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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.

 

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.

 

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. Scholarship recipients are required to attend a retreat at North Central's Petoskey campus at the end of August, including a reception for scholarship recipients and their families.

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

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

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

  6. Recipients must observe published College behavioral standards.

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

  8. In the event the recipient is also eligible to receive additional tuition awards or waivers (TIP, MITW, Michigan Competitive Scholarship), the student may choose to utilize those resources and use the Presidential Scholarship for: room/board (if applicable) and /or books and supplies from the College Store, the amount will not exceed the equivalent cost of 20 contact hours per semester. No refunds will be given.

  9. 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).

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. Scholarship recipients are required to attend a retreat at North Central's Petoskey campus at the end of August, including a reception for scholarship recipients and their families.

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

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

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

  6. Recipients must observe published College behavioral standards.

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

  8. In the event the recipient is also eligible to receive additional tuition awards or waivers (TIP, MITW, Michigan Competitive Scholarship), the student may choose to utilize those resources and use the Presidential Scholarship for: room/board (if applicable) and /or books and supplies from the College Store, the amount will not exceed the equivalent cost of 20 contact hours per semester. No refunds will be given.

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