International Academic Award

The NMU International Academic Award is automatically available to academically talented, undergraduate international students who are enrolled at Northern Michigan University as a full-time associate or baccalaureate degree student. Award recipients are expected to engage in cultural sharing or community service activities. (Please know: students enrolled in the English Language Institute (ELI) do not qualify for this undergraduate scholarship opportunity.)



New undergraduate international students who have not earned a bachelor's degree. Note: students who receive the International Partner Award do not qualify. 

Available Assistance:

$2,200/yr.  Unlimited number of awards.

How to Apply

Automatically awarded based on high school or transfer GPA of 3.0 or better

Enrollment Requirements:

Full-time undergraduate - 12 credit hours or more.

Selection Criteria:

Automatically awarded based on high school gpa or transfer gpa of a 3.0 or better.  Must be in a valid immigration status.

Renewal requirements:

  • May receive scholarships for up to 8 semesters (new international freshman) or 6 semesters for transfer students, or until completion of first bachelor's degree, whichever comes first.
  • Must maintain a cumulative 3.0 NMU G.P.A. and full-time enrollment.
  • Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy requirements.
  • FAO Monitors annually at the conclusion of the winter semester

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 not count in the consecutive semesters timeline. 

For further information, please contact:

International Programs

203 Cohodas

 +1-906-227-2510 - voice - e-mail