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Scholarships Opportunities

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

- Winners Announced End of June

Normalites, Hurons, and Eagles have gathered over the years to share in the traditions and rich history of Eastern Michigan University. Traditions not only pass through each graduating class, but strengthened through numerous generations - continuing a family legacy.

In 1970, a scholarship was established to honor the children and grandchildren of EMU alumni. Both undergraduate and graduate scholarship recipients reflect scholastic achievement, a desire to strengthen their existing family relationship to the university, and an interest in service to the EMU community and its constituents.

Each award is worth $1,250 per academic year and is renewable based upon class level, degree program, and successful completion of other eligibility requirements. Awards are renewable for up to four consecutive years. Application guidelines and renewal criteria for the scholarship is outlined below.

Application Guidelines

The EMU Alumni Association awards the undergraduate scholarships. To be considered for these awards, each applicant must be admitted to EMU as an entering freshman, sophomore, or transfer student, and:

  • Submit a fully completed application. Follow the links to complete the online application.
  • Provide official transcripts reflecting at least a 3.2 grade point average. Entering freshman, please provide official high school transcripts that include ACT/SAT scores and a cumulative grade point average. If you have already been admitted to EMU, your transcripts will be pulled through the Admissions Office. Entering sophomores and transfer students should provide official college transcripts.
  • A written letter of recommendation.
  • An essay (500 words or less), describing what it means to you to be an EMU Legacy.

Additionally, all applicants must be sponsored by a parent or grandparent who is an Eastern Michigan University alumna/alumnus and all candidates may be requested to attend an interview with the Scholarship Committee. Demonstration of financial need is not required. The Office must receive all applications for Alumni Relations, complete and ready for review, by the posted deadline.

Renewal Criteria

In order to remain eligible for the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship, all recipients must earn and maintain a 3.2 grade point average, participate in at least 3 service hours at alumni events and other activities sponsored by the Office for Alumni Relations, and enroll as full-time students for every semester (fall and winter) this scholarship is received. For the undergraduate scholarship recipients, students reach full-time status by enrolling in at least 12 credit hours; for graduate scholarship recipients, students reach full-time status by enrolling in at least 8 credit hours.

Alumni Chapter Scholarships

National Capital Area Alumni Chapter

Eastern Michigan University current students, incoming freshman or transfer students from Washington DC, or within the Washington DC Metropolitan area are eligible for scholarship (full, partial, or "book") for fall and winter semesters to attend EMU.

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