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

Michigan Communities: Scholarships have been established in several
Michigan school districts. Scholarship amounts vary by location. Please
contact your admissions representative to see if you may be eligible.

Chicago-Area Scholarship: $3,000 annually. Supported by Alma College
alumni and friends in the Chicago area and 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 you to read The Buffalo Creek Disaster by Gerald M. Stern and answer an essay question. We will send you a free copy of the book upon request.

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 
Interview based scholarships for students with an interest in business. It is a one year award. Scholarships range from $1,000-$5,000 awarded to approximately 6-7 incoming students. Accepted students can register for the interview based event 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 2015 spring term. Click here for the application.