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    Michigan Competitive Scholarship

    Do you wish to pursue your degree program abroad? Here is the good news. You can apply for the Michigan competitive scholarship program and continue your studies. It is available to all undergraduates who want to pursue their first degree.

    Take the chance and study in the US. Scour through to learn what the program is all about and how you can apply.

    What is Michigan Competitive Scholarship?

    The Michigan competitive scholarship is a program that aims at building Michigan’s economy by attracting talented students across the globe. It retains talent that will foster the skills and energy to make Michigan a better state.

    The Michigan Competitive Scholarship is open to undergraduate students pursuing their first degree and is awarded based on academic performance and financial need. Before starting college, a student must take the SAT (Class of 2017 and beyond) and receive a qualifying score of at least 1200.

    Eligibilities For The Michigan Competitive Scholarship

    Applicants must take note of the criteria before applying. Failure to meet the requirement might lead to application turndown. Thus, candidates should take note of the outlined demands:

    • Student must provide their Social Security number to MI Student Aid by their senior year in high school.
    • Achieve a qualifying SAT score of at least 1200 before entering college.
      • Before the Class of 2017, eligible applicants must have achieved a qualifying ACT score of at least 23 (composite) or 90 (scaled score) before entering college.
    • Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent.
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • For renewal, maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.
    • Students must meet the school’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy for renewal, 
    • Enroll at least half-time.
    • Be a Michigan resident since July 1 of the previous calendar year. If a dependent student, the parent must also be a Michigan resident since July 1 of the prior calendar year.
    • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approved refugee.
    • Not be detained.
    • Achieve a qualifying SAT score of at least 1200 before entering college.
      • Before the Class of 2017, eligible applicants must have achieved a qualifying ACT score of at least 23 (composite) or 90 (scaled score) before entering college.
    • Not be in default on a Federal student loan.

    Scholarship Program Limits

    When a student receives a bachelor’s degree after finishing the equivalent of ten semesters (or terms), or when the student has been out of high school for more than ten years, whichever comes first, program eligibility ceases. Future awards are dependent on approved and available funding.

    How to Apply For the Scholarship Program

    The application process is easy. All you have to do is follow the guidelines. If you wish to apply:

    • Go to the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • Fill out the application form online.
    • By March 1, candidates must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    The priority school will be the first college or university specified on the FAFSA. It is the responsibility of the student to inform MI Student Aid of any changes to their college preference. You can accomplish this by phoning 1-888-447-2687 or using the MiSSG Student Portal.

    Application Deadline

    Every year, the applicant must submit the FAFSA by March 1 to the federal processors.

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