The state of Michigan has quite a few scholarships that are available to students who would like to go to school for nursing.

Most of these scholarships are specifically set up to help those students who stay out of trouble and do well in school.

Michigan realizes that earning a high school diploma is something that can help a young person in becoming a success and is a good start to making something of themselves in the future.

They also have a small scholarship that is available for adults. With that in mind, here is a list of some of the scholarships that are available for Michigan nursing students.

General Grants and Scholarships

The Michigan Merit Award

The Michigan Merit Award recognizes high school seniors for achieving high scores on aptitude tests. Up to $3,000 can be received by a student for college.

The Tuition Incentive Program

The Tuition Incentive Program is designed for students who have been on Medicaid and are at a serious financial disadvantage. Students must agree to attend at least two years of college, which the state will help subsidize. Maximum award is $2,000.

The Michigan Educational Opportunity Grant

Up to a $1,000 grant is available for students who are financially needy. The Michigan Educational Opportunity Grant can be used for attendance at a community college or technical college. Students only need to attend school half-time but must progress academically. Have to apply through the school they are attending by completing the FAFSA.

Michigan Tuition Grant

Up to $2,000 can be received per school year by students who are economically disadvantaged and want to attend an independent institution.

Adult Part-Time Grant

For adults who are Michigan residents and attending college part-time. Must attend a state college or university. Can receive up to $600 per year for two years.

The Competitive Scholarship Program

The Michigan Competitive Scholarship Program is for individuals attending a Michigan state institution. This is both a need-based and merit designed award. Maximum scholarships are $2,000 and can be applied for by filling out the FAFSA.

Children of Veterans Tuition Grant

Covers up to $11,000 over the course of a four-year degree for students who are dependents of veterans who were either disabled, wounded, POWs, or killed while serving the country. Covers the costs of a state college or university. To be eligible, students must have at least a 2.25 GPA.

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

This merit-based program is federally funded and gives $1,500 to the most academically talented students. Seniors are chosen by a panel of select educational professionals to receive the award. The student must have already been accepted by a U.S. college or university and can renew the award for three years as long as they maintain a highly competitive GPA.

The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship

The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship offers full tuition and fees for Kalamazoo public school graduates to attend a state college or university. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and take at least 12 credits per semester.

The Bay Commitment Scholarship

One hundred $2,000 scholarships per year are available from the Bay Area Community Foundation to first-generation college students graduating from Bay City public schools. Recipients must attend either Saginaw Valley State University or Delta College.

The Dan Gerber Sr. Medallion Scholarship

The Dan Gerber Sr. Medallion Scholarship services each of the five school districts in Newaygo County, Michigan. A competitive scholarship program recognizing academic excellence among graduating seniors. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.71. Provides up to $8,000 over the course of a student’s undergraduate studies.

Grand Rapids Community Foundation Michigan College Scholarship

For students with a 3.0 GPA and a minimum three-year Michigan residency not attending Aquinas College, Calvin College, Cornerstone College, Davenport College, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, or Kendall College of Art and Design.

Specialized Scholarships

The Michigan Nursing Scholarship

Offered to nursing students pursuing BSN, AN, or LPN. Up to $4,000 can be received per academic year in return for the student agreeing to work at a state facility. One year of work is equal to one year of assistance.

MNSA (Michigan Nursing Student Association) Scholarship

Two $500 scholarships are available to nursing students who are members of MNSA/NSNA. Must show proof of membership and have a letter of reference from a dean, nursing instructor, or director of their school of nursing and must complete a 500-word essay on the topic included on their website.

Michigan Nurses Foundation (MNF) Scholarship

A minimum of four $500 scholarships are awarded to students currently enrolled in a Michigan college or School of Nursing and in good academic standing. Application can be found on the MNF website.

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