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.


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

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

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. 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 students beginning during or after 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 and after 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 students beginning during or after the fall 2017 semester. Other stipulations may apply, please contact our financial aid staff with any questions.


Other Finlandia Scholarship Postings

Active Postings

NOT Active Postings

Please note that all of the postings under this heading are expired. These are meant to help people understand what scholarships may be available on a regular basis. 

Servant Leadership House – Deadline 01/31/2017

CCSA Storyteller Scholarship – Deadline 01/31/2017

$20,000 Brule Scholarship for Art & Design Students – Deadline 01/31/2017

David Lauren Jokela Endowed Memorial Scholarship – Deadline 02/14/2017

Kenneth and Lois Seaton Scholarship – Deadline 02/14/2017

Philip and Loret Ruppe Community Service Award – Deadline 02/14/2017

Sisu Award – Deadline 02/14/2017

Sampo Society – Deadline 02/14/2017

Download: Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing – Deadline 02/28/2017

Orientation Leader Position Description – Deadline 03/02/2017

Portage Health Foundation Scholarship – Deadline 03/21/2017

$500 Spirit Scholarship – Deadline 04/09/2018

$20,000 Brule Scholarship for Art & Design Students – Deadline 05/05/2018

Virginia Fund Scholarship 2018 – Deadline 03/02/2018

Download: Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing – Deadline 03/19/2018

Portage Health Foundation Scholarship – Deadline 04/30/2018



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 – Deadline 12/15/2017

$1,000 College Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/2018

Advance Prevention Lawsuit Legal Scholarship – Deadline 12/5/2018

Joseph J. LoRusso P.A. Essay Scholarship – Deadline 07/01/2018

Abels & Annes, PC Scholarship Essay Contest – Deadline 12/15/2018

$1,000 Thomas Law Offices Scholarship – Deadline 07/15/2018

$1,000 Levin Firm’s Bi-Yearly Scholarship – Deadline 08/15/2018

$1,000 Fountain Law Firm Scholarship – Deadline 11/22/2018

$1,000 Azazie Scholarship – Deadline 05/31/2018

Axon Optics ‘Migraine Story’ Scholarship – Deadline 11/30/2018

$1,000 Kenneth P. Carp Scholarship – Deadline 01/31/2019

$1,000 Page Law’s Scholarship – Deadline 06/30/2018

Devconhomesecurity Annual Scholarship – Deadline 08/15/2018

Goedeker’s College Scholarships – Deadline 07/08/2018

Meldon Law College Scholarship – Deadline 01/20/2019

$1,000 Corban Gunn Scholarship – Deadline 08/01/2018

The PowerScout Smart Energy Home Scholarship Award-Deadline 04/01/2018 & 10/01/2018

$3,000 Save for Future – Deadline 12/31/2018

$1,250 Visual Essay Scholarship – Deadline 05/31/2018

The Roberts Law Pedestrian Safety Scholarship – Deadline 12/03/2018

$1,000 Scholarship Program at ReviewerTouch – Deadline 08/01/2018

The Andrew Flusche Video Scholarship Contest – Deadline 06/30/2018

Personality Type Scholarship – Deadline 06/23/2018

Nominate a Vet – Deadline 07/01/2018

Zavodnick/Zavodnick & Lasky – Deadline 06/15/2018

TheBackPackerCo Scholarship – Deadline 10/18/2018

Class A Drivers Scholarship Award – Deadline 05/30/2018

MDSyncnet’s Scholarship for Health Care Excellence – Deadline 12/31/2018

Greenpal Scholarship for Tomorrow’s Entrepreneur – Deadline 10/30/2018

$1,000 Free Android Root Scholarship – Deadline 05/30/2018

Redefine Scholarship – Deadline 05/30/2018

The 99Bitcoins Scholarship – Deadline 08/01/2018

Ledsmaster College Students Outside Scholarship – Deadline 10/01/2018

The KCCATL Merit Scholarship Program – Deadline 10/15/2018

The FamilyAssets 2018 Scholarship – Deadline 08/01/2018

$5,000 Scholarship – Deadline 03/15/2019

Don’t Pay Full Scholarship – Deadline 10/31/2018

$1,000 Fons Scholarship – Deadline 08/01/2018

Mark Alvarado Scholarship – Deadline 01/31/2019

The Prosper Shaked Scholarship for Future Medical Professionals – Deadline 08/15/2018

The Medigo Scholarship Program – Deadline 09/01/2018

Chairish Scholarship Program – Deadline 06/30/2018

FRP Bypass Apk Awarding Scholarship – Deadline 06/10/2018

$1,000 Responsify Scholarship – Deadline 10/05/2018

$1,000 Darras Law Scholarship – Deadline 06/15/2018

The Tarlton & Polk Justice Seekers Scholarship – Deadline 12/10/2018

The RN-to-BSN Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/2018

Clinton Brink Memorial Scholarship – Deadline 08/01/2018

$1,000 Bookmundi’s Travel the World Scholarship – Deadline 10/01/18

$1,000 Fleming College Scholarship – Deadline 07/01/2018

$1,000 Michigan Tour Guide Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/2018

$1,000 Show off your Stripes Scholarship – Deadline 05/31/2018

$1,000 Our Home Love Scholarship – Deadline 08/15/2018

Archived Postings

Annual Safe Driving Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/2017

Single Parent Scholarship – Deadline 04/30/2018

$2,500 Albertson & Davidson, LLP Scholarship – Deadline 04/26/2018

Flora Marie Jenkins Memorial Disability Scholarship – Deadline 04/30/2018

$1,000 The Rybak Firm’s Scholarship – Deadline 03/15/2018

Michigan Education Association (MEA) Scholarship – Deadline 02/22/2018

$1,000 Global Teletherapy Scholarship – Deadline 05/15/2018

The Emerging Industry Business & Marketing Scholarship – Deadline 06/01/2017

Iflexion Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/2017

Helen S. Blair Memorial Scholarship – Deadline 04/02/2018

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

Real World Experience Scholarship – Deadline 04/15/2018

Healthy Future Scholarship – Deadline 04/01/2018

Gaming 2020 Scholarship – Deadline 03/20/2018

$1,250 Law Offices of George Salinas Annual Scholarship – Deadline 03/30/2018

Finlandia Foundation National – Deadline 02/01/2018

$1,000 Job Application Center Scholarship – Deadline 05/01/2018

$1,000 Dickson Law Group Scholarship – Deadline 05/15/2018

Creative Scholarship Program – Deadline 4/30/2018

Parnall Law Scholarship Opportunity – Deadline 04/15/2018

Acendia’s “Ascend New Heights” College Student Scholarship – Deadline 04/30/2018

$2,000 Charles R. Ullman & Associates Scholarship – Deadline 04/15/2018


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.