Current Scholarships

Steelcase Inc. Urban Scholars Endowment

Established in 2008 to provide scholarship funds for one or more students each year from either West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology or University Preparatory Academy, both of which are in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area. As a secondary preference the student could be a Grand Rapids Public Schools graduate.

2017 2018 - $5,000 annual award when fully funded. In the interim, optional annual gifts may be made by Steelcase to fund the scholarship on an annual basis.
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:
Any grade or level
GPA minimum:
Require 2.5
Financial need:
Preferred but not required
Require COUNTY OF 49460,COUNTY OF 49503,COUNTY OF 49010,COUNTY OF 49442
Must be a resident of West Michigan.
Additional Requirements
Students must be from the West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology or University Preparatory Academy.
Additional Preferences:
First preference will be given to students with an interest in pursuing a degree in business, information technology or art and design. If no students are eligible based on the initial criteria, final preference will be given to students who have been admitted to NMU under the College Transitions Program (2.5 GPA is not required for this program) and are residents of Kent County, Michigan. Grand Rapids Public Schools graduate

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