Michigan Achievement Scholarship

The Michigan Achievement Scholarship is a renewable scholarship program designed for undergraduate students who have graduated from high school in Michigan in 2023 or later.

It is open to students who have received a diploma, certificate of completion, or a high school equivalency certificate.

Michigan Achievement Scholarship

Program Application

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to apply for the Scholarship

To check the application status, log into the MiSSG Student Portal at michigan.gov/missg.

Currently, the eligibility status for the  Scholarship is not available in MiSSG.

Sign up for emails to receive updates and be notified when this feature becomes available.

Eligibility for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship:

Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Demonstrate financial need with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $25,000 or less.

Graduate from a high school in Michigan with a diploma, certificate of completion, or high school equivalency certificate in 2023 or later.

Enroll at an eligible institution within 15 months of high school graduation or earning a high school equivalency certificate.

Maintain full-time enrollment status as determined by the participating institution.

Reside in Michigan since July 1 of the previous calendar year.

If dependent, the parent must also be a Michigan resident since July 1 of the previous calendar year.

Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approved refugee.

Not be incarcerated.

Be an undergraduate student.

Not be in default on a Federal student loan.

Meet the institution’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy for renewal of the scholarship.

Award And Program Limits
  • Awards are determined based on the first Michigan college choice listed on the FAFSA.
  • Students must inform MI Student Aid of any changes in address or college choice.
  • Students are responsible for staying informed about eligibility requirements and program rules.
Summary:

The Michigan Achievement Scholarship is a renewable scholarship for undergraduate students who graduated from a Michigan high school in 2023 or later.

Eligibility requires completing the FAFSA, demonstrating financial need, and enrolling in an eligible institution within 15 months.

Other eligibility criteria include being a Michigan resident, U.S. citizen, and meeting academic progress requirements.

To apply, complete the FAFSA and check the application status through the MiSSG Student Portal.

The eligibility status is not currently available, but students can sign up for email updates.

The scholarship awards vary based on the type of institution attended, with amounts ranging from $2,750 to $5,500 per year.

Awards are first applied to tuition and fees, and any remaining funds can be used for additional resources within the Cost of Attendance.

The program has a maximum duration of five consecutive years, with a limit of three years at a community college or tribal college.

Funding availability determines current and future awards.

It is important for students to inform MI Student Aid of address and college choice changes, as well as to stay informed about program rules and eligibility requirements.