Office of Financial Aid Office of Financial Aid

Scholarships for Incoming Freshman


 

Award Requirements

Amount

Renewal Criteria

 
 
 
 

Presidential Scholarship

 
• Admitted to the Presidential
Approximately $18,400
• Enroll in 15 hours each semester
 
Scholarship Competition (PSC)
(Full Ride)
• Maintain a 3.5 EMU GPA and meet SAP*
• Top 20 students in the PSC
• Four year award (max 124 credit hours)
 
• Live in EMU residence halls for 4 years
 

Regents Gold Scholarship

 
No longer awarded
Approximately $9,610
For previously awarded students:
 
(Tuition/Fees)
• Enroll in 15 hours each semester
• Maintain a 3.5 EMU GPA and meet SAP*
• Four year award (max 124 credit hours)
• Live in residence halls for first 2 year

Emerald Scholarship

 
• Based on GPA and test scores
$1,500 to $4,500
• Enroll in 12 hours each semester
 
• Priority deadline June 1, 2014
(Based on GPA
• Maintain a 2.75 EMU GPA and meet SAP*
• U.S. Citizen
and ACT/SAT)
• Four year award

Education First Opportunity Scholarship (EFOS)

 
• 3.0 or higher High School GPA
Up to $9,700
• Enroll in and complete 15 hrs each semester
 
• 20 ACT or 950 SAT or higher
(Tuition minus Pell
• Maintain a 2.75 EMU GPA and meet SAP*
 
• File a FAFSA by June 1 and be
Grant = EFOS -
• Four year (124 credit hour) award
 
Pell Grant eligible
See below for
• File your FAFSA each year by June 1
 
• Priority deadline March 1, 2014
examples)
 
 
• Michigan and Ohio residents only

Challenge Award

 
• Based on GPA and test scores
$1,000
• Enroll in 12 hours each semester
 
• Priority deadline June 1, 2014
• Maintain a 2.50 EMU GPA and meet SAP*
• U.S. Citizen
• Four year award
• Upgraded to a $1,500 Emerald if 3.0 EMU
GPA at the end of the first year

National Scholars Program (NSP)

 
• 2.75 High School GPA
Approximately $16,000
• Enroll in 15 hours each semester
 
• 20 ACT or 950 SAT or higher
(Difference between
• Maintain a 3.0 EMU GPA and meet SAP*
 
• Non-resident admission status
resident and non-
• Four year award (max 124 credit hours)
• Priority deadline June 1, 2014
resident tuition) 
• Maintain Non-Resident status
 
• Domestic or International students
 
 
 
*SAP = Satisfactory Academic Progress: Requires that students earn passing grades in a minimum of 67% of the credit hours they take. Grades of W, I, N, NC or repeated classes are not "earned."

 

 


Education First Opportunity Scholarship (EFOS) Examples

Estimated 2014-2015 Tuition and fees (30 credit hours)

$9,610

$9,610

$9,610

Federal Pell Grant Award

-602

-800

-2,400

Other grant or scholarship awards

0

-500

0

Balance of Tuition and fee cost (Estimated EFOS)

$9,008

$8,310

$7,210

*EFOS replaces the Emerald Scholarship*