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 and Annual Award SAT Total Average GPA
Scholars of Excellence–$4,500 1430 4.0
Scholars of Distinction–$2,500 1260 3.8
Scholars of Achievement–$1,500
*Class rank is also used to determine eligibility of scholarships
1180 3.4

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.

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