We have excellent news! There has been a significant change to the application process.
As of January 26, 2024, in order to reduce barriers for students, we are eliminating the necessity to apply for our Four-Year Renewable LSA Scholarships. All new, first-year LSA admits who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents will automatically be considered for a LSA Four-Year Renewable Scholarship. Students may still complete an application in our current system, but it is not a necessary step to be considered for a scholarship.
We know that financial considerations can be a significant factor in choosing which school to attend. We will begin sending scholarship offers to students after the Office of Financial Aid has published their notices on Wolverine Access. All scholarship offers will be sent by April 15, before the LSA enrollment deadline, allowing you to make an informed financial decision.
What is a Renewable Scholarship?
Each year, the LSA Scholarships Office awards Four-Year Renewable Scholarships to approximately 200 first-year incoming LSA students. These scholarships are only awarded to first year students and are based on a student's undergraduate admissions application, and their financial need (as demonstrated by their FAFSA and CSS profile.) For students qualified for merit scholarships, a FAFSA and CSS is not required. Read on to learn more about our Four-Year Renewable Scholarships requirements.
What does the scholarship cover?
For qualified first-year incoming LSA students, the Four-Year Renewable Scholarship helps to cover the cost of attendance.
Amounts and Duration
Award amounts vary for each scholarship. For in-state students, award amounts can go up to $15,000 per year. For out-of-state students, awards amounts can go up to $25,000 per year. All Four-Year Renewable Scholarships are renewable for four years of undergraduate study, provided students maintain eligibility by completing their requirements each academic year.
To qualify for a Four-Year Renewable Scholarship, a student:
- Must be a first-year incoming student, admitted to an undergraduate degree program in the College of LSA. Students will be considered even if they haven't enrolled yet.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (i.e. possess a green card).
- Must apply for and receive need-based support through the Office of Financial Aid. Exception: students applying only for merit scholarships.
- Must have a FAFSA and CSS profile on file with the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) and must renew their FAFSA annually for need-based scholarships. Exception: students applying only for merit scholarships.
- Must be enrolled (or intend to enroll) full-time (12 credit hours or more) each term.
Note: Students applying only for merit scholarships do not need to have a FAFSA and CSS profile on file.
How do I apply?
It is no longer necessary to fill out an application. All new admits are now automatically considered. If you still choose to fill out an application, the process has four steps.
Step one: Verify your Friend Account in Wolverine Access. Instructions to do this are below under the question: How do I verify a Friend Account? If you have forgotten your Friend Account password, you can reset it here. If you do not have a Friend Account, you can create one here.
Step two: Once your Friend Account is verified, click the button below and log in to the LSA Scholarships application portal by using your Friend Account ID and password. If you do not verify your account, you will not be able to log in.
Step three: Complete our general application. When asked which scholarship program you are applying to, click the box for the "Four-Year Renewable Scholarship."
Step four: Once the general application has been submitted, you will then be directed to complete the application for the Four-Year Renewable Scholarship program. Submit this application for full consideration.