Scholarships And Grants
Below is a summary of Northern Michigan University's scholarships and awards provided by the University for students who are admitted to NMU and meet eligibility requirements. Students who meet the criteria upon admission to NMU will receive a letter of notification regarding the scholarship.
Students who do not meet the criteria will not be notified. Students who may meet the criteria after admission but prior to enrollment at NMU (due to updated transcripts or test scores) should contact the Admissions Office. Upon review, if students meet the criteria, they will receive written notification regarding the scholarship(s) they will be awarded.
Freshman Scholarships - Scholarships designated for "new freshmen" pertain to students who have not attended any college/post-secondary institution after high school graduation. Scholarships listed here are for eligible U.S. citizens/ permanent residents only.
Computation of High School Grade Point Averages
Effective for applicants for Winter 2014 and later, NMU will use the overall cumulative GPA reported on the high school transcript. If a high school computes more than one GPA (e.g. weighted and unweighted), we will use the higher of the two.
For applicants for Fall 2013 and earlier. NMU recalculates the grade point average of high school students on a 4.00 scale by counting all grades received in the core courses outlined above for a minimum of six semesters. Grades in courses designated on the transcript by the school as honors, International Baccalaureate (IB), or Advanced Placement (AP) receive added weight in the computation. If the high school includes any college courses taken while in high school on the high school transcript, those grades will receive added weight as well. If a student has earned a GED, the “score average” is equated to a grade point equivalent for admissions purposes.
Transfer Awards - Scholarships listed here are for eligible U.S. citizens/ permanent residents only.
Re-entry students may have their original NMU scholarship reinstated if they:
were eligible for renewal at the time they left NMU.
have not attended another college or university between enrollments at NMU.
are within the "consecutive semesters" timeline that began with the original awarding date of said scholarship. Semesters away from NMU do count in the consecutive semesters timeline.
Talent Recognition Awards are available in art and design, music and theater. Please contact those departments directly to arrange auditions or submit portfolios and to obtain more detailed information.
NMU Foundation Scholarships - Scholarships listed here are funded by private donors and have varying eligibility requirements for both need and merit-based applicants. Some scholarships are program-specific, while others are open to any major.
Other Awards (Board of Trustees Grant for students who are eligible for the Pell Grant, Michigan Army and Air National Guard Grant, NMU Veterans Scholarship, Indian Tuition Waiver and NMU Employee Dependent Children Tuition Program)