Scholarships

CORE Funding

At the Center of Race & Ethnicity (CORE), we understand that one of the most important forms of support for students of color, as it relates to retention and graduation, is funding for tuition/housing. If you are in need of financial support to pay your e-bill balance, please fill out the following form. The amount awarded will be based on the student's individual need and the amount of funding remaining. This application will be reviewed weekly on Friday's until June 15.

Please note: filling out this form does not guarantee full financial assistance. If you have any questions, please reach out to CORE Coordinator, Bre McKamie at [email protected].

  • Gregory People’s Scholarship

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    The Gregory Peoples Degree Completion Scholarship, named after EMU's former Dean and retired University Ombudsman, was created to assist minoritized students who are in financial need to graduate from Eastern Michigan University. This is a scholarship that honors and acknowledges Dr. People's many years of service as well as provide EMU students in the process of completing an undergraduate degree with the much needed support to achieve their educational goals.

    The recipient(s) will receive a one-time scholarship up to $500. If you have any questions, please reach out to Bre McKamie, CORE Coordinator, via email at [email protected] .

    Requirements:

    • Have successfully completed at least 85 undergraduate credit hours
    • Have an EMU cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher
    • Have declared a major
    • Be an active EMU student enrolled in at least one of the past four semesters (preference may be given to students who are returning to complete a degree)
    • Demonstrate high financial need through the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • EMU Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Scholarship

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    Application deadline is mid-November of every year. See application for updated info.

    The purpose of the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Award is to recognize an Eastern Michigan University student who has demonstrated: A commitment to promoting respect and improving the quality of life for all people consistent with the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service to Eastern Michigan University and/or the southeastern Michigan community.

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship is made possible through an endowment fund. The recipient(s) will be honored at the Martin Luther King, Jr. President’s Luncheon in January. The $1,000 scholarship will be credited to the recipient's student account for the winter semester.

    Individual students may submit their own application or be nominated by another individual or group. In either case, all of the following are required:

    • A completed Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Scholarship Award Application.
    • An essay of no more than two type written pages discussing the nominee's achievements and qualifications. One letter of support from an Eastern Michigan University faculty or staff member.
    • Full time enrollment at Eastern Michigan University (exception allowed for April graduating seniors).
    • Be in good academic and judicial standing with the University.

    Apply now [PDF].

  • Brown Chappell Scholarship

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    Applications are due mid-November of every year. See application for updated info.

    Established by Dr. Betty Brown-Chappell and her family in recognition of her 17 years as a faculty member in EMU's School of Social Work, this $1,000 scholarship is intended to promote college completion by first generation or underrepresented students. Preference will be given to McNair Scholars, Honors students, CHHS students, and social work students.

    Download the application [PDF].

  • Black Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

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    Applications are open November-January. See application for more info.

    Students must be in good academic standing with EMU and the application cycle is open from November - January of the next year. Scholarships are awarded in winter semesters.

    Find the application here

  • Latimer, Thomara Cancer Foundation

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    Application is open only to African American students, ages 17-30, who are Michigan residents.

    • Applicants must be a high school senior accepted to an accredited college/university or a medically related program, or
    • Must be a college student admitted to a medically related professional program (e.g., nursing, medicine, physical or occupational therapy) AND
    • Must submit an official transcript with GPA, AND
    • Must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

    Note: a personal interview is required.

    Find the application here.

  • Carlos "El Jefe" Falcon Endowed Scholarship

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    Application deadline is September ??.

    Requirements: GPA minimum of 2.5. EMU student who demonstrates student leadership by: a) Involvement in Hispanic/Latino community or student organization. b) Involvement in student government or other EMU leadership activity. c) Priority will be given to Hispanic/Latino community/student organization involvement.

    Find the application here.

  • EMU Latino Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship

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    Applications are open until September ??. Winners will be notified by October.

    Must be an undergraduate or graduate student, minimum of 25 credit hours, at EMU enrolled full-time. Enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for undergraduates, and 8 credit hours for graduates.Must have an EMU cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Must submit a completed application and a 500 word essay describing involvement in the Latinx community and or/university cultural activities/services.

    Provide 1-2 letters of recommendation from faculty or community members describing community service.

    Find the application here.

  • Roy Casanova Endowed Scholarship

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    Application deadline is September ??.

    Requirements: GPA minimum of 2.5. Awarded to EMU student who demonstrates student leadership by a) involvement in Hispanic/Latino community or student organization, or b) involvement in student government or other EMU leadership activity. (Priority will be given to Hispanic/Latino community/student organization involvement).

    Find the application here.

  • Salinas, Mario P. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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    Applications open mid-December of every year. See application for updated info.

    Scholarship shall be awarded to a student of Hispanic descent admitted to the College of Education. Preference will be given to a student pursuing an elementary education degree. Demonstrate financial need.

    Find the application here

  • Adelson-NSDAR Endowed Scholarship

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    Applications are due mid-February of every year. See application for updated info.

    Scholarship eligibility:

    • Female Native American students enrolled at least part-time in EMU courses
    • Part of the College of Arts and Sciences
    • 2.0 GPA minimum

    Find the application here:

    Additional info: https://www.emich.edu/cas/students/scholarships.php

  • Killian, Martin O. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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    Applications are open mid-October through mid-March of every year.

    Preference given to Native American students. Students must demonstrate financial need. Available to all student levels.

    Apply through EMU’s scholarship application: www.emich.edu/finaid

  • Sesi, Joseph M. & Catherine R. Endowed Scholarship

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    Applications are open mid-October through mid-March of every year.

    Available for currently enrolled EMU students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    Apply with EMU’s scholarship application: www.emich.edu/finaid

  • Woman of Excellence Scholarship

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    Applications are due in March.

    This scholarship will be awarded to students with financial need that can demonstrate how they have contributed to women’s affairs on Eastern Michigan University’s campus.

    Scholarship Requirements:

    • Be a Junior or Senior to apply (56+ credits earned)
    • Have a 2.5 or better GPA
    • Demonstrate "financial need" as determined by the Eastern Michigan University Office of Financial Aid.
    • Write a 500-750 word Personal Statement, answering the question: How have you contributed to women's affairs on campus?
    • Provide 1 Letter of Recommendation from a personal or professional reference that can speak to how you have contributed to women's affairs on campus.

    Find the application here.

Please note: This scholarship list is not exhaustive. You can look for more scholarships on EMU’s Scholarship Search Database.

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