Admissions & Aid

Other Alma Scholarships

In addition to your merit award and possible performance scholarships, we encourage you to explore other scholarships that fit your interests. 

Please note that some of these scholarships are automatically awarded based on set criteria, while others require an application and have a deadline. Follow the links that are provided for more information.

Legacy/Referral Award

For dependents, siblings or grandchildren of Alma College alumni, or for students referred by an alumnus, faculty, staff member, current student, parent or friend of the college. $1,000 annually.

Opportunity Award
$2,000/year. For members of underrepresented groups. Students are automatically considered for the award upon acceptance.

Highland Award
$2,000/year. For non-Michigan residents. Students are automatically considered for the award upon acceptance.

Religious Leadership Award

$1,000/year. Students of any religious denomination with leadership experience may apply by a new deadline of February 15.

Chicago Area Scholarship

Chicago-Area Scholarship: $3,000 annually. Supported by alumni and friends available to students from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties in Illinois. Students are
considered eligible upon acceptance to Alma.

National Presbyterian Scholarship
Up to $1,400/year. Award based on membership in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), academic record and financial need. Applications are available at and must be submitted by March 1.

Pre-Law Scholarship
Up to $2,000/year. Students planning careers in law may apply by February 1. This application requires applicatns to submit two essays to one question in the application to see how well applicants can use evidence and logic to make arguments.

Upward Bound Scholarship
$2,000/year. For students with at least three years of participation in Upward Bound or Upward Bound Math-Science programs. Applicants must provide a letter from program director confirming involvement by March 1.

Alpha Xi Delta Scholarship
$750 non-renewable scholarship for an incoming Alma College Student who has been impacted by Autism.

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship
$2,000/year. For transfer students who have been selected as Phi Theta Kappa scholars at their community college.

Herbert H Lueth Business Scholarship 
$1,000-$5,000 interview-based scholarship for students with an interest in Business. It is a one-year award. Deadline is February 15 and accepted students can register for the interview here.  

S-STEM Scholarship

Alma College and the National Science Foundation will now offer a limited number of scholarships to incoming students. The awards, of $7,000 per year, are available for students majoring in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Majors eligible for the scholarship include Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Integrative Physiology and Health Science, Mathematics and Physics.

Spring Term Grant
The Alma College spring term grant program was established to assist students who have financial need with spring term expenses.  The college offers $500 travel grants for students going overseas (across water) for a spring term class.  Up to fifty grants will be awarded from this program for attendance in a 2016 spring term. Click here for the application.