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April 13, 2021

$1000 Visiting Scholarship Deadline Extended

Finlandia University is extending its $1,000 Visiting Scholarship deadline to August 1, 2021. This scholarship is only available to first-time full-time students in good standing at the University entering Fall 2021. To receive this award, visits must be scheduled through the admissions office.

Finlandia is currently offering a virtual and in-person option for campus visits. Both qualify for the $1000 Visiting Scholarship.

For more information or to schedule your tour, please contact the admissions team at 906-487-7274 or complete the “Schedule [...]

March 29, 2021

FAFSA deadline extended to May 1 for MI aid

Students who want to be given priority consideration for state of Michigan financial aid programs now have some extra time to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Commonly known as the “FAFSA,” this application is a critical step when applying for grants, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance. Academic Year 2021-22 FAFSA submissions now received at the federal processor on or before May 1 — rather than the original March [...]

March 25, 2021

Embrace Your Sisu Winners Announced

Emily Nelson’s submission. Nelson won the People’s Choice Award.

Finlandia University is excited to announce the winners of the Embrace Your Sisu Scholarship competition. 14 participants submitted their finished lion coloring page and two winners were selected. The People’s Choice Winner with 2,552 votes was Emily Nelson from Ishpeming, MI, who will be entering Finlandia in the fall of 2021. 

Winning the Critic’s Choice Scholarship is Sullivan Whalen, from Auburn, MI who plans to study Graphic Design and is [...]

February 4, 2021

It’s FAFSA time! Fill yours out before time is up on March 1

Calling all Michigan students, the FAFSA deadline is fast approaching. Don’t forget that all FAFSA’s need to be completed by March 1 in order to get the most out of your financial aid package for the coming year.

Students seeking financial aid must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA application is available from high school guidance offices, the Finlandia University Office of Financial Aid or the FAFSA application can be completed online at fafsa.gov. Federal and state [...]

January 27, 2021

Treasury MI providing Virtual College Financial Aid Nights throughout Feb.

Students and families looking for help paying for college are encouraged to register for a Virtual College Financial Aid Night provided by Treasury’s MI Student Aid team. Sessions will be available every Tuesday and Thursday evening during the month of February from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST.

Participants will be able to gather information on the following financial aid topics:

FAFSA application information Federal financial aid programs State financial aid programs Scholarship searching MiSSG Student Portal Accounts

All sessions are open to the public [...]

December 11, 2020

The best time to visit campus during a pandemic? Right now.

Enrollment officers, Jason Dart and Lauren Huested are ready to show off campus

Enrollment officers, Lauren Huested and Jason Dart, joined Olivia Myers on Finlandia Fridays this week to discuss why now is the best time to schedule a campus visit. In addition, to the $1,000 Visiting Scholarship students can receive for completing an in-person or virtual visit, Dart and Huested highlighted that there’s never been a safer time during the COVID-19 pandemic to [...]

December 3, 2020

Former exchange student, Katariina Piironen, reflects on her FinnU experience

Katariina or “Kata” Piironen was an exchange student during the 2019-20 academic year from Kajaani University of Applied Sciences in Kajaani, Finland. We asked her a few questions about her time at Finlandia and her studies in the International School of Business

Why did you pick Finlandia?

When choosing where to go for exchange I had two main requirements. First, was that I want to go somewhere where I can speak English on a daily basis. Second, [...]

December 1, 2020

Scholarship Spotlight: Shane Voldarski, Criminal Justice Major

Shane Voldarski is a criminal justice major at from Ontonagon, Mich. and recipient of the UP Commitment and Finlandia Merit Scholarships. Below is an interview between Voldarski and Amanda Staege about how scholarships have impacted their experience. 

Tell me a little about yourself and your family. Where did you grow up- what was that experience like? 

I am a first generation college student, and grew up in Ontonagon, about 45 minutes away from Finlandia. My childhood wasn’t the easiest, I [...]

December 1, 2020

Scholarship Spotlight: Jari Juntti, Nursing Major

Jari Juntti is a freshman Nursing major at from Hancock, Mich. Below is a piece written by him about how much Finlandia scholarships have helped him pursue his degree. 

My name is Jari Juntti. I was born in New York and have lived in Florida, Michigan, and Tennessee. Our family moved to Hancock, Mich., the summer before my first grade year. My dad was born and raised in Marquette, and he wanted to come back to the U.P. I attended [...]

October 29, 2020

Student Spotlight: Kevin Danks, International Business Major

Kevin Danks is a transfer student at Finlandia University, majoring in International Business at the International School of Business. Communications work-study, Amanda Staege, recently interviewed him about his decision to transfer to Finlandia and what it’s like studying business at FinnU. 

Where are you from? Where did you graduate from high school?

I moved from the Lower Peninsula two years ago, from a city called Ludington. I’m originally from a city [...]

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