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Eastern Michigan University lists more than 600 scholarships on its financial aid page. Many of these scholarships can be awarded during a student’s freshman year or after.

Scholarships can be specific to colleges within the university, departments and majors. Most college and department websites list their scholarships along with additional information such as deadlines and requirements.

The College of Arts and Sciences has nine undergraduate and three graduate scholarships. The recipients must have a declared major in the College of Arts and Sciences. The required GPA is anywhere from 2.0 to 3.0. A few of these scholarships require students to be involved in extracurricular activities or have leadership experience. Others require graduation from a high school in a specific county other than the U.S.

The largest scholarship the College of Arts and Sciences awards is the Francis R. Warren Scholarship. The scholarship is worth approximately $13,000. The requirements are a 3.0 overall GPA, 3.4 GPA in the recipient’s major, financial need, the student being currently enrolled in 12 credit hours at EMU and have completed 60 credit hours at EMU. The scholarship also requires a three-page essay and a recommendation letter. The deadline is Feb. 13.

The College of Business has 21 scholarships for undergraduate students and two for graduate students. The online application makes it easy for students to apply to all the ones they are eligible for. The deadline for these are March 2.

The Edward Shaffran Scholarship’s requirements are fairly manageable. It requires students to be in the College of Business, have a GPA between 2.0 and 2.8, enroll in at least two courses a semester and work 15 or more hours per week outside of the college.

Another COB scholarship is the Parent-Student Scholarship for parents of at least one child under 12 years old. Recipients must have a child under 12 years old, have a declared major or minor in the COB, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and work fewer than 20 hours per week.

The College of Education has over 100 scholarships it awards to students every year. There are scholarships for teacher education, special education, leadership, counseling and general education. Applications for each area can be completed online. No deadline is listed.

The College of Health and Human Services has six general scholarships for students. The School of Health Promotion and Human Performance Department has 12 scholarships. Students majoring in dietetics, health administration, clinical lab sciences, aging studies and occupational therapy have a combination of 16 scholarships from the school of health sciences.

Social work students have six scholarship options. The School of Nursing has 10 scholarships for its students. Online application forms for all of these scholarships become available mid-February.

The College of Technology has five general scholarships. Within the school of Technology, the School of Engineering Technology, the School of Technology and Professional Services Management, School of Technology and Professional Services Management and School of Visual and Built Environments have their own scholarships for students majoring in one of those areas. There are 38 scholarships total within the College of Technology. Applications for these scholarships are available at the College of Technology’s website. Completed applications must be submitted before March 16.

Eastern offers scholarships outside of academic colleges and departments. The Honors College offers scholarships between $500 and $1000. These scholarships are for senior thesis, study abroad and fellowships. The recipient of the Susan and John Ullrich Endowed Scholarship is selected by the Honors College, but applicants don’t need to be members. This award is worth $500 and requires leadership outside of the classroom.

Participants in the Undergraduate Symposium have opportunities to be awarded scholarships. There are 11 scholarships that are exclusive to presenters. The Donald M. Loppnow Endowed Student Research Scholarship is the largest scholarship, and it offers $800 to one student. The requirements for this scholarship are a minimum 3.0 GPA, presentation at the current year’s Undergraduate Symposium, demonstration of commitment to research and full-time enrollment at EMU.

Students can find a list of EMU’s scholarships on the EMU website. [at http://www.emich.edu/finaid/scholarships.php] Scholarships can be looked up alphabetically, or specific scholarships can be found through keywords or criteria. This list of scholarships not only includes ones from the university but also ones from outside sources.


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