Financial Aid

Donor Funded Scholarships & Grants

Did you know your Alma Awards are funded by donors? More than 300 endowed scholarships have been created through the generosity of alumni and friends of Alma College! 


Introducing our new site that allows you, the student, to keep track of your Alma Awards and who funds them! Our new site is called Academic Works! Learn more about this site and what it has to offer below! 
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Accepting Your Awards

Please log into Academic Works to finalize your awards! Finalizing your Alma Aid will allow you to learn more about your donors and for your donors to learn more about you! Upon acceptance you will be asked to complete a quick questionnaire and provide a picture. This information will be shared with our donors to show our appreciation for their gifts.

Finalize and Claim Your Scholarship Today! 

Thanking Your Donors

Don’t forget to provide a thank you note while you are logged in.  This is one of the best ways you can recognize the generous gifts our donors make to help fund your education here at Alma College.


Your awards will renew annually if all criteria are met so we will again need you to accept your award(s) and also complete the questionnaire and thank you note.  Please watch your Alma e-mail for these notices.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

When you login there is also a scholarship application available for you to complete.  We highly encourage you to complete this annually as our office uses it to determine eligibility for outside scholarships we receive specifically designated for Alma College students.

  • This site also contains any outside scholarship opportunities we have been provided.
  • A great time of year to complete the application would be when you fill out your FAFSA form between October 1st and March 1st.

The Power of Plaid

 Did Alma make a positive difference in your life, or the life of someone you love? Pay It Forward