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Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is offered to a graduating senior from each of our service area high schools and to one graduating senior from home-schooled students within our service area.  The scholarship provides full tuition and mandatory fees for four consecutive semesters immediately following high school graduation.  Specific scholarship criteria and benefits are explained below.

 

2017 harbor springs high school presidential scholar

Ethan Tippett

Ethan Tippett is a first-year student at North Central Michigan College. He graduated from Harbor Springs High School in 2016 and is a Presidential Scholar this year. He will graduate in 2018 with an Associate of Science degree and transfer to pursue a degree in a medical profession.  Here is Ethan's story:

"Before starting college, I was unsure of what the year would bring, and frankly, quite nervous about it as well. As a Presidential Scholar, I knew that there would be responsibilities to certain groups at North Central—Student Senate and the Ambassadors program—as well as participation in a class designed to encourage and build leadership skills in our Scholars. Each of the three has provided me with valuable experiences to continue striving for success, both here at North Central Michigan College and beyond.

The Presidential Scholars were provided a day to call and thank the numerous donors that made their, and other students’, scholarships possible. As I was calling the donors on my list, I received many comments - words of advice, thankfulness and appreciation. But one call was a little different. A few weeks before, I found out I am the recipient of the Gordon Fearon scholarship in the field of chemistry, yet I didn’t know who to contact to return my thanks for it. It just so happened that this very call was to the wife of the donor that had provided the money for my scholarship. I was grateful to hear why her late husband had decided to donate to the college. She recounted that his wish was to see North Central Michigan College provide degrees for students all across Northern Michigan. Even with associate degrees, she explained, there are countless jobs that are available, especially in the sciences.

After that call, I truly began to appreciate each and every aspect of North Central Michigan College and its mission for its students. Many times, especially among students of my generation, community college is seen as a “fallback option” or a set-back in education, but this notion is one based on ignorance. During just my short time here at North Central, I have learned alongside students of all ages and backgrounds, and I see no set-back; it is not a fallback option. North Central Michigan College is an institution of opportunity and success! For this, I am eternally grateful. I thank the Foundation for their work providing scholarships to those students in need. I thank the administration and staff for their work in seeing the College function in a most successful way. I thank the faculty for their years of teaching and the powerful influence they have on us as students. Finally, I thank the donors to North Central because their contributions allow for advancements in the lives of the students. I am so glad I made the decision to join this college, and I humbly thank each and every one of you for making this experience possible for me and my fellow students."

 

Presidential Scholarship Information

High School Students

Selection Criteria

North Central Michigan College provides a “Presidential Scholarship” to a graduating senior from each of our service area high schools. To be considered for the scholarship a student shall:

  • Complete an online Application for Admission to North Central by April 1 of their graduation year,

  • Be a valedictorian, salutatorian, or have a 3.5 overall high school grade point average,

  • Be nominated by the high school principal

  • Submit ACT/SAT scores. Below are the qualifying scores:

ACT score of 18 or above in English and a Reading score of 21 or above;

SAT (test prior to April 2016) score of 430 or above in English and a score of 450 or above in Reading;

SAT (test starting April 2016) two-digit score of 25 or above in both English and Reading:

SAT (test starting April 2016) three-digit score of 500 or above in English/Reading/Writing (ERW).

 

High School Nomination

Nomination documents must include a letter from a candidate’s high school principal, a high school transcript complete through the nominee’s seventh semester and ACT/SAT scores. The test scores as of the deadline date will be used to determine the candidate’s eligibility.

Submission deadline date for High School Principals is April 7, 2017.

 

Scholarship Requirements/Benefits

Presidential Scholarships are offered for full tuition (up to 20 contact hours per semester), and mandatory fees for four consecutive semesters (fall and winter only). Field study fees are not included. The scholarship will be subject to the additional following conditions:

  1. Scholarship recipients must register for the Fall semester immediately following their spring high school graduation.

  2. Recipients must meet with a designated academic advisor each semester they are enrolled at North Central.

  3. Recipients must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours, which count toward graduation.  Courses must be taken for credit, not audit status.

  4. Scholarships may be renewed for three semesters beyond the first award provided a 3.0 minimum GPA is maintained each semester and 75% of credit hours successfully completed.

  5. Recipients must observe published College behavioral standards.

  6. Scholarships are for North Central Michigan College only and not transferable.

  7. In the event the recipient is also awarded additional tuition awards or waivers (Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver, TIP), the unused portion of the scholarship up to 20 contact hours may be applied to North Central Room and Board and/or necessary textbooks and supplies from the North Central College Store. No refunds will be given.

  8. Scholarship recipients must become involved in a leadership program as provided by North Central. 


Presidential Scholarship Information

Home-Schooled Students

Selection Criteria

North Central Michigan College provides a “Presidential Scholarship” to one graduating senior from a home school within our service area. To be considered, a student shall:

  • Complete an online Application for Admission to North Central by April 1 of their graduation year.

  • Have a minimum 3.5 overall high school grade point average (include a high school transcript complete through the nominee’s seventh semester).

  • Submit a recommendation letter that addresses their academic potential and leadership qualities.

  • Submit a statement that addresses academic and career goals and how North Central will help to meet those goals.

  • Submit ACT/SAT scores. Below are the qualifying scores:

ACT score of 18 or above in English and a Reading score of 21 or above;

SAT (test prior to April 2016) score of 430 or above in English and a score of 450 or above in Reading;

SAT (test starting April 2016) two-digit score of 25 or above in both English and Reading:

SAT (test starting April 2016) three-digit score of 500 or above in English/Reading/Writing (ERW).

Submission deadline date is April 7, 2017.

Please send all nomination documents to the Vice President of Student Affairs

 

Scholarship Requirements/Benefits

Presidential Scholarships are offered for full tuition (up to 20 contact hours per semester), and mandatory fees for four consecutive semesters (fall and winter only). Field study fees are not included. The scholarship will be subject to the additional following conditions:

  1. Scholarship recipients must register for the Fall semester immediately following their spring high school graduation.

  2. Recipients must meet with a designated academic advisor each semester they are enrolled at North Central.

  3. Recipients must register for a minimum of 12 credits each semester, which count toward graduation.  Courses must be taken for credit, not audit status.

  4. Scholarships may be renewed for three semesters beyond the first award provided a 3.0 minimum GPA is maintained each semester and 75% of credit hours successfully completed.

  5. Recipients must observe published College behavioral standards.

  6. Scholarships are for North Central Michigan College only and not transferable.

  7. In the event the recipient is also awarded additional tuition awards or waivers (Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver, TIP), the unused portion of the scholarship up to 20 contact hours may be applied to North Central Room and Board and/or necessary textbooks and supplies from the North Central College Store. No refunds will be given.

  8. Scholarship recipients must become involved in a leadership program as provided by North Central.