Scholarship Opportunities at Finlandia University

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. All scholarships amount are per academic year. 

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. All scholarships amount are per academic year. 

Finnish Strong Transfer Scholarship – $10,000

New incoming transfer students with at least a 2.0 grade point average are eligible for this. Learn more at finlandia.edu/transfer.

U.P. Commitment Grant  – $4,000

All new incoming students who graduated from a U.P. high school with at least a 2.25 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 2.25 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 continuous 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 2.25 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 2.25 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

$20,000 Brule Scholarship for Art & Design Students – Deadline 04/26/2019

Virginia Fund Scholarship

Outside SCHOLARSHIP Opportunities FOR FINLANDIA STUDENTS

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

$1000 GlobalVision Packaging, Print and Graphic Design Scholarship – Deadline 6/1/2019

$1,000 A Place For Mom’s Senior Wisdom Video Scholarship – No Deadline

24×7 Doctors Answering Service “Guaranteed Winner” Scholarship – Deadline June 1, 2019

$5,000 Emergency Dentists USA 4th Annual $5000 Video Scholarship – Deadline July 1, 2019

$500 1776 Senior Care Scholarship – Deadline June 17, 2019

$1,000 Food Stamps Now Stop Hunger Scholarship – Deadline August 1st, annually

$1,500 Hemp For a Sustainable Future Scholarship – Deadline 5/31/19

$2,500 Gist Marketing Scholarship – Deadline July 3, 2019

$1,500 Scholarship Available at NYDNRehab – Deadline 7/20/19

$500 TheAppLabb Annual Scholarship 2018-19 – Deadline 8/31/19

$2500 Bonsai Finance Entrepreneur Scholarship – Deadline 6/30/19

$1,500 Hemp For a Sustainable Future Scholarship – Deadline 5/31/19

$3,000 Youth Forward Scholarship – Deadlines vary

$1,000 Micklin Law Group Scholarship – Deadline 7/1/19

$1,000 Teachinguide Scholarship – Deadline 8/1/2019

$1,000 Smartphone Overuse Awareness Scholarship – Deadline 12/15/19

$1,850 Helen S. Blair Memorial Scholarship

$2,500 Innovation in Renewable Energy Development Scholarship – Deadline 12/15/19

$2,500 Innovation in Renewable Energy Development Scholarship – Deadline 12/1/19

$1,000 Gatekeeper Scholarship – Deadline 8/1/2019

$1,000 Music Lovers Scholarship – Deadline 4/1/20

$1,000 HealthWholeness Scholarship – Deadline 12/1/19

$1,000 KompareIt Higher Education Scholarship – Deadline 9/15/19

$1,000 Autoinsurance.org’s Phone Use and Driving Award – Deadline 9/15/19

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.