Current Scholarships

W. Albert Hakala Endowed Scholarship

Established by W. Albert Hakala, a 1943 graduate of John D. Pierce Training School, Northern College of Education, a 1949 graduate of Northern Michigan College of Education and a retired professor from the Elementary Education Department at CMU.

2017 2018 - $1,000 minimum
Yes. The scholarship will be automatically renewed (max of 4 years) if student maintains eligibility as specified in the criteria. Students do NOT need to reapply.
Class status:
Require Sophomore, Junior, Senior
GPA minimum:
Prefer 2.0-3.0
Financial need:
Prefer U.P.,MI
First preference to Upper Peninsula high school graduates, followed by other Michigan high school graduates.
Majors from any of the following departments (or areas)
Education, Leadership & Public Service, School of

Preference to students majoring in Elementary Education. Secondary Education majors will be considered if no Elementary Education major is qualified.
Additional Preferences:
GPA: Preference to students with GPA between 2.0 - 3.0.

Information on applying for Donor-funded Scholarships can be found on the NMU Financial Aid Website under "Sources of Aid."