Special Scholarships and Programs
Scholarship Opportunities for Upper Peninsula Seniors
Upper Peninsula students can earn non-competitive Albion scholarships of up to $112,000 awarded at up to $28,000 per year. These scholarships are based on academic achievement and are awarded at the time a student is accepted for admission. Additionally, there are two major, competitive, Albion scholarships which Upper Peninsula students may receive.
Distinguished Awards Programs
Select students are invited to compete in the Distinguished Scholars Program each winter. Over $250,000 in scholarship funds are awarded to those students who excel during the program. One participant will receive a full tuition scholarship.
Build Albion Fellows Program
Up to 10 Build Albion Fellows in each entering class will receive benefit for four years. Students will also work in Albion community, gaining career skills and experience.
Benefits for Veterans
If you're eligible for prorated veterans' benefits, you'll receive significant assistance toward the cost of attendance. Depending upon your military benefits, you may receive a monthly housing allowance and a stipend for books and supplies.
Aid for International Students
Merit scholarships and financial assistance is available for international students. For more information contact the International recruiter.
Build Albion Fellows
Albion College's Build Albion Fellows program is intended to strengthen the bonds between the College and its host community by providing a college education and meaningful work experience for local students, while also benefiting the community through student service.
What does that mean? Each year up to 10 students from the Greater Albion area and surrounding communities will be offered the opportunity to serve as a Build Albion Fellow. These students will be provided with tuition, room and board for four years in exchange for working in and serving the Albion community.
Who are we looking for?
Our Build Albion Fellows will be dedicated to:
- Serving their community
- Success in academics
- Leadership Development
- Creating meaningful change
Learn more about details of the program to find out if you are eligible, and view the application requirements.
You can also download our flyer to learn more!
Distinguished Awards Programs
Distinguished Scholars Program
Select students are invited to compete in the Distinguished Scholars Program each winter. Participants will earn the opportunity for a full-tuition scholarships. In addition, participants may qualify for a $1,000 Experience Voucher. This voucher can be used to help supplement the cost for things such as first-year experience trips, conferences, research or other hands-on Albion experiences. This program allows students to demonstrate their academic interests and talents while engaging with faculty. Invited students will be notified approximately 6-8 weeks prior to the competition.
Distinguished Artist Program
Selects students are invited to complete in this program to demonstrate their talent in the arts – creative writing, art, music, theatre or the integrated arts. Up to $1,000 in Albion Experiential Opportunities voucherswill be awarded to students who demonstrate artistic excellence. One participant will receive a full tuition scholarship. Invited students will be notified approximately 6-8 weeks prior to the competition.
Financial Aid Myths and Misperceptions
Myth: My parents make too much money to qualify for financial aid.
Reality: There is no income limit to qualifying for financial aid. Many factors aside from income are taken into account when determining your eligibility. Albion students receive over $36 million in grant aid.
Myth: Only students with good grades get financial aid.
Reality: While a high GPA does help in qualifying for an Albion scholarship, good grades do not have any impact on your eligibility for need-based financial aid (grants, loans, work-study). 100% of Albion students receive financial support.
Myth: Only minorities receive financial aid.
Reality: Need-based financial aid funds are based on your financial eligibility, not on any other factor. The FAFSA doesn’t even ask for information regarding race or ethnicity.
Myth: The forms are too hard to fill out.
Reality: The FAFSA is easier than ever, especially if you fill it out online at FAFSA.gov. There are detailed instructions for every question, step by step. For most families, it takes about 20-25 minutes to complete the application the first time and about 15 minutes for renewal FAFSAs.
Myth: If I take out student loans, I will graduate with major debt.
Reality: The average Albion student graduates with a loan balance around $28,880. Depending on your repayment plan, your monthly payment would fall between $104 - $300 month, which is about the cost of a new car.