On Thursday, March 2, Finlandia University’s Board of Trustees announced that Finlandia will not enroll students for the 2023-2024 academic year. The decision follows months of continuous efforts to find pathways for the University to continue its mission.
“I am deeply saddened to announce that due to a combination of demographic changes, with fewer high school graduates available, a steep decrease in interest in going to college among those graduates, and an unbearable debt load, Finlandia’s Board of Trustees met and [...]
Nursing program students entering into their junior and senior year are invited to apply
Applications are now being accepted for the Ryan Bessolo, MSN, RN, CMSRN Memorial Endowed Scholarship. The application deadline for the scholarship is Monday, March 13, 2023.
Nursing students heading into their junior or senior year with a GPA of 3.25 GPA or higher may be eligible for the scholarship. Qualified applicants must be continuing their nursing studies at Finlandia University the following year.
The Academic Achievement Committee, in coordination [...]
Created by his parents, Laurel and Michael Bessolo, and sister, Amy Kemppainen, Finlandia University alumnus and former nursing clinical instructor Ryan Bessolo (’11) will be remembered for years to come through the formation of an endowed scholarship in his name.
Bessolo, a Calumet High School graduate, chose to continue his education at Finlandia University and attained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 2011. He was known for his driven nature, [...]
Nursing students heading into their junior or senior year invited to apply
Nursing students heading into their junior or senior year with a GPA between 3.00 to 3.49 may be eligible for the Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing. The application deadline for the scholarship is Monday, March 13, 2023.
The number of scholarships and money awarded will depend on the quantity and quality of the applications. Students who want to be considered for renewal must file a new application each year and [...]
Dr. Fredi de Yampert will represent Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga Counties on the Superior Health Foundation’s board of directors. De Yampert currently serves as VP of Academic Affairs and dean of the College of Health Sciences at Finlandia University.
“I look forward to being part of the great work of the Foundation. Being that the UP is rather remote, our healthcare needs are specific to our region,” de Yampert said. “As a nurse, I strongly believe access to adequate, [...]
This Saturday, Finlandia University’s Student PTA Club is hosting Yoga by Donation, an annual event to benefit Omega House. Find your inner chi, challenge your focus, and enjoy meditative and stretching techniques taught by Danielle Foertsch Newman, an instructor from
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 [...]
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 [...]
If you’re wondering what the Michigan Achievement Scholarship means for high school graduates looking to attend Finlandia University next fall, we’ve got you covered.
By the Numbers
80 percent of students who attend an independent college or university in Michigan qualify.
Students can qualify for up to an additional $20,000 over the course of their college education at an independent college or university, such as Finlandia University.
Add in the current tuition grant and students can receive up to $35,000 over the course of [...]
In last week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, Dean of Enrollment Anthony Schwass joined the show to discuss FinnU’s all-new Scholarship Calculator. In part two of this featured series, Schwass dives deep into the new scholarship packages offered at Finlandia and what they will provide incoming students.
“It is simply streamlined now. No longer are scholarships not stackable with each other, if you qualify for a scholarship, you get it, along with all of your other scholarships. Plain and simple,” Schwass [...]