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. Many of these are only awarded to incoming freshman and transfer students. Most of these awards are renewable in future years if all scholarship, award, or grant requirements are still being met. Follow the links that are provided for more information.

Entering Freshmen Only - Renewed Annually For Those Who Qualify

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. Deadline to be eligible is February 1, 2017.

Please note, parental referrals of their own student cannot qualify for the Referral Award. However, students with qualifying alumni legacy connections will qualify for the Alumni Award. If you have any questions regarding the Referral Scholarship, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-321-ALMA. 

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.

Chicago Area Scholarship
Chicago-Area Scholarship: Supported by alumni and friends and available to students from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties in Illinois. This competitive award is based on GPA and ACT. $3,000 annually.

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.

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

Community College Connection Scholarship
$1,000/year. For transfer students from select community colleges are eligible.

S-STEM Scholarship
Alma College and the National Science Foundation will now offer 10 scholarships to incoming students. The awards, of up to $5,000 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. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2017.

Entering Freshmen Only - Not Renewable

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

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. Interviews can be arranged until the February 10th deadline on a Scholars Summit or at a Business Interview Day.  

All Students - Not Renewable

Spring Term Grant   (Available to ALL Students)
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 2017 spring term.  Application Deadline October 13, 2016.