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. High school grade point averages are recalculated in academic core courses and computed on a 4.0 scale. Grades from courses designated as "honors" or "Advanced Placement" or "IB" on the transcript are weighted one grade level higher in the recalculation. Scholarships listed here are for eligible U.S. citizens/ permanent residents only.
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)