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Davenport will be with you every step of the way to help finance your education.

Davenport awards more than $15 million in institutional and Foundation scholarships each year. In fact, more than 95% of our students receive financial aid. Once accepted, all applications are automatically reviewed for scholarship eligibility. Apply early for the best scholarship opportunities. You must complete your free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible to be eligible for a scholarship and to maximize your financial aid availability.

Note: Most Davenport scholarships are disbursed toward tuition, fees and books after all federal and state aid (excluding student loans) has been applied. External scholarships can be used to cover other University costs such as books or on-campus room and board. The scholarship payment process will not result in a refund to the student.  Students can receive scholarships for a maximum of four academic years.  For undergraduates, once a bachelor's degree is earned, the scholarship will not renew even if the four-year limit has not been reached.

Incoming freshman scholarships | incoming transfer student scholarships | incoming graduate student scholarships

Academic Year Awards

Awards are based on high school or college GPA. ACT or SAT scores are also required to determine eligibility for incoming freshman and transfer students.

Undergraduate Students

Name of Scholarship

Award

Qualifications

Requirements

Renewal Requirements

Gerald R. Ford Memorial Scholarship

Full Tuition

3.75 GPA and 1430 SAT or 31 ACT

Essay Requirements

3.60 GPA

Martin Luther King Inherit the Dream Scholarship

Up To Full Tuition

2.0 GPA

Apply (must be an enrolled student)

Maintain Standards of Academic Progress

Si Se Puede Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship

Up To Full Tuition

2.0 GPA

Apply (must be an enrolled student)

Maintain Standards of Academic Progress


Davenport's commitment to helping students fund their education also includes the scholarships listed below. These scholarships are awarded automatically based on the student's application and required qualifications. 

Note: These are available for new students enrolling in the 2020-2021 academic year.  If you are a student enrolling in the 2019-2020 academic year please see contact your Admissions Representative for scholarship offerings. 

Incoming freshman

Name of Scholarship Award Qualifications Requirements Renewal Requirements
University President $10,000/yr Max 

$10,000

Per semester:  Full-time $5,000, 3/4 time $3,750, half-time $2,500

3.90+ GPA or

1400 SAT & 3.5 GPA or

30 ACT & 3.5 GPA

Limited to only five (5) recent high school graduates per academic year

Apply for scholarship

Maintain Standards of Academic Progress
Excellence $8,000/yr Max

$8,000

Per semester:  Full-time $4,000, 3/4 time $3,000, half-time $2,000

3.50+ GPA or

3.0 GPA with 1140 SAT or 3.0 with 23 ACT or

BPA, DECA, HOSA, or Skills USA national top 10 finisher + 3.00 overall GPA

Recent high school graduate Maintain Standards of Academic Progress
Achievement $6,500/yr Max

$6,500

Per semester:  Full-time $3,250, 3/4 time $2,438, half-time $1,625

3.0 to 3.4999 GPA or

2.5 GPA with 1070 SAT or

2.5 with 21 ACT or

BPA, DECA, HOSA, or Skills USA state competition participant + 2.5 overall GPA

Recent high school graduate Maintain Standards of Academic Progress
Signature $5,000/yr Max

$5,000 

Per semester:  Full-time $2,500, 3/4 time $1,875, half-time $1,250

Admitted but with an overall GPA less than 3.0

Recent high school graduate Maintain Standards of Academic Progress

Incoming transfer student

Name of Scholarship Award Qualifications Requirements Renewal Requirements
Titanium $6,000/yr Max

$6,000

Per semester:  Full-time $3,000, 3/4 time $2,250, no other enrollment yields an award 

3.75 GPA or

BPA, DECA, HOSA, or Skills USA national top 10 finisher + 3.00 overall GPA

New transfer undergraduate student Maintain Standards of Academic Progress
Transfer Student Grant

20% discount off tuition

Be admitted to Davenport as a transfer student AND do not qualify for the Titanium scholarship or a tuition grant New transfer undergraduate student Maintain Standards of Academic Progress

Adult student (no prior college experience)

Name of Scholarship Award Qualifications Requirements Renewal Requirements
Titanium
$6,000/yr Max 

$6,000

3.75+ High School GPA or

3.0+ GPA with a 28 ACT or 1320 SAT

New adult student Maintain Standards of Academic Progress
Platinum
$4,000/yr Max

$4,000

3.5+ High School GPA or

3.0+ GPA with a 23 ACT or 1140 SAT

New adult student Maintain Standards of Academic Progress
Gold
$3,000/yr Max

$3,000

3.2+ High School GPA or

3.0+ GPA with a 21 ACT or 1070 SAT

New adult student Maintain Standards of Academic Progress

Silver
$2,000/yr Max

$2,000 

 

2.8+ High School GPA or

2.0+ GPA with a 21 ACT or 1070 SAT or

Qualifying test score (Accuplacer) or

GED of 530+

New adult student Maintain Standards of Academic Progress

Partner Tuition Grants

Varies based on the partnership agreement

 

Partner employee

New adult student Varies

Foundation Scholarship

Varies based on individual scholarship criteria and availability of funds.

 

Varies

New adult student Varies. Scholarships funded by private donations to the Davenport University Foundation

Graduate Students

Name of Scholarship Award Qualifications Requirements Renewal Requirements
Medallion $2,000/yr Max

$2,000

Per semester:  Full-time $1,000, half-time $500

3.8 GPA New Graduate student 3.50 GPA
Scholars $1,500/yr Max

$1,500

Per semester:  Full-time $750, half-time $375

3.5 GPA New Graduate student 3.20 GPA
Graduate $1,000/yr Max

$1,000

Per semester:  Full-time $500, half-time $250

3.0 GPA New Graduate student

3.00 GPA

Partner Tuition Grants

Varies based on the partnership agreement

Partner employee New Graduate student Varies

Davenport Foundation Scholarships

Generous Donors Support Your DU Success

Davenport University awards scholarships funded by private donations to the Davenport University Foundation. These scholarships are awarded based on campus location you attend and/or special requirements established by the donors.

 

You are invited to apply, and we hope you will. Once you've submitted the application and you meet the criteria, you will be considered for our Davenport University Foundation scholarships. If you are selected to receive one of our Davenport University Foundation awards, we will notify you! 

Instructions

Read each question carefully and complete all areas of the application. 

  • Complete the FAFSA if you have not yet done so. Data from the FAFSA is used in the awarding process for various scholarships.
  • Applications will be accepted throughout the academic year; however, scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students enrolled half-time or more. Continuing students must have a minimum CGPA of 2.8. Primary consideration will be given to earliest applicants meeting the scholarship criteria.
  • Submit your Online Foundation Application.
  • Completing this application does not guarantee scholarship funds.
  • Some of the Foundation Scholarships require essays. To see the essay requirements and how to apply click here.

FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Community Foundation Scholarships

Nearly every county in the State of Michigan has a community foundation that provides scholarships to students.  Davenport encourages students to research their local community foundation and learn how to apply for these scholarships.

Community Foundation Scholarships

Other Scholarship Options

There are many scholarship search engines available for students to use. These search engines can pinpoint scholarships based on your particular major, interests, where you live and other demographics. The links provided are some of the most popular and useful search engines.

Quick Links

Helpful hints for online searches:

  • Do not pay for a scholarship search. The search options Davenport lists are free searches; however, we encourage students and parents to read carefully all the information.
  • Do not pay to apply for a scholarship. Do not pay for any kind of "processing" fee. Scholarships offered from legitimate sources do not require any fees.
  • Set up a separate email account through yahoo, google, hotmail or some other service. Use this separate email just for your scholarship searches. Some scholarship searches do send out advertisements, and using an email account separate from your personal account will better protect your personal account from unwanted emails.
  • Research scholarships beyond just what the search engines provide.
  • Be very careful about providing confidential information. You should never have to submit your social security number or anything similar to that. If in doubt, contact your Davenport financial aid counselor.

Understanding Your Scholarship

Davenport University provides institutional funding for student scholarships based on several factors that include but are not limited to the following: merit, financial need and/or other published scholarship criteria.

Keeping Your Scholarship

ALL SCHOLARSHIPS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
  • Student must file a FAFSA (excluding international students).
  • Student must meet specific criteria and deadline dates as required for each scholarship. Scholarships have limited funds; therefore, early application to the university is encouraged. 
  • Student must provide the University with all requested information before the scholarship can be awarded.
  • Scholarships are awarded for the current semester going forward. We do not retroactively award scholarships.
  • Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Student must demonstrate the academic excellence goals of Davenport University by meeting minimum CGPA as specified by the criteria of the scholarships.
  • Student who fails to meet a required CGPA to maintain a scholarship, but meets the requirements of a different scholarship, will receive that new scholarship. Student who has extenuating circumstances can appeal to the Financial Aid Office. 
  • Student must be enrolled in classes at least half-time (minimum of 6 credit hours) except for the Study Abroad Scholarships.
  • The award year for scholarships is defined as fall and winter semesters. Any unused funds for the award year may be used spring/summer (not to exceed the per semester maximum). 
  • Student must begin using the scholarship within the award year of selection.
  • Student can receive only one DU institutional scholarship within the award year. If a student qualifies for multiple scholarships, the student will receive the most beneficial scholarship.
  • Students who are eligible for both a DU institutional scholarship and a tuition discount due to a Davenport partnership agreement will receive the more beneficial program.
  • Scholarships will cover up to tuition, fees and books after all federal and state aid (excluding student loans and work study) has been applied. External scholarships (Ex: Rotary Clubs, churches, etc.) can be used to cover other University costs such as books or room and board, but will not result in a refund to the student.