Albion's academic scholarships are awarded to students with outstanding academic records who demonstrate potential for future success. You will automatically be considered for awards when you apply.
Scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year will range from $15,000 to $23,500 ($60,000 to $94,000 over four years).
All Albion academic scholarships are based solely upon merit, regardless of need. All are renewable each year, subject to satisfactory academic progress.
Our goal is to recognize students for their academic performance to ensure that students have the resources needed to make an Albion education affordable.
Scholarship notifications begin November 1.
Scholarships from Outside Resources
For useful information about external or community-based scholarships, you'll find reference guides in local newspapers, your local public library, and the Albion College Student Financial Services Office.
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Department and Campus Scholarships
The College provides a number of opportunities to recognize students for their unique talents and abilities.
The following scholarships are offered to entering and continuing students and are renewable.
Ford Institute Scholarships
- The Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service prepares students for careers in law, government, and other public service fields. Program admission is selective, and a limited number of scholarships are available, typically to upper-class students, based on academic achievement, personal merit, and demonstrated financial need.
- Contact the program office at 517/629-0359 or e-mail
Gerstacker Institute Scholarships
- The Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management prepares students for business management careers through special coursework and internships. Program admission is selective, and a limited number of scholarships are available to entering students, based on academic achievement, personal merit, and demonstrated financial need.
- Contact the program office at 517/629-0238 or e-mail
Bernard T. Lomas Scholarship
- Available to a student intending to major in communication studies. Based on the applicant's academic record and speech-related activities.
- Contact the Communication Studies Department at 517/629-0344 or e-mail
, department chair.
Fine Arts Scholarships
- Based on demonstrated talent, and without regard to academic major, to students planning to participate in art, music, or theatre.
- Contact the departments listed below for an audition and/or interview.
Art: 517/629-0249 or e-mail
Music: 517/629-0481 or e-mail
Theatre: 517/629-0345 or e-mail
David Randall Chemistry Scholarship
- Available to students who plan to, or are, majoring in chemistry. Based upon an applicant's academic record and student intent to pursue an advanced degree in chemistry or related science.
- Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to renew the scholarship.
- Contact the Chemistry Department at 517/629-0276 for further information.
Kalamazoo Promise - Our Promise
- Available to students who have the Kalamazoo Promise scholarship.
- Students should complete a FAFSA by February 15th each year.
- Students may have up to 100% of their financial need met to cover tuition, fees, housing and food costs depending upon the value of their Promise scholarship.
- Financial need may be met through the Promise Scholarship along with college, state and federal grants/scholarships as well as campus employment.
Methodist Student Aid Programs
United Methodist Clergy Award
- Available to children of ordained United Methodist clergy who are on an active assignment with a United Methodist Conference.
- Automatic consideration for the award based on information provided on the admission application.
United Methodist Student Scholarship
- Awarded to select students who are active members of their local United Methodist Church.
- Complete the Application and Certification of Church Membership form for consideration.
- Funding is provided by the national office of the United Methodist Church.
John Wesley Matching Scholarship
- Albion College will match a scholarship that a student receives from his/her local United Methodist Church up to $1,000.
- Complete the John Wesley Scholarship Application for consideration.
Triple Your Dollars for Scholars
- Albion College participates in the "Triple Your Dollars for Scholars" program through the United Methodist Foundation. Visit the foundation's Web site for details about this scholarship program.
Help for families who need assistance to pay for college.
Like scholarships, need-based grants are a gift. They're based on financial need, and require a completed FAFSA.
Learn more about the different types of grants available.