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.

Alumni Award
$1,000/year. For dependents, siblings or grandchildren of Alma College alumni. Please indicate alumni connections on the application for admission.

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

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.

FAFSA Filing Award
$500/year. For students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and visit campus by March 1.

Christian Leadership Award
$1,000/year. Students of any Christian denomination with leadership experience may apply by February 1.

Religious Leadership Award
$1,000/year. Students of any religious denomination with leadership experience may apply by February 1.

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 www.pcusa.org> 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.

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