Customized scholarships & affordability for new students

First Year Scholarship Opportunities

It's time for your hard work to pay off.

Eastern 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 US - and around the world - to pay in-state rates. Combined with our generous scholarship offerings, an EMU education can put your success truly within reach.

EMU awards millions of dollars in academic scholarships each year and 97% of students receive some form of financial aid aid. Scholarships are customized based on a mixture of criteria and considerations: 

Emerald Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000–$7,500 per year
  • Eligibility: Based on cumulative high school GPA. (In some cases, test scores may be required.)
  • Consideration: Automatic. Awarded at the time of admission
  • Renewable? Yes
  • Text your graduation year (i.e. 2021) to 467-467 and follow the prompts to receive a personalized scholarship estimate!

Education First Opportunity Scholarship (EFOS)

  • Award: Full tuition minus the Pell Grant
  • Eligibility: 3.0 cumulative high school GPA or higher. Pell Grant Eligibility via FAFSA. Note: Test score requirements removed for Fall 2021 applicants
  • Consideration: Automatic. Awarded at time of financial aid awarding
  • Renewable? Yes
  • Deadline: February 1 for Fall 2021 consideration

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. Recipients must live in an on-campus community for all four years.
  • Learn more on the 4WARD website.

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) required for application.
  • Deadline and Application: For more information and to apply, Presidential Scholarship page.
  • Please note: Scholarship criteria may be changed/adapted from year-to-year. Criteria listed above applies for Fall 2021.

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