Finlandia ScholarshipsThank you for your interest in scholarships available to Finlandia University students.

Scholarship opportunities from Finlandia that would require an application and that would be in addition to the funding a full-time student would receive for their cumulative Finlandia GPA (or incoming GPA for new students) will be posted here as they become available. 

Entrance Scholarships

Qualifying students will receive one of the following scholarships.

Board of Trustee Scholarship  – $7,500

ACT score of 25 or SAT score of 1200 AND high school cumulative GPA of 3.5. Renewable by maintaining a GPA of 3.25 at Finlandia University.

President Scholarship  – $5,500

ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1100 AND high school cumulative GPA of 3.25. Renewable by maintaining a GPA of 3.00 at Finlandia University.

Dean Scholarship – $3,500

High school cumulative GPA of 3.0. Renewable by maintaining a GPA of 2.75 at Finlandia University.

Faculty Scholarship  – $3,500

Earned at least 18 college credits AND college cumulative GPA of 3.0. Renewable by maintaining a GPA of 2.75 at Finlandia University.


Institutional Scholarships

These unique scholarship opportunities make a high quality education in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula even more affordable.

U.P. Commitment Grant  – $4,000

NEW for Fall 2017: All new incoming students who graduated from a U.P. high school with at least a 2.5 grade point average are eligible for this. 

Service Scholarship  – $2,000

NEW for Fall 2017: Core to Finlandia’s mission is the idea of service. This is open to new, incoming non-Upper Peninsula residents with at least a 2.5 grade point average. 

Ambassador Scholarship  – $1,500

Based on academic record, on-campus housing, limited to one student per state.

Family Scholarship  – $1,000 per student

At least two family members enrolled full-time from one family.

Church Matching Scholarship  – up to $1,000

Matches up to $1,000 pledged by a church.

Legacy Scholarship  – $500

Available to students whose parent, grandparent or sibling graduated from Finlandia University.

All entrance and institutional scholarships and grants require full-time enrollment. Scholarship criteria subject to change without notice. Scholarship programs are subject to change due to financial constraints.


Active Finlandia Scholarship Postings

U.P. Commitment Grant Details

We’re proud to call the Upper Peninsula of Michigan home, and have a passion for welcoming our fellow Yoopers to campus, which is why we’re introducing the $4,000 U.P. Commitment Grant. To be eligible, students need to have earned at least a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA, have graduated from a U.P. high school and be a new incoming student for the fall 2017 semester. Students will be able to retain this for all four years by maintaining a 2.5 GPA, full-time status and good social standing.

To earn this grant, students simply need to talk with their Finlandia University admissions officer. The grant will be paid out $2,000 per semester for up to eight semesters. Students earning the Hancock Award are not eligible to receive this grant. This grant is only available to new incoming students during the fall 2017 semester. Other stipulations may apply, please contact our financial aid staff with any questions.

Service Scholarship Details

Finlandia University is a learning community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth and service. To showcase this, Finlandia University is offering incoming students in the fall of 2017 the opportunity to earn a $2,000 scholarship for performing community service. To be eligible, students need to have earned at least a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA, and have a letter of recommendation from the organization or group where the service was performed. The scholarship will be renewable each semester for four years by maintaining a 2.5 GPA, maintaining full-time status, keeping good social standing and volunteering at least eight hours per semester.

To earn this scholarship, students need to submit a letter of recommendation proving community service to their admissions officer. The scholarship will be paid out $1,000 per semester for up to eight semesters. Students earning the U.P. Commitment Grant or Hancock Award are not eligible to receive this scholarship. This scholarship is only available to new incoming students during the fall 2017 semester. Other stipulations may apply, please contact our financial aid staff with any questions.

Spirit Scholarship

This opportunity is for a current Finlandia University student in good academic standing. The awardee will be required to attend campus and community events wearing the Riku F. Lion costume. The awardee will work with the athletics office on logistics and scheduling. Please contact Bridget Durocher,, 906-487-7264 from athletics with any questions.


Archived Finlandia Scholarship Postings

2017-18 Servant Leadership House

CCSA Storyteller Scholarship 2017

$20,000 Brule Scholarship for Art & Design Students 2017

Virginia Fund Scholarship 2017

David Lauren Jokela Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Kenneth and Lois Seaton Scholarship

Philip and Loret Ruppe Community Service Award

Sisu Award

Sampo Society

Download: Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing

Orientation Leader Position Description

Portage Health Foundation Scholarship

$500 Spirit Scholarship



Listed below are some private scholarship opportunities that students may also want to look into. Each scholarship and the guidelines/eligibility restrictions of that scholarship are set by that private scholarship organization/company. We recommend students to never pay for any scholarship opportunity. If you have a scholarship you would like to see added to this list, please send information to our financial aid staff

Active Postings

Varsity Tutors Monthly College Scholarship Contest

$1000 2016 College Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/17

Advance Prevention Lawsuit Legal Scholarship – Deadline 12/5/17

Abels & Annes, PC Scholarship Essay Contest – Deadline 12/15/17

Hooked to Books Scholarship – Deadline 12/20/17

Annual Safe Driving Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/17

$1,000 Software Testing Scholarship – Deadline 11/1/2017

Axon Optics ‘Migraine Story’ Scholarship – Deadline 11/30/2017

$1,250 Internet Marketing Scholarship – Deadline 3/21/17 & 11/30/17

The Home Gear $500 Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/2017

Sumo Gardener Scholarship – Deadline 11/30/17

The Rybak Firm’s $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 3/15/18

Kenneth P Carp $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/17

Power Drill Guru Scholarship – Deadline 10/30/17

Iflexion Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/17

Meldon Law College Scholarship – Deadline 1/20/18

The Ward Law Group Better Future Scholarship – Deadline 11/30/17

2017 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/17

The PowerScout Smart Energy Home Scholarship Award-Deadline 11/30/2017

1st Annual Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship-Deadline 12/31/2017

$3000 Save for Future – Deadline 12/31/17

$1,250 The 2018 Visual Essay Scholarship – Deadline 5/31/18

Real World Experience Scholarship-Deadline 4/15/18

The Roberts Law Pedestrian Safety Scholarship-Deadline 12/10/17

How and why has a piece of art influenced your personal, educational and/or creative development-Deadline 12/1/17

Archived Postings

Dallas Car Accident Lawyers Cancer Awareness Scholarship – Deadline 6/15/17

Albert and Fenner Scholarship Program – Deadline 6/12/17

Thomas L. Dickson $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 5/15/17

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program – Deadline 6/1/17

Joseph J. LoRusso P.A. Essay Scholarship – Deadline 6/15/17

Children of Police Officers Scholarship – Deadline 5/1/17

Fittous Scholarship – Deadline 7/31/17

The Tragos Write Your Own Law Scholarship – Deadline 3/31/17

The Fabriele Disability Awareness Scholarship – Deadline 5/31/17

David Benowitz Public Servants Scholarship – Deadline 3/31/17

Thomas Law Offices $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 8/1/17

Single Parent Scholarship – Deadline 7/31/17

The Levin Firm’s Bi-Yearly $1000 Scholarship – Deadline 8/15/17

Giannini and Yates Community Service Scholarship – Deadline 5/31/17

Bluehost Internet in Education Scholarship – Deadline 4/1/17

Runnerclick Academic Scholarship – Deadline 4/30/17

Fountain Law Firm $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 9/20/2017

A Place for Mom Senior Care Scholarship – Deadline 4/15/2017

Venture Resorts Volunteer Scholarship – Deadline 5/31/2017

Montem Health and Wellness Scholarship – Deadline 3/31/17 and 9/30/17

$2,500 Scholarship for Latino Students – Deadline 1/31/17 and 8/31/17

Finlandia Foundation National scholarships – Deadline 2/1/2017

Azazie $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 5/31/2017

Albertson & Davidson, LLP $2,500 Scholarship – Deadline 4/26/2017

Flora Marie Jenkins Memorial Disability Scholarship – Deadline 4/30/17

$750 NYDNRehab Scholarship – Deadline 7/21/2017

Maid Sailors $500 Scholarship – Deadline 3/31/17 & 9/30/17

DoctorSpring’s Annual Scholarship – Deadline 7/1/2017

Veteran’s $1,000 College Scholarship – Deadline 5/31/2017

Creative Diagnostics Science Scholarship – Deadline 6/16/17

The Bike Challenge $500 Scholarship – Deadline 6/30/17

Minnesota Truck Accident Lawyers $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 5/10/17

InvestmentZen $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 04/01/17

Michigan Education Association (MEA) Scholarship – Deadline 2/23/17

Atlanta’s Boling Rice, LLC $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 8/31/17

Cumming, GA Boling Rice, LLC $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 8/31/17

Alpharetta’s Boling Rice, LLC $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 8/31/17

Page Law’s $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 6/30/17

Slepkow Slepkow & Associates Inc $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 6/30/17

Burlington Criminal Lawyers $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 8/21/17

Global Teletherapy $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 5/15/17 $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 8/31/17

Slickdeals Scholarship – Deadline 4/30/2017

Devconhomesecurity Annual Scholarship – Deadline 08/15/2017

Tampa Spine Center Scholarship – Deadline 7/1/2017

McCoy & Hiestand Better Chance Scholarship – Deadline 6/1/17

BabiesLounge $500 Health & Fitness Scholarship – Deadline 5/31/17

Monica’s Health Magazine $2,500 Scholarship – Deadline 8/30/17

Six Star Pro Nutrition $15,000 Scholarship – Deadline 4/30/17

WalletHacks $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 8/1/17

The Emerging Industry Business & Marketing Scholarship – Deadline 6/1/17

Vernon Computer Source Scholarships – Deadline 5/31/17

Body Gear Guide $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 6/30/17

Goedeker’s College Scholarships – Deadline 7/8/17

Island View Business Scholarship – Deadline 7/1/17

Abels & Annes, P.C. Video Scholarship Contest – Deadline 8/15/17

The Dream Dorm Design Challenge Scholarship – Deadline 3/31/17

Comparakeet Scholarship Program – Deadline 4/28/17

CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest – Deadline 4/15/17 & 10/15/17

Corban Gunn, $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 8/1/17

TopProducts Single mother Scholarship – Deadline 8/1/17

Helen S Blair Memorial Scholarship – Deadline 4/3/17

4WheelOnline’s $2,000 Scholarship – Deadline 5/1/17

The Bohn & Fletcher Scholarship – Deadline 8/1/17


Private Scholarship Search Engines

Finlandia University recommends that all students expand their awareness of available financial aid. The following websites are good starting points for learning more and for starting the application process.