Admissions & Aid

Outside Scholarships

While Alma offers many great scholarship opportunities, there are a lot of other scholarships out there. To save you some time, we’ve compiled some great outside scholarships that we hope you take advantage of!

Incoming Freshmen
Current Students
Upperclassmen

 

 

ATTENTION: New 2016 - 2017 Scholarships!

Each year the College receives a small number of outside scholarships designated for Alma College students. Most of these have specific criteria such as a minimum GPA, residence in a certain state or county and also financial need. These are just a few of the common requirements, there may be others depending on the scholarship. We encourage you to apply in order to be considered for one of these scholarships.

Scholarship Application
Lester C. Tiscornia Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: 06/10/16)

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Michigan Resident
  • Full-time Undergraduate Student
  • Good Academic Standing (Minimum 2.7 GPA) 
JSJ Corporation Scholarship (Deadline: 06/10/16)

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Residents of Ottawa, Muskegon, Oceana, or Kent County
  • Full-time Undergraduate Student
  • Good Academic Standing (Minimum 2.7 GPA)
Charles DeVlieg Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: 06/10/16)

Amount of Scholarship: $1,250

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled Full-time in Pre-Engineering Program
  • Good Academic Standing (Minimum 2.7 GPA)
DeRoy Testamentary Foundation Scholarship (Deadline: 06/10/16)

Amount of Scholarship: $2,500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Demonstrate Financial Need (as determined by the FAFSA)
  • Must be Sophomore, Junior or Senior Class Standing
  • Full-time Undergraduate Student
  • Good Academic Standing (Minimum 2.7 GPA)

 
Looking for Outside Scholarships? Tips for Getting Started

  • Look locally first.

  • Check to see if your county has a Community Foundation that offers scholarships.

  • Check with your church or place of worship;

    • There may be local, regional or national scholarships through your denomination.

  • Check with local Rotary, Lions, Eagles and Elks clubs.

  • Check with your parents; do their employers offer scholarships?

  • Pay Attention to Deadlines;

    • Find promising scholarships with expired deadlines? Make a list so you can apply when they open again.


In addition to the specific scholarships listed, we have also compiled a list of websites that may provide additional scholarship resources.