you can apply for a marine biologist scholarship and discuss your passion for water animals because of your exposure to the various Great Lakes in Michigan. Combining your own interests and the unique qualities of Michigan can give you a leg up on the competition and help you to win Michigan scholarships. 

Writing resources for acing Michigan scholarship essays 

Many Michigan scholarships may require you to write an essay about yourself in order to win Michigan scholarships. Therefore, read over our Scholarships360 ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships and our overview of common scholarship essay prompts to help ensure you are prepared to win Michigan scholarships! Everything you need is at your fingertips with Scholarships360 from guides on how to start a scholarship essay to how to write a 500 word essay

Michigan student debt snapshot

According to the Department of Education, in total, Michigan residents owe $51 billion in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe an average of $36,116 each (those numbers do not include private loans). Around 52% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take fewer loans. Make sure that you apply to as many scholarships as you qualify for!

Keep on reading to learn more about merit scholarships from colleges in Michigan, as well as top scholarships in Michigan! 

Merit scholarships at Michigan colleges and universities

University of Michigan

  • Eligibility: First year students based on academic achievement, personal talents, interests, leadership qualities, financial need or any combination of these
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Admission to University of Michigan

Michigan State University

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen based on weighted GPA and ACT/SAT scores if submitted
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: November 1

Albion College

  • Eligibility: Prospective first year students based on merit and academic performance 
  • Amount: $26,000 up to $35,000
  • Deadline: Admission to Albion College

Calvin University

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen with 3.10+ high school GPA as well as 21+ ACT or 1020+ SAT if submitted 
  • Amount: $12,000 up to $22,000
  • Deadline: Admission to Calvin University

Grand Valley State University 

  • Eligibility: Admitted first year students who have strong academic applications 
  • Amount: $1,000 up to $11,000
  • Deadline: March 1

Central Michigan University

  • Eligibility: Freshmen who have strong high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores
  • Amount: 20% of tuition up to 65% of tuition 
  • Deadline: Admission to Central Michigan University

Western Michigan University

  • Eligibility: First year undergraduate students who demonstrate strong extracurricular activities, honors and awards and an impressive essay/personal statement
  • Amount: $1,500 up to full tuition 
  • Deadline: December 15

Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

In-state tuition allows residents of a state to receive cheaper tuition for a college or university in their state. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

Here are a few well-known Michigan universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

University of Michigan

  • In-state tuition: $16,736
  • Out-of-state tuition: $55,334

Michigan State University

  • In-state tuition: $16,051
  • Out-of-state tuition: $43,435

How do you get in-state tuition? 

Being an out-of-state student paying out-of-state tuition rates can be extremely expensive in Michigan. In order to become a Michigan resident for tuition purposes, you will need to physically reside in the state of Michigan for at least 12 months prior to the beginning of the semester in which you want in-state tuition rates. During these 12 months, you will need to establish a domicile in Michigan. This includes obtaining physical evidence of your commitment to Michigan, such as obtaining a Michigan driver’s license and registering your vehicle in Michigan. Be sure to double check with your intended Michigan college or university’s policy on obtaining residency for tuition purposes to ensure you are eligible. 

Read more: How to get in-state tuition as an out-of-state student

Does Michigan offer tuition reciprocity?  

No, Michigan no longer participates in the Midwest Student Exchange

Frequently asked questions about Michigan scholarships

What types of scholarships does Michigan offer?

Michigan offers a variety of scholarships, including need-based, merit-based, and scholarships specific to certain demographics.

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