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Other Scholarships

If you qualify for more than one of the scholarships listed below, you may choose the one scholarship that best suits your needs. Awarded prior to student’s first semester of attendance.

To apply for one of the following scholarships please visit your Northwood Timberwolf Terminal under Scholarship to upload your letter of recommendation.

Incoming freshmen who have participated in one of the business organizations must have a 2.5 GPA and have submitted a letter of recommendation from their advisor. Additional criteria are described below for the various organization scholarships. Renewal requires maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA after each fall semester, good campus citizenship, remaining enrolled as a full-time student and actively participating in BPA, Mock Trial or DECA at Northwood each academic year.

DECA, BPA, Mock Trial, FBLA, JA, FCCLA, Skills USA, Virtual Enterprises International, HOSA-FHP

  • $4,000 ($1,000/year)All incoming high school seniors that have participated in one of the business organizations may qualify. Must have a 2.5 GPA and have submitted a letter of recommendation from the organization advisor to the Admissions Office.
  • $10,000 ($2,500/year)Must meet the criteria above and:
    • Have held a state officer position, or
    • Advanced to national or international competition.
  • $20,000 ($5,000/year)Must meet the criteria above and:
    • Have held a national officer position, or
    • Placed first at the national or international competition
To Apply for a Business Organization Scholarship

A letter of recommendation from your Business Organization Advisor indicating your active involvement, any winning placement(s) by category at state and/or national competitions and/or any state or national officer positions held must be submitted via your Timberwolf Terminal.

  • Amount: $1000/year
  • Must be a member of one of the following programs through the college you plan to transfer from:
    • Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda
    • Business Professionals of America
    • Phi Theta Kappa
    • American Marketing Association
    • Collegiate DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi
    • Enactus
  • Must have a minimum 2.7 Cumulative GPA, Phi Theta Kappa must have a minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • A signed letter of recommendation from your organization advisor must be faxed or emailed to the NU Admissions Office confirming participation.
  • Renewable by maintaining a 2.5 Cumulative GPA after each fall semester, good campus citizenship, remaining enrolled as a full-time student, and actively participating in BPA or DECA at Northwood each academic year.
To Apply for a Transfer Organization Scholarship

A letter of recommendation from your Business Organization Advisor indicating your active involvement, any winning placement(s) by category at state and/or national competitions and/or any state or national officer positions held must be submitted via your Timberwolf Terminal.

If two or more dependent students from the same family attend full-time in the traditional program for the Fall and Spring semesters, each student will receive $1,500 for the spring semester. Eligibility determined annually.

(Awarded prior to student’s first semester of attendance)

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Northwood University have a shared goal of strengthening Michigan’s business climate through effective leadership. As Northwood University develops future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society, the Michigan Chamber promotes conditions favorable to job creation and business growth in Michigan. Together, we both share in an entrepreneurial, free-enterprise society that recognizes individual freedom, limited government, and personal responsibility.

These interconnecting missions have led our two organizations to partner and share resources to educate future business leaders on Michigan’s business climate. This two-fold partnership offers a $1,000 tuition scholarship for eligible Northwood University students and a free student membership to all enrolled Northwood students.

$1,000 Tuition Scholarship

MI Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Request Form

This partnership will provide a $1,000 tuition scholarship to first-time Northwood University students who are full-time and living on the Midland Campus. To qualify, applicants must be an employee – or the spouse/child of an employee – who works for a Michigan Chamber of Commerce member in good standing.

This tuition scholarship is renewable annually as long as the recipient continues to meet the Northwood University eligibility criteria of a cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Free Student Membership

In addition, this partnership provides all Northwood University students with a free Michigan Chamber of Commerce Student Membership for as long as they are enrolled at the university.

Through this membership, students will receive regular e-communications about legislative, political and other news affecting the business community. They will keep their fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in the corporate world, so they hit the ground running when they enter it as leaders, managers or entrepreneurs.

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Northwood Grants

Northwood University Grant

  • Variable amount limited by the availability of funds each year.
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office, therefor housing/food costs affect eligibility.
  • The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Requires full-time enrollment.
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Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

  • Variable amount. The maximum 2023/2024 award is $6,895.
  • The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Eligibility is determined from the results of the FAFSA.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG):

  • Variable amount.
  • Receipt of these funds is limited to students who demonstrate exceptional financial need and who are Pell Grant eligible.
  • Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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State of Michigan Scholarships and Grants

Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG) or Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS)

  • $3,000 maximum (subject to state budget funding levels)
  • Awarded to Michigan residents who demonstrate need
  • Renewable up to 10 semesters if the student continues to demonstrate financial need and continues to meet the university’s standards of academic progress

Michigan Achievement Scholarship (MAS)

Students who graduate from high school in Michigan with a diploma, certificate of completion or achieved a high school equivalency certificate in 2023 or after may be eligible for this new scholarship program.

$4,000 Maximum award (subject to state budget funding levels). Awarded to Michigan residents who demonstrate need.

Deadlines

  • MCS Deadline: May 1
  • MTG Deadline: May 1
  • MAS Deadline: May 1

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