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

$500 Spirit Scholarship

Bridget Durocher

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 from athletics with any questions.

$20,000 Brule Scholarship for Art & Design Students 2018

Denise Vandeville

This competitive scholarship is for students interested in studying art and design in the Int’l School of Art & Design (ISAD). The scholarship recipients will be selected based on a portfolio competition. Applicants will need to be present for the competition on Saturday, May 5. Student-artists working in all media are invited to submit a portfolio of their original work for the competition. The work will be evaluated on composition, concept, range, craftsmanship and originality.

Nominate a Vet-Deadline 7/01/2018

Archive 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. 

2017-18 Servant Leadership House

CCSA Storyteller Scholarship 2017

$20,000 Brule Scholarship for Art & Design Students 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

Virginia Fund Scholarship 2018

Download: Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing



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 2016 College Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/18

Advance Prevention Lawsuit Legal Scholarship – Deadline 12/5/18

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

Abels & Annes, PC Scholarship Essay Contest – Deadline 12/15/18

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

Single Parent Scholarship – Deadline 04/30/18

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

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

Azazie $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 5/31/2018

Albertson & Davidson, LLP $2,500 Scholarship – Deadline 4/26/2018

Flora Marie Jenkins Memorial Disability Scholarship – Deadline 4/30/18

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

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

Page Law’s $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 6/30/18

Global Teletherapy $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 5/15/18

Devconhomesecurity Annual Scholarship – Deadline 08/15/2018

Goedeker’s College Scholarships – Deadline 7/8/18

Meldon Law College Scholarship – Deadline 1/20/19

Corban Gunn, $1,000 Scholarship – Deadline 8/1/18

Helen S Blair Memorial Scholarship – Deadline 4/02/18

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

$3000 Save for Future – Deadline 12/31/18

$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 12/03/18

Healthy Future Scholarship – Deadline 04/01/18

$1,000 scholarship program at ReviewerTouch – Deadline 08/01/2018

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

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

Personality Type Scholarship – Deadline 06/23/2018

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

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

Creative Scholarship Program-Deadline 4/30/2018

Parnall Law Scholarship Opportunity-Deadline 4/15/2018

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

TheBackPackerCo Scholarship-Deadline 10/18/2018

Class A Drivers Scholarship Award-Deadline 5/30/2018

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

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

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 5k Scholarship – Deadline 03/15/2019

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

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

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

Mark Alvarado Scholarship – Deadline 01/31/2019

Archived Postings

Annual Safe Driving Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/17

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

Michigan Education Association (MEA) Scholarship – Deadline 2/22/18

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

Iflexion Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/17

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

Gaming 2020 Scholarship – Deadline 03/20/2018

Finlandia Foundation National – Deadline 2/01/2018


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.

Applications now being accepted for $20,000 Competitive Art Scholarship