National Scholars Program (NSP)

Criteria: Merit-based scholarship awarded to non-Michigan residents of the US and Canada.  Students who receive at least a composite ACT score of 27 (or 1220 CR+M SAT), and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA will automatically receive a $12,500 National Scholars of Excellence annual award, with exceptional students earning $13,500 per year through the National Scholars of Prominence.

How to Apply: Students who have applied and been accepted for undergraduate admission are automatically considered for this award.

New first-year students:

Value: New first-year students: $7,000 to $13,500

These average statistics represent the award profile for new first-year students.

Scholarship and Annual AwardAverage ACT CompositeAverage GPA
Scholars of Prominence - $13,500313.9
Scholars of Excellence - $12,500283.8
Scholars of Distinction - $10,000263.7
Scholars of Achievement - $7,000
*Class rank is also used to determine eligibility of scholarships
253.5

 

Renewal Criteria: Scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 at the end of each spring semester.  Continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment and acceptable social behavior must also be maintained.  Recipients are required to live in University housing for the first two academic years--four academic semesters (not including summers), to maintain this scholarship.  Students are eligible for this award for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study.

 

Transfer students: Must transfer from a post-secondary institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (4.00 scale) based on full-time enrollment for at least two semesters. Students must have received grades for at least 24 credits to be eligible.

Value (GPA based on 4.0 scale):

3.0 - 3.493.5 and Above
$4,000$7,000

Renewal Criteria (for Transfer Students): Scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 at the end of each spring semester.  Continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment and acceptable social behavior must also be maintained.  Transfer students are eligible for this award for a maximum of six semesters of undergraduate study.

Exclusion: Students eligible for Institutional general fund awards such as the Alumni Legacy Award or Military Family Education Award are not eligible for NSP.  They are, however, eligible for need based aid and/or private scholarship funds. NSP recipients who become Michigan Residents will receive in-state tuition rates and be considered for our in-state Presidential Scholar award.  As a part of this process, the NSP out-of-state scholarship will be cancelled.

To determine what scholarship you qualify for, use our Net-Price Calculator.