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Grants & Scholarships

Board of Trustees Scholarship
$13,000 per year, or up to $52,000 over the course of four years, is awarded to students who have earned a cumulative 3.8 grade point average and average ACT of 25 or SAT of 1200 or higher.

Community Connection Grant
The Community Connection Grant (CCG), which totals $10,000 per year with a total value of $40,000 over four years, offers potential students who graduated from a local community the opportunity to attend Olivet at a significantly discounted rate. Available to any student meeting admissions requirements who has graduated from or currently resides in the following communities:

  • Albion
  • Athens
  • Battle Creek: Central, Lakeview and St. Philip
  • Bellevue
  • Charlotte
  • Climax-Scotts
  • Concord
  • Dewitt
  • East Lansing
  • Eaton Rapids
  • Grand Ledge
  • Harper Creek
  • Holt
  • Homer
  • Jackson
  • Jackson Lumen-Christi
  • Lakewood
  • Lansing: Catholic Central, Eastern, Everett and Sexton
  • Maple Valley
  • Marshall
  • Mason
  • Okemos
  • Olivet
  • Parma Western
  • Pennfield
  • Portland
  • Potterville
  • Springport
  • Tekonsha
  • Union City
  • Waverly

Receipt of the Community Connection Grant supersedes all other institutional aid.

Dean’s Scholarship
$11,000 per year awarded to students based on cumulative high school GPA and standardized test scores. The ideal Dean’s Scholarship recipient holds a GPA of 3.0 and an average ACT score of 20 or SAT of 1020. The total value of this scholarship after four years is $44,000.

Difference Maker
Students with a passion for community service, volunteerism, making a difference in the lives of others and demonstrate a commitment to “the divine art and science of doing good to other,” will be rewarded up to $2,000 per year (up to $8,000 over four years).

Global Citizens Honors Program
Students compete for various scholarship awards – including up to a full tuition scholarship and numerous additional academic scholarships – through an essay contest and interviews with Olivet College faculty. Qualified students will be notified via mail.

Kalamazoo Promise
The Kalamazoo Promise, a partner of Olivet College since 2014, provides scholarships for eligible graduates of the Kalamazoo Public School system. Students receiving this scholarship must be full-time 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. Full-time, residential student. Graduates from Kalamazoo Central and Kalamazoo Loy Norrix. Students who receive the Kalamazoo Promise scholarship are also eligible for other financial aid opportunities.

Lansing Promise
Qualified students will be awarded the Olivet College Lansing Promise Grant of $14,000 each academic year in which he or she is a full-time, residential student at Olivet College. In addition, students will receive $3,216 from the Lansing Promise Foundation each year, for the first two years of their education at Olivet. The total value of this grant is $56,000 over four years (Olivet College Lansing Promise Grant), plus $6,432 over two years (Lansing Promise Foundation). OC/LP scholars are also eligible for additional state and federal aid. Participating high schools are Eastern, Everett, J.W. Sexton and Lansing Catholic. To apply for the Lansing Promise, visit www.lansingpromise.org, or contact the Olivet College Admissions Office at 800.456.7189 for assistance.

New Michigander Award
The total of this award is $2,000 per year, or up to $8,000 over four years, and is given to students who are nonresidents of Michigan. The amount varies and is renewable for up to four years.

Mission Grant
The value of this award is based on each student’s financial need. The award amount is committed for four years, provided there are no major changes in a family’s financial circumstances or the student’s enrollment status.

Music Scholarship
Prospective students can audition for up to $2,500 in annual scholarship awards. Year-to-year eligibility is determined by maintaining the scholarship criteria.

Presidential Scholarship
$12,000 per year awarded to students based on cumulative high school GPA and standardized test scores. The ideal Presidential Scholarship recipient holds a GPA of 3.4 and an average ACT score of 22 or SAT of 1100. The total value of this scholarship after four years is $48,000.

Shipherd Scholarship
This award is named after Father John Shipherd, founder of Olivet College. Up to $9,000 per year awarded to students based on cumulative high school GPA and standardized test scores. The total value of this scholarship after four years is up to $36,000.

Sibling Scholarship
$2,000 per year, or up to $8,000 over four years, for families with multiple siblings enrolled during same academic year(s).

Talent Scholarships
Worth up to the full cost of tuition, fees, room and board, awards students who enrich the campus community through their involvement in talent-based participation opportunities. The amount of the scholarship varies based talent and financial need. Scholarships are available for the following activities: gospel choir, marching band, music (other than marching band), visual arts, and non-NCAA DIII collegiate sports including spirit & stunt, competitive dance and bowling. Auditions required and those receiving talent awards cannot compete in NCAA Div III athletics.

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.

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