“The state administers an assortment of scholarships as provided under state law,” said Anne Wohlfert, director of Treasury’s Student Financial Services Bureau. “MI Student Aid works closely with our state’s school districts to inform and educate students and their families about the scholarships available to help pay for college.”
Most state of Michigan scholarships are restricted to tuition and mandatory fees, and awards are paid directly to the institution on the student’s behalf. Programs include:
•Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) – The CVTG provides undergraduate tuition assistance to the children of Michigan veterans who are totally and permanently disabled, missing in action or who have died while serving. Students may receive scholarship assistance for up to four academic years for a total of up to $11,200.
•Fostering Futures Scholarship (FFS) – The FFS provides scholarships to young adults who have experienced foster care in Michigan. Awards are paid directly to the students’ institution to assist with unmet need in tuition, fees, room, board, books or supplies.
•Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS) – The MCS program is available to undergraduate students pursuing their first degrees at an approved Michigan postsecondary institution. Students must demonstrate both financial need and merit based on a qualifying SAT score.
•Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG) – The MTG is available to undergraduate students and is based on financial need for use at independent, non-profit degree-granting colleges and universities in Michigan.
•Police Officer’s and Firefighter’s Survivor Tuition Grant (STG) – The STG provides for a waiver of tuition at state public institutions of higher education for children and surviving spouses of Michigan police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.
•Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) - The TIP encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond. Students must meet a Medicaid eligibility history requirement and apply prior to high school graduation.
To learn more about the state of Michigan’s available scholarships and other financial aid resources, visit the MI Student Aid website at www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid or follow @MIStudentAid on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat.
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