Freshman Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship

You must be admitted to the Presidential Scholarship Competition (PSC). The top 20 students in the PSC receive $19,000 full ride scholarship for a maximum of four years or 124 credits if they meet the renewal criteria. To keep this scholarship, you must be enrolled in 15 credits each semester, maintain a 3.5 GPA, meet SAP and live in EMU's residence halls all four years.

Emerald Scholarship

This scholarship is based on GPA, test scores and U.S. citizenship. The amount is $1,500–$6,500 for four years if you meet renewal criteria of enrolling in 12 hours each semester, maintaining a 2.75 EMU GPA and meeting SAP. Priority deadline is June 1.

Education First Opportunity Scholarship (EFOS)

This scholarship awards you $12,019 (Tuition minus Pell Grant = EFOS) for four years if you meet renewal criteria. To initially quality, you need to have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and 20 ACT or 1020 SAT (on 1600 scale). It's only open to Michigan and Ohio residents only and those who have filed a FAFSA by June 1 and are Pell Grant eligible.

To renew your scholarship, you must enroll in 15 credits each semester, maintain a 2.75 EMU GPA and meet SAP*. You also must file your FAFSA each year by April 1 and remain Pell Grant eligible.

Challenge Award

This scholarship awards $1,000 to $2,500 for four years to a U.S. citizen and is based on GPA and test scores. The renewal criteria requires you to enroll in 12 hours each semester, maintain a 2.5 EMU GPA and meet SAP*. The priority deadline is June 1.

National Scholars Program (NSP)

This scholarship awards $16,500 (Difference between resident and non-resident tuition) for four years award (maximum 124 credit hours) if you meet renewal criteria. Initial criteria requires a 2.75 high school GPA, 20 ACT or 950 SAT or higher and non-resident admission status. The renewal criteria requires you to enroll in 15 credits each semester, maintain a 2.75 EMU GPA , meet SAP* and maintain non-resident status. The priority deadline June 1.

*SAP = Satisfactory Academic Progress: Requires you to earn passing grades in a minimum of 67% of the credit hours you take. Grades of F, W, I, N, NC or repeated classes are not "earned."

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