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February 8, 2021

Volunteer with the Great Bear Chase this March

The UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon is looking for volunteers to assist with its annual event. The Great Bear Chase includes three distances, with separate races and starts for classic and freestyle: 50k, 25k, and 10k. The Great Bear Chase also includes a 50km skiathlon (25km classic and 25km freestyle). Races are held at the Swedetown ski trails in Calumet, Michigan, which receives more than 230 inches of snow each year. A Virtual GBC has [...]

Gina Gelichi
November 25, 2020

Giving Tuesday: Staff reflect on how scholarships help students succeed

Perhaps no one sees how important scholarships are for students more than university staff members. For Giving Tuesday, several Finlandia University staff members shared some of their favorite experiences and success stories regarding student scholarships.

Gina Geliche (’19, Fiber & Fashion Design) – Enrollment Officer

Geliche during her time as a student at FinnU.

I work with various types of students, but transfer students are some of my favorites because I was a transfer student myself. The Finnish [...]

December 5, 2017

Student Reminder: How to renew your Service Scholarship

Students who were awarded the new Service Scholarship for the fall 2017 semester may renew it for the spring 2018 semester as long as they have completed and reported their eight service hours by December 15, 2017.

To report hours, simply fill out the Service Hours Form.

If you’re not at your eight hours, there’s still time to get there! Some ways to get the service hours: walk dogs at the Copper Country Humane Society, ring the [...]

February 17, 2017

Finlandia introduces $4,000 U.P. Commitment Grant and frozen tuition for 2017-18

Efforts are first step of comprehensive redesign of financial aid practices

Finlandia University has introduced a new $4,000 grant for students who graduated from an Upper Peninsula high school, and announced it is maintaining current rates for tuition and room and board for the upcoming year.

“Finlandia has a strong record of controlling price increases over the long-term and maximizing financial aid to prospective students,” President Philip Johnson  said. “We can do more, however, especially for our neighboring communities in [...]

February 17, 2017

Sandra Turnquist provides advice on how to best navigate Financial Aid

On this installment of Finlandia Fridays Director of Student Financial Services Sandra Turnquist speaks all things financial aid. Turnquist outlines a two new financial aid opportunities to Finlandia students, the U.P. Commitment Grant and Service Scholarship. She also touches on Finlandia’s frozen tuition for the upcoming year. Outside of the announcement, Turnquist highlights that the priority deadline that is quickly approaching. Michigan recommends that all financial aid forms be submitted by March 1, so that all possible financial aid options are still [...]

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