Explore the wide range of scholarships offered to Saginaw Valley State University students. Scholarships are a type of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. To be considered for an Academic, SVSU Private or the SV Red & Whte Award, students must be admitted to the university and have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. For those also applying for an SVSU Private scholarship, they must also complete the Scholarship Application:
Once you have enrolled at SVSU, please complete a General Application for scholarships to ensure that you are matched to or receive suggestions to apply to all open opportunites for which you may qualify:
Academic Scholarships - Scholarships are available to graduating high school students based on academic merit. Students who satisfy the academic criteria will be considered for a scholarship upon admission to SVSU. Academic Scholarships are based upon a tiered program with the most prestigious listed first.
Private Scholarships - Over 200 scholarships are available to newly admitted and returning SVSU students. Complete your on-line application form, and based on your responses, you will automatically be consdiered for any scholarship in which you qualify.
Transfer (or New Freshmen) Student Scholarships - New Transfer students may be eligible for scholarships based on various criteria, including merit and need. Students are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the private scholarship application. Find out more about the transfer scholarships that are available.
Other Scholarships - General and other scholarship opportunites offered by organizations not affiliated with SVSU are searchable through SVSU's on-line scholarship system.
External Opportunities - Unique and external Opportunites are offered by organizations outside SVSU and are not part of the university's online application system.