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GIVING

Scholarship Giving

Student Scholarships

Finlandia has three main types of scholarships; need- based, annual and endowed. Needs-based scholarships and annual scholarships are paid out using the Finlandia Fund. Endowed scholarships are created for a specific designation or type of student and paid out over a lifetime.

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NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Rise Together Scholarship

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 associates 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.

Students must meet all criteria to be eligible for the Rise Together Scholarship. This scholarship is renewable, but students are not eligible to receive additional institutional scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements include; being a Mighigan resident, must file FAFSA by March 1, First year, full-time enrollment in an associates degree program, Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) eligible, Pell eligible, Michigan Tuition Grant eligible, 2.25 cumulative high school GPA and must maintain a 2.25 GPA at FinnU.

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ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Our scholarship packages are offered based on GPA and where you’re from. It’s really that simple!

TRADITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Platina (Platinum) Packages – 3.5 GPA or Higher
  • Kulta (Gold) Packages – 3.25 – 3.49 GPA
  • Hopea (Silver) Packages – 3.0 – 3.24 GPA
  • Pronssi (Bronze) Packages – 2.00 – 2.99 GPA

FINNISH STRONG TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP

All students transferring into Finlandia with a 2.0 GPA or higher and a minimum of 6 college credits are eligible for one of our Finnish Strong Transfer Scholarships. (Dual Enrollment credits must be from Finlandia University)

  • Yooper Finnish Strong Transfer Scholarship – $12,000
  • Northern Neighbors Finnish Strong Transfer Scholarship – $12,000
  • Sisu Finnish Strong Transfer Scholarship – $11,000

AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP

$1,500 based on academic record and on-campus housing this scholarship is awarded to the first student from each state to enroll at Finlandia.

$1,000 FAMILY / LEGACY

All students whose grandparents, parents, and/or siblings have graduated from or are currently attending (full-time) Finlandia University are eligible to receive a $1,000 renewable scholarship.

$1,000 HOUSING GRANT

All non-transfer students living on campus are eligible for a $1,000 renewable housing grant.

$1,000 EARLY COMMITMENT

The first 50 students to commit to Finlandia University for the Fall 2023 term will be eligible to receive a one-year, non-renewable $1,000 scholarship.

$1,000 NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBAL SCHOLARSHIP

The first 10 Native American tribe members to commit to Finlandia University for the Fall 2023 term will be eligible to receive a one-year, non-renewable $1,000 scholarship. Proof of tribal membership will be required.

$1,000 CHURCH MATCHING SCHOLARSHIP

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

$1,000 RIKU MASCOT SCHOLARSHIP

Do you have school spirit? The Riku Scholarship may be the perfect opportunity for you! Available to all Finlandia students who meet the scholarship’s requirements, the Riku Scholarship will offer up to $1,000 for each semester the scholarship is available. See details below. To apply, shoot us an email at communications@finlandia.edu and share your interest!

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

If you’re interested in setting up an endowed scholarship, please contact Kailee Laplander.

Faculty and Staff

Kailee Laplander

Executive Assistant to the President & Advancement Office

kailee.laplander@finlandia.edu