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Scholarships/Fellowships

The Barton Scholarship is a one-time competitive award that pays up to $4,000 to new graduate students. To be considered for this award, students must have earned their baccalaureate from EMU with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. The applicant must be admitted to their first graduate program and will need to enroll in and complete four graduate credit hours in both fall and winter semesters. Application deadlines are February 15 and October 15.

The Brenner Scholarship is a one-time award of $500 to recognize outstanding academics and personal achievement by graduate students at EMU. Applicants must have completed 10 graduate credit hours by the end of the current semester with a 3.5 GPA. They must enroll in and complete a minimum of four credit hours. The deadline to apply is February 15 for fall awards.

The University Fellowship is a distinction of honor awarded to select graduate students on the basis of academic merit. Fellowship awards may range from $500 to $4,000 per year for full-(eight credit hours per semester) or part- time enrollment (four credit hours per semester). New graduate students must have a minimum 3.6 cumulative undergraduate GPA for consideration. Current students must have a 3.8 GPA in their program of study. Priority is given to students not receiving other kinds of aid such as a G.A. Awards are competitive and distributed among all graduate academic programs.

The Martin Luther King Jr.-César Chavez- Rosa Parks (KCP) Future Faculty Fellowship program was created to increase the number of under-represented candidates pursuing full-time teaching careers in postsecondary educational institutions within the state. Eligible applicants may receive fellowship awards of up to $20,000 for master’s study and $35,000 for doctoral study at Michigan institutions. As a condition of the award, recipients are required to make a commitment to work in higher education institutions for three years. A fellow who defaults on this commitment is required to repay the award sum, which is then treated as a loan. Applications are accepted in the fall for January awards based on state budget that is finalized in October. Typically 5-7 new awards are offered each year; therefore, the application process is very competitive.

National Scholars Program This scholarship is awarded through your Admissions application to your first Master's degree program, and is only awarded to non-resident students. To be awarded, Graduate students must have at least a 3.6 undergraduate GPA and cannot have previously earned Master's degree. To receive payment, Graduate students must enroll in at least 8 credit hours each semester and maintain a 3.2 cumulative EMU GPA. The graduate award is renewable for up to 2 years or for a maximum of 32 credit hours. The NSP is only awarded upon admission to students with non-resident admission status and award only applies to courses that are charged non-resident tuition (i.e., not online classes). If students receive another award that pays tuition and fees (such as, athletic aid or a Graduate Assistantship) or their residency status changes, the NSP offer is null and void.

EMU Success Scholarship This grant is awarded through your Admissions application to your first Master's degree program, and is only awarded upon admission to EMU to non-resident students. To be awarded, graduate students must have at least a 3.2 undergraduate GPA and cannot have a previous earned Masters. To receive payment, students must enroll in at least 8 credit hours each semester and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative EMU GPA. The award is renewable for up to 2 years or for a maximum of 32 credit hours. The EMU Success Scholarship is only awarded upon admission to students with non-resident admission status and the award only applies to courses that are charged non-resident tuition (i.e., not online classes). If students receive another award that pays tuition and fees (such as, a Graduate Assistantship) or their residency status changes, the EMU Success offer is null and void.