The Emerald Scholarship

Eastern Michigan University was among the first public universities in Michigan to offer free tuition to high-achieving students with financial needs. Your hard work in high school is rewarded by increased scholarship amounts.

Award Amounts

High School GPAAward Amount
3.75 or higher$8,000
3.5 to 3.74$7,000
3.25 to 3.49$6,000
3.0 to 3.24$5,500
2.75 to 2.99$4,000


  • Award: up to $8,000 per year. 
  • Eligibility: Based on cumulative high school GPA. (GPA on a 4.0 scale), Fall 2024 scholarship amounts
  • Consideration: Automatic. Awarded at the time of admission. 
  • Renewable? Yes
  • Please note: Scholarship awards are contingent upon verification of admission criteria via official transcripts or test scores (if applicable).
  • The scholarship award amounts will be applicable to applicants starting in Fall 2024.

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Embarking on the journey of higher education is an exciting step, and we're here to guide you through every stage of the admissions process. Reach out to us for personalized guidance, detailed information on programs, and answers to all your questions on becoming an EMU Eagle.