Davenport University corporate partner tuition grants

Davenport University has dedicated over 150 years to designing degree programs that prepare students to be successful employees. Today, we continue these efforts through our 80+ degree and certificate programs that establish the skills and real-world experience employers desire.

We are passionate about helping people advance in their careers through affordable, accessible, career-focused education. To support this vision, Davenport partners with top employers to offer corporate scholarships to partner organization employees and their family members. These corporate partnerships allow us to offer students a variety of benefits, including financial aid in the form of tuition grants.

Davenport’s corporate partners include many top businesses and organizations. Examples include the state of Michigan, Meijer, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Steelcase, DTE Energy, Corewell Health, BIGGBY and many more! Scholarships may be offered to employees, members or family members. Scroll the list below to see if you are eligible for a corporate partner tuition grant.  

Who is eligible for corporate partner tuition grants?

Davenport offers varying levels of partnership to businesses and organizations. Employees, members and family members of employees/members qualify based on their affiliation with the partner organizations and the level of partnership. Not all levels offer tuition grants to family members.

Tuition grants are available to new Davenport students. A new student is defined as:

  • Students who have never attended any institution of higher education
  • Students newly entering a graduate program at Davenport
  • Students new to Davenport who have attended other institutions of higher education
  • Students who have attended Davenport as dual-enrolled, middle college, IPEX, or success academy students who are now being admitted as regular students
  • Students who have previously attended Davenport but have not taken for-credit courses within the prior 24 months  

How can I apply for a Davenport partnership tuition grant? 

Step 1 | Apply to Davenport University

  • You may apply to Davenport with no application fee. Once you submit your application, you will receive communications via email detailing next steps.

Step 2 | Complete additional partnership tuition grant forms

  • Following acceptance into Davenport University, you will receive email communications to assist with creating a student account. Once complete, you can log in to the Student Connection portal where you’ll have access to the Partnership Discount Application. In the area near the bottom of the page, select your start term, input your email address and indicate whether you are applying as a spouse/family member. Click submit. 

Step 3 | Upon submission of the Partnership Discount Application, you will receive an email to which you can reply and attach proof of employment/membership. 

Proof of employment:

This can be supplied in the form of the most recent paystub, employee ID/badge (if it displays dates or information confirming current employment), or a letter from your/your parent’s/your spouse’s supervisor or human resources department. Ultimately, proof of employment is any documentation that definitively confirms your/your parent’s/your spouse’s current employment with an organization. 

Proof of membership: 

Proof of membership is a recent letter from the organization of which you/your parent/your spouse is a member, confirming current membership.

If you are a dependent, please also complete and attach the Dependency Verification Form

Have questions? 

If you have any questions about the corporate partner tuition grant, please contact the student financial services office at financialservices@davenport.edu or 1.866.774.0004

If your employer or an organization with which you are a member wishes to establish a partnership with Davenport University, please have your human resources department contact Davenport at ipex@davenport.edu.

Current Davenport University partners