Updated December 6, 2022
Finlandia University alumni and friends have donated over $50,000 toward student scholarships during FinnU’s sixth annual Giving Tuesday fundraiser, and donations are still coming in! So far, the total raised is $55,856, including an anonymous contribution of $10,000 kicking off the event.
Thank you to all who supported student scholarships this Giving Tuesday season!
The Rise Together Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that, when combined with federal and state scholarships and grants, covers a student’s entire tuition costs and aligns with Finlandia’s mission of providing affordable higher education to all. The Rise Together Scholarship can be applied to the first two years of study at Finlandia. After the completion of 56 credit hours and/or an associate’s degree, students can easily transfer into a bachelor’s degree program and become eligible for the Yooper or Sisu Finnish Strong Transfer Scholarship, which can be renewed on an annual basis.
With our all-new scholarship calculator, streamlined scholarship packages, a plethora of scholarship add-ons and a financial aid team that goes above and beyond to help each student, Finlandia strives to make higher education affordable for all.
At Finlandia University, our vision is to advance expansive learning that best prepares graduates for the 21st-century workplace and world. We believe students excel and thrive when learning in an environment that deliberately engages them as whole human beings — mind, heart and body — that advances expansive learning, and fosters enduring positive change in how they think, act and feel in matters of the self, others and the wider world. Finlandia’s vision for expansive learning is served by our commitments to deliver human-centered higher education that is relationship-driven, holistic and transformative.
With your help, we can ensure the fulfillment of Finlandia University’s mission, together.
Transfer students come with certain benefits to our school: They’re usually extremely academically prepared, they’re motivated to make things happen, and they graduate at higher rates. Because of that, we’ve worked hard to remove as many barriers as we possibly can, and one of those is a scholarship that the vast majority of our transfer students will be eligible for.
Scholarship add-on opportunities combine with a student’s base scholarship package to make a high-quality education in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula even more affordable, including:
In contrast to the total payout policy used for annual funds, endowed funds limit spending to a portion of the investment return. Therefore, the principal (your gift) can be invested in longer-term, higher-yielding assets with the objective of providing growth and a hedge against inflation.
At Finlandia University:
“As a first-generation student, I grabbed every scholarship I could! But now I see how every dollar matters, and how each donor affects a student’s life. A donor’s generosity comes from such a pure place to help a student in the most confusing time of their life. There aren’t enough words of gratitude for the donors who participated in my journey without knowing me, but I thank you and you have changed my life.”
– Kailee Laplander, B.A. Liberal Studies, Class of 2012
Executive Assistant to the President & Advancement at Finlandia University
January 10, 2023
University relaxes requirements, extends deadline and opens Rise Together Scholarship to bachelor degree-seeking students
Finlandia University will build on its boldest expression of affordability by easing eligibility requirements for the Rise Together Free Full Tuition Scholarship.
Now applicable to all four years of tuition at Finlandia, the Rise Together Scholarship will allow bachelor’s degree-seeking students with a minimum GPA of 2.25 to apply. Other significant changes include a May 1 deadline extension for filing the FAFSA and the removal of the Tuition […] Read More
January 04, 2023
Finlandia announces scholarship overhaul ahead of spring 2023 semester
Finlandia University will build on its commitment to providing affordable higher education by awarding newly introduced scholarship packages to incoming spring 2023 students. Taking steps to simplify the cost of attendance further, Finlandia’s new Scholarship Calculator acts as a fast and easy-to-use tool for all.
Within two to six questions, the calculator provides students with the minimum scholarship amount they will receive from Finlandia University. Minimum scholarships are then stackable […] Read More
December 05, 2022
Finlandia University alumni and friends donated over $50,000 toward student scholarships during FinnU’s sixth annual Giving Tuesday fundraiser in November. The official total raised was $52,356, including an anonymous contribution of $10,000 kicking off the event.
Finlandia President Tim Pinnow praised the efforts of those who supported the cause, which has become an important FinnU tradition as 100 percent of full-time domestic students currently receive financial aid.
“This incredible response to the Giving Tuesday event will help Finlandia continue to focus on […] Read More