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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.

2018-19 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

Application Requirements

Maintain Standards of Academic Progress

Si Se Puede Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship

Up To Full Tuition

2.0 GPA

Application Requirements

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. 

Name of Scholarship Award Qualifications Requirements Renewal Requirements
Davenport University President's Scholarship (formerly known as "Trustees' Scholarship")

$12,500

Per semester:  Full-time $6,250, no other enrollment yields an award

3.90 GPA or

1400 SAT & 3.5 GPA or

30 ACT & 3.5 GPA

New High School Student 3.60 GPA
Titanium Scholarship

$6,000

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

3.75 GPA or

3.0 GPA with 1320 SAT or

3.0 with 28 ACT or

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

New or transfer undergraduate student 3.40 GPA
Platinum Scholarship

$4,000

Per semester:  Full-time $2,000, 3/4 time $1,500, half-time $1,000

3.5 GPA or

3.0 GPA with 1140 SAT or

3.0 with 23 ACT or

BPA, DECA, HOSA, or Skills USA state champion + 3.00 overall GPA

New undergraduate student 3.20 GPA
Gold Scholarship

$3,000 

Per semester:  Full-time $1,500, 3/4 time $1,125, half-time $750

3.2 GPA or

3.0 GPA with 1070 SAT or

3.0 GPA with 21 ACT or

BPA, DECA, HOSA, or Skills USA state competition participant + 2.50 overall GPA

New undergraduate student 3.00 GPA
Silver Scholarship

$2,000

Per semester:  Full-time $1,000, 3/4 time $750, half-time $500

One of the following must be met for high school students to qualify:

  • 2.80 high school cumulative GPA or
  • 530 GED or 
  • 1070 SAT and a 2.0 GPA or
  • 21 ACT and a 2.0 GPA or
  • BPA, DECA, HOSA or Skills USA regional participant and 2.5 GPA. Submit a copy of your certificate to the Financial Aid Office.

The following must be met for either high school/GED or transfer students to qualify:

  • ACCUPLACER scores: Math 40+; Reading 91+; Sentence 84+; and Arithmetic 58+
New undergraduate student 2.50 GPA
Transfer Student Grant

20% discount of tuition

Be admitted to Davenport as a transfer student AND do not qualify for a higher scholarship or tuition grant (such as a Titanium) Undergraduate students new to Davenport Maintain Standards of Academic Progress
Alumni Scholarship

$500

Per semester:  Full-time $250, 3/4 time $250, half-time $250 

DU Alum in good standing Any DU program graduate continuing their education Maintain Standards of Academic Progress
Community Leader Scholarship

$1,500

Per semester:  Full-time $750, 3/4 time $750, half-time $750

Employed with a company that is in good standing with the Chamber of Commerce.  Students new to Davenport Winter 2018 and later cannot combine this scholarship with other Davenport scholarships, grants, or discounts.

Any student

Application

Deadlines

Not automatically renewable. The Community Leader Scholarship is not able to be combined (stackable) with other Davenport academic scholarships for students starting winter semester 2018 or after. 

Graduate Students

Name of Scholarship Award Qualifications Requirements Renewal Requirements
Medallion Scholarship

$2,000

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

3.8 GPA New Graduate student 3.50 GPA
Scholars Scholarship

$1,500

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

3.5 GPA New Graduate student 3.20 GPA
Graduate Scholarship

$1,000

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

3.0 GPA New Graduate student 3.00 GPA
Alumni Scholarship

$500

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

DU Alum in good standing Any DU program graduate continuing their education Maintain Standards of Academic Progress
Community Leader Scholarship

$1,500

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

Employed with a company that is in good standing with the Chamber of Commerce.  Students new to Davenport Winter 2018 and later cannot combine this scholarship with other Davenport scholarships, grants, or discounts.

Any Student

Application

Deadlines

Not automatically renewable.  The Community Leader Scholarship is not able to be combined (stackable) with other Davenport academic scholarships for students starting winter semester 2018 or after. 

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.