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.

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

Denise Vandeville
(906) 487-7379

To compete for this scholarship you must have a completed admission application on file and be accepted to Finlandia University by May 1, 2017. This scholarship is only for new incoming students looking to start during the fall 2017 semester. This application is for entry to the scholarship competition only. The winner will be announced following Portfolio Review Day on Saturday, May 6, 2017, and must be present to win. Learn more on the January 31 announcement or the Finlandia Fridays episode announcing the scholarship. Applications are due May 1.

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Summer Bridge Program Peer Mentors

The Summer Bridge Program is a seven-week program that introduces incoming freshmen to Finlandia University. It is an academically based enrichment program designed to prepare students for college coursework. Peer mentors are selected to support, nurture, and guide Summer Bridge participants throughout the tenure of the seven-week program. They provide structured one-on-one attention, encouragement, advice, tutoring and academic support. Peer mentors will work to provide a welcoming environment that is conducive to students needs and supports student success. Peer Mentors provide an example to the students through actions in and outside the classroom. The Summer Bridge Peer Mentor position is a live-in position, compensated with room and board and a $125 weekly stipend. Peer Mentors will work approximately 30 hours a week.


Archived Finlandia Scholarship Postings

2017-18 Servant Leadership House

CCSA Storyteller Scholarship 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

Summer Bridge Program Peer Mentors

Portage Health Foundation 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

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

Varsity Tutors Monthly College Scholarship Contest

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fittous Scholarship – Deadline 7/31/17

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

Hooked to Books Scholarship – Deadline 12/20/17

Annual Safe Driving Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/17

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

Runnerclick Academic Scholarship – Deadline 4/30/17

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

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

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

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

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

$750 NYDNRehab Scholarship – Deadline 7/21/2017

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

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

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

Creative Diagnostics Science Scholarship – Deadline 6/16/17

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

Sumo Gardener Scholarship – Deadline 11/30/17

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

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

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

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

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

Power Drill Guru Scholarship – Deadline 10/30/17

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

Iflexion Scholarship – Deadline 12/31/17

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

Island View Business Scholarship – Deadline 7/1/17

Meldon Law College Scholarship – Deadline 1/20/18

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

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

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

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

Archived Postings

Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship- Seniors Helping Seniors! – Deadline 3/31/17

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

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

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

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

Finlandia Foundation National scholarships – Deadline 2/1/2017

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

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

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

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


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.