Additional Scholarships and Grants

Please review these additional opportunities as you prepare to enter college.

  • Each year community foundations throughout the state of Michigan award thousands of dollars in scholarships to their residents. Sometimes select scholarships are also available for residents of other counties. U.S. citizens or certified permanent residents residing in these counties are eligible.

    Below are a few links to local counties’ websites, or you can find a broader county listing at Find Your Local Community Foundation

    Deadline dates vary, so check early to be sure to be eligible. 

    Allegan County
             Allegan County Community Foundation 

    Barry County
             Barry County Community Foundation

    Berrien County
             Berrien County Community Foundation

    Kent & Ionia County
             Grand Rapids Community Foundation

    Muskegon, Oceana, or Mason County 
             Community Foundation for Muskegon County

    Montcalm County 
             Greenville Area Community Foundation

    Newaygo County
             Fremont Area Community Foundation

    Ottawa County - Holland / Zeeland
             Holland / Zeeland Area Community Foundation

    Ottawa County - Grand Haven
             Grand Haven Area Community Foundation

  • Eligibility for the programs below will be determined through the completion of your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). 

    Federal Pell Grant

    The Federal Pell Grant is available to students who qualify by completing the FAFSA. The award can be as much as $6195 per year and is determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

    Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

    The Federal SEOG (FSEOG) is available to students who qualify by being eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. These awards can be as much as $600 per year. To get an FSEOG, you must fill out the FAFSA so we can determine how much financial need you have.

    State of Michigan Financial Aid Programs at a Glance

    Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS)

    A need and merit-based award given to students who qualify based on their EFC and SAT/ACT scores. Additional information and eligibility requirements are available on the MCS Fact Sheet.

    Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG)

    A need-based award giving students increased access to attend private, independent, non-profit institutions. Students qualify based on the EFC. For consideration, please place Kuyper College in the #1 position on your FAFSA (school code 002311). Additional Information and eligibility requirements are available on the MTG Fact Sheet.

    Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

    Awarded to students who received Medicaid assistance during their childhood or if the student is adopted. TIP is an incentive program that encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance.  Students in Kuyper’s Associate Degree program are eligible to receive funds through Phase I.  Eligible students must apply prior to high school graduation or GED completion. Students in Kuyper’s Bachelor’s Degree program are eligible for Phase II benefits during their junior and senior years. The TIP program targets students with financial need so students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA. Additional Information and eligibility requirements are available on the TIP Fact Sheet.

    Michigan GEAR UP Scholarship 

    The mission of GEAR UP is to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. MICHIGAN GEAR UP (MI GEAR UP) targets low-income students in the state of Michigan providing them with support services to increase their opportunity to succeed in higher education at Michigan’s higher educational institutions.  Get all the facts on the MI GEAR UP Fact Sheet.

    Children of Veterans Tuition Grant

    The program is designed to provide undergraduate tuition assistance to certain children older than 16 and less than 26 years of age who have been Michigan residents for the 12 months prior to application. Students may receive scholarship assistance for up to four academic years for a total of up to $11,200. Awards are for an academic year with the amount determined by the student’s enrollment status. Full-time students can receive up to a maximum of $2,800 per academic year. Additional Information and eligibility requirements are available on the CVTG Fact Sheet.

    Detailed information about Michigan Student Aid Programs is also available at or @mistudentaid.  You can also email or call 

    Fostering Futures Scholarship

    This program provides scholarships to students who have experienced foster care in Michigan on or after age 13.  Students must also demonstrate financial need to qualify.  Additional information available on the FFS Fact Sheet.  


    Federal Work-Study Program

    Funds for the Federal Work-Study Program come from the federal government. Students are awarded Federal Work-Study money based on their financial need as determined by the completed FAFSA. Students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens to receive these funds. At Kuyper, this will be available to you in the form of student employment. Even if you are not eligible for the Federal Work-Study Program, you are still encouraged to apply for an on-campus job. 

    Or contact the Financial Aid Office at 616.988.3656 or via

  • Along with the suggestions below, we encourage you to check with your employer or your parent’s employer(s) for scholarship opportunities.
    Deadline dates vary, so check early to be sure to be eligible. 

    The American Fire Sprinkler Association

    AXA Foundation

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

    Burger King Scholars Program

    Cancer Survivor’s Fund

    Christian Missionary Scholarship Foundation

    CRC Race Relations Scholarship

    College Jumpstart Scholarship

    Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

    Hugh and Eve Meeter High School Award

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

    Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

    Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) 

    Scholarship Search Engines

    These scholarship search engines provide a variety of scholarships for everyone.