First-Year Scholarship Opportunities

Eastern Michigan University is one of the most affordable and best-valued institutions in the country. EMU's Global Tuition Rate eliminates out-of-state fees for undergraduate students, allowing all undergraduate students from the U.S.—and around the world—to pay in-state rates. 

Scholarships are customized based on a mixture of criteria and considerations: 

Emerald Scholarship

  • 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.
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

Eastern Tuition Advantage (ETA)

  • Award: Full tuition minus federal aid
  • Eligibility: 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and an adjusted gross family income of < $60,000, or Pell Grant eligibility as determined by the FAFSA
  • Consideration: Automatic. Awarded at time of financial aid awarding
  • Renewable? Yes
  • Deadline: March 15 for Fall 2024 consideration

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Presidential Scholarship

  • Award: Full tuition and room & board
  • Eligibility: Application Required. Minimum 3.5 cumulative high school GPA and 1200+ SAT (critical reading and math)/25+ ACT (highest composite) or 3.85+ GPA only required for application.
  • Deadline and Application: For more information and to apply, Presidential Scholarship page.
  • Please note: Scholarship criteria may be adapted from year-to-year. Criteria listed above applies for Fall 2024.

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4WARD Graduation Scholarship

  • Award: Full-tuition years 3 and 4, with a locked-in rate for years 1 and 2
  • Eligibility: 3.0 cumulative high school GPA.
  • Please note: Recipients must live in an on-campus community for all four years.

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