Alumni Legacy Scholarship & Tuition Program

New_Alumni_Legacy_Pic_tall.jpg2015-2016 Alumni Legacy Scholarship recipient Ann Tardiff '16

Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient

Ann Tardiff

Year: Senior

Hometown: Gladstone, MI

Major: Social Work


Ann spent the summer as a youth camp counselor at Camp Batawagama on the shores of Indian Lake here in the Upper Peninsula. According to its website, the camp provides “a safe and wholesome environment surrounded by nature with a sound and moral philosophy of fairness and respect for one another.” Ann says that the job taught her a lot about working with children and that social work the right major for her. She is active in the Student Social work Organization and plans on pursuing a master’s in social work after graduating from NMU.

“I am so honored to be one of the recipients of the Alumni Legacy Scholarship. This scholarship will help me financially as I continue to pursue my goals.”


The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is offered exclusively to students whose parent or grandparent is a Northern Michigan University alumni and reside in the state of Michigan. The NMU Alumni Association will award ten $1,000 Legacy Scholarships annually. Student recipients may re-apply.

In order to qualify for this award, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be the child or grandchild of an NMU graduate
  • Must be a Michigan resident attending NMU, having earned at least 60 credits (Junior status)
  • Must be a continuous, full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester for the duration of the award
  • Must complete and return the Alumni Legacy Certification form (on application system) by the specified deadline.
  • Must complete a Personal Statement paper that addresses the following:
        --Please describe your extracurricular involvement (school, community and/or
          spiritual organizations) during the past three years;   
        --For your parent (grandparent) who is an alum, what do they describe to you as their best memory of their NMU experience?
        --Why did you choose to attend NMU?
        --Any other information you would like to share with the scholarship committee.

Students wishing to apply should visit the NMU scholarship website to access the form and application deadline information.

Alumni Dependent

Send your children to Northern

The Alumni Dependent tuition program enables dependents(ages 24 or younger) of out-of-state NMU Alumni pay in-state tuition rates. By graduating from Northern (with an associate degree or higher), you earned this special benefit.

It doesn't matter whether you live in Kokomo, Kewaunee, Keokuk, Kodiak or Katmandu!  For your child to receive this benefit, all that matters is that you hold an associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree from NMU.

For more details, click here.

To take advantage of this program call:
Ask for information about the Alumni Dependent Tuition Program or e-mail the NMU Admissions office at