You're a leader, you're ready to take the next step and you know that Central Michigan University offers you the opportunity to find your path to success.

At CMU, we believe in the transformative power of education and are dedicated to making that next step feasible for everyone.

That's why since 2010, university-funded scholarships and aid has increased by nearly 87 percent to reward those who have worked hard to take that next step, and help bridge the financial gap for those who need a little assistance in getting there.

Students with a 3.0 GPA or higher in high school qualify for one of three automatic financial awards – the Academic Prestige Award, Academic Excellence Award and Academic Success Award, ranging in value from $3,500 up to $6,500 per academic year.

Our scholarship program offers large awards to a greater number of incoming freshmen and also transfer students.

Research some of our most common scholarship awards below or click on the link to find a more detailed list of scholarship opportunities for you. You can also contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at or the Admissions Office at

Merit Awards

These awards are given based on academic success and are considered as part of your application for admission. No other application is required.

Competitive Awards

Transfer Student Awards