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December 20, 2019

Michigan Tuition Grant Reinstated, Increased by State Legislature

Students across the state of Michigan can finally breathe easier now that the Michigan Tuition Grant has been reinstated. 

Governor Whitmer signed the supplemental state budget on December 20 which included the reinstatement of the Michigan Tuition Grant. Recently, it was being utilized as a political pawn in budget negotiations and the future of it was uncertain leaving students and universities in limbo as to whether key funding would be provided. The Michigan Tuition Grant [...]

December 12, 2019

Giving Tuesday Brings in Over $62,000 for Student Scholarships

Finlandia University is excited to announce it’s 2019 Giving Tuesday. Over 115 donors helped raise $62,403.25 for student scholarships.

“We are beyond thrilled by the generosity of our donors and their continued support of Giving Tuesday,” Director of Marketing and Communications Olivia Myers said. “We set a lofty goal on the day and our donors stepped up to provide our students with scholarships for the next semester.”

The 2019 Giving Tuesday campaign is comparable to FinnU’s 2018 efforts, which raised [...]

MI Tuition Grant
November 21, 2019

Join FinnU in Advocacy Efforts for Michigan Tuition Grant Program

Join FinnU in Advocating for the Continuation of the Michigan Tuition Grant Program What is the Michigan Tuition Grant?

The Michigan Tuition Grant is state-sponsored funding that helps subsidize the cost of private higher education in Michigan. Distributed to students in the form of $2,400 per year, the Michigan Tuition Grant program is available to undergraduate Michigan residents with financial need who plan to attend or are attending independent, degree-granting Michigan post-secondary institutions.

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Giving Tuesday
November 20, 2019

Donors Can Double their Gift for FinnU Student Scholarships on Giving Tuesday

Finlandia University hopes to raise $75,000 for student scholarships on Giving Tuesday which takes place on December 3. Finlandia donors can double their gifts this Giving Tuesday, as the university will again have a matching incentive. Board of Trustees President Julie Badel has agreed to match all donations dollar-for-dollar that are raised, up to $20,000, for the second year in a row.

“We saw last year how much of an impact Julie’s match made and [...]

October 22, 2019

Finlandia Highest Ranked UP School for “Most Affordable Schools in Michigan for a Bachelor’s Degree” Ranking

Finlandia University is celebrating another award, this time for affordability. FinnU was ranked by Affordable Schools as the most affordable school in the Upper Peninsula as part of the Most Affordable Schools in Michigan for a Bachelor’s Degree. Across the entire state, FinnU was ranked 13th out of 20.

“The sticker price is not the final price in private higher education,” Dean of Students Erin Barnett said. “For smaller schools like Finlandia, [...]

Early FAFSA
October 18, 2019

$500 Early FAFSA Scholarship Available for Incoming Students who File by Dec. 1

Finlandia University is offering a $500 Early FAFSA Scholarship for incoming and prospective students who complete and file their FAFSA by December 1, 2019. 

“We are committed to helping students obtain the funding they need to make Finlandia an affordable option, and filing the FAFSA early helps ensure they have access to federal and state aid,” Dean of Students Erin Barnett said. “One of the best kept secrets in private education is that most students [...]

textbook award
July 9, 2019

Application now open for 35 $250 Alumni Association Textbook Awards

Finlandia students who are enrolled for Fall 2019 are encouraged to apply for one of 35 $250 Alumni Association Textbook Awards. The Award, given in the form of a North Wind Books gift certificate, is open to all students who meet the following the criteria:

Enrolled full-time In good academic standing Degree-seeking

The application will be available open until Friday, August 9 at 4:30 p.m. and recipients will be notified by August 16.

The Alumni Association [...]

Giving Day
July 9, 2019

Giving Day Brings in $8,945 for Student Textbooks

In February of 2019, the Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) determined it wanted to give back to current students in a meaningful way. The FAB, led by president Monica Hill (’76), ultimately decided to raise funds to support a Textbook Award, to be given out in the form of a gift certificate to North Wind Books to help offset the rising cost of textbooks. The best way to do this? Set up Finlandia’s first Giving Day.

Giving Days have [...]

Finlandia Giving Day Schedule of Events
June 5, 2019

Finlandia Alumni Board hosting Giving Day to raise money for textbooks

The Finlandia Alumni Board will host a Giving Day to celebrate everything Finlandia University on June 19-20. The day, which will begin on June 19 at 8 am and run until noon on June 20, will feature social media challenges, downloadable games, information on alumni volunteer opportunities, and a fundraiser to raise money for Textbook Awards for students this fall.

“Most of our college memories are full of good times, camaraderie, and those long study hours,” said FAB [...]

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March 16, 2018

Applications now open for 2018-19 Portage Health Foundation Scholarship

The annual Portage Health Foundation Scholarship opportunity for Finlandia University students studying healthcare and coming from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties is now accepting applications.

“Partnerships like this are part of what makes the Copper Country such an incredible place to live, learn and grow up in,” said Sandra Turnquist, Director of Student Financial Services, and herself a graduate of Calumet High School. “We will have at least two open scholarships in this program, which is unique in that [...]