Scholarships & Grants

Merit Scholarships

Olivet College recognizes academic excellence by awarding merit scholarships based on high school achievements. These scholarships are renewable up to four years. Olivet is test-optional for fall 2022 admission consideration, so if no test score is provided, the level of college prep curriculum and college essay will factor more heavily into scholarship consideration.

Academic Merit Scholarship
Average GPA
Amount
Board of Trustees
3.7
$18,000
Presidential
3.3
$16,000
Dean’s
3.0
$14,000
Shipherd
2.8
$12,000

Performance and Participatory Scholarships

Performance and Participatory Scholarships are for students who enrich the campus community through their involvement in talent-based participation opportunities. This includes areas such as art, music, cheer, community service and more.

Alumni Award

Students who have a significant relationship with OC alumni are encouraged to apply. $1,000 per year, or up to $4,000 over four years.

Kalamazoo Promise

The Kalamazoo Promise, a partner of Olivet College since 2014, provides scholarships for eligible graduates of the Kalamazoo Public School system. Recipients of this scholarship must be a full-time, residential student and maintain a 2.0 GPA. The amount of the award is based on the length of attendance and residency in the Kalamazoo Public School system.

Lansing Promise

Qualified full-time, residential students will be awarded the Olivet College Lansing Promise Grant, which is awarded through a combination of Olivet College scholarships and grants, federal aid and state grants, based on eligibility and the Lansing Promise foundation scholarship. Participating high schools are Eastern, Everett, J.W. Sexton and Lansing Catholic.

New Michigander Award

The award is up to $5,000 per year and is given to students who are nonresidents of Michigan. Students must also have at least a 2.5 GPA to qualify. The amount varies and is renewable for up to four years.

Sibling Scholarship

$2,000 per year for families with multiple siblings enrolled during same academic year at Olivet College.

Veterans Scholarship

This scholarship, equal to 50% of tuition per year, is available to veterans with qualifying days of active duty service or who are currently on active duty. Veterans with required days of active duty service or who are currently on active duty, including members of the National Guard or any recognized branch of the U.S. military reserve unit who qualify for VA education benefits and/or military education assistance eligibility, are eligible to apply. In addition, spouses and legal dependents that provide proof of military dependency are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Renewable over four years.

Canadian Exchange

A $2,000 grant to Canadian students for the current U.S. exchange rate difference.

International Student Grant

Students from countries other than Canada are eligible for a grant up to $18,000. Renewable over four years.

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File a FAFSA

You may be eligible for additional institutional grants and state and federal grants based on successful completion of your FAFSA. Be sure to include the Olivet College FAFSA code: 002308. Contact our Financial Aid Office anytime with questions or for help at 800-456-7189.

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