Presidential Scholars Program (PSP)

Criteria: Merit based scholarship awarded to new incoming first year undergraduate students who are Michigan Residents. Competitively awarded based on a combination of your high school academic record including SAT or ACT scores, cumulative GPA, and class rank (if available).

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

Value: variable from $1,500 to $4,500 based on academic record. In the spirit of philanthropy some or all of a scholarship may be funded by a generous donor to the university.

Scholarship Annual Award
Scholars of Excellence $4,500
Scholars of Distinction $2,500
Scholars of Achievement $1,500

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

Renewal Criteria:
Scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 at the end of each spring semester.  Continuous, regular full-time undergraduate enrollment (12 credits or more) 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 graduating from high schools within Houghton, Keweenaw, and Baraga counties (and have commuter status) are exempt from the on-campus living requirement.  Students are eligible for the award for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study.