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Madonna University is committed to supporting students in pursuit of their goals through a range of scholarships and grants awarded based on academic performance, financial need, athletic experience, and group affiliation. Scholarships and grants are awards that do not need to be repaid and are awarded at the time of admission to Madonna.

How To Be Considered for Scholarships and Grants

We are passionate about rewarding you for your hard work and dedication to your studies and extracurricular activities. New students are automatically considered for all merit scholarships during the holistic admission review process and do not need to complete a separate application. Competitive, Performance, and Talent Awards may require an additional application, audition, or interview and are awarded at the discretion of the coach or director of the program.

All scholarship applicants are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (code 002282) to be considered for additional financial aid. Scholarships and grants are included in your total financial aid package as reflected in the financial aid award notification letter upon admission. Renewal is contingent upon meeting specific requirements as outlined for each individual award.

Direct from High School Merit Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to students who enroll at Madonna University directly after completing high school; first-time adult students are also eligible to receive these awards as well.

The scholarships are for full-time, degree-seeking students and are renewable for up to four years. Students applying for Fall 2021 admission may choose to apply as test-optional. This means you are not required to submit ACT/SAT scores to be considered for admission or merit-based awards. No separate application is required to be considered beyond completion of the FAFSA during the admissions process. Review the Terms and Conditions for Direct from High School Scholarships.

FTIAC Scholarship Grid

Transfer Student Merit Scholarships

Transfer merit scholarships are offered to students who are attending a regionally accredited four-year or community college pursuing their first degree and will be transferring to enroll full-time at Madonna University. The awards range from $2,000 to $6,000 per year, outlined in the chart below. Learn more about the complete Terms and Conditions for Transfer Student Scholarships.

Transfer Scholarship Grid 

International Student Scholarships

International students applying to Madonna University are also eligible for merit-based scholarships based on their admission application. The awards range from $2,000 to $6,000 per year, outlined in the chart below. 

International Award

Affiliation Awards

Students that are connected to a specific group are also eligible for affiliation awards. Click the rewards below to review each award’s Terms and Conditions carefully to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. Please note that students can receive either affiliation scholarships or athletic scholarships, but not both.

Scholarships
Amount/Year
Eligibility Requirements
GPA / ACT / ~SAT CR+M
Affiliation Awards*    
  Alumni Legacy $2,000 Parent/Grandparent is a Madonna alumna/alumnus
  Catholic High School $2,000 Catholic High school graduate
  Felician-Sponsored Ministries Varies Full-time employees and their dependents
  Phi Theta Kappa Transfer $1,000 3.5/PTK Member
  Performing Arts Award $3,000 As determined by the Director of Performing Arts

Financial Need-Based Awards

Students who exhibit financial need are reviewed during the application process in consideration for need-based awards. This includes awards to help offset the cost of residing in Madonna housing as well as academic-specific interest and intent to study abroad. Review the full Terms and Conditions of each of our need-based awards below.

Financial Need-Based Awards
  Academic Assistance Award Varies based on need Need-based grant assistance
  Academic Housing Award Varies based on need Need-based housing assistance
  BCA Assistance Award Varies based on need Need-based grant assistance
  Madonna Assistance Award Varies based on need Need-based grant assistance
  Study Abroad Assistance Award Varied based on need Need-based grant assistance

Additional Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

Madonna University also offers admitted students a set of scholarships and grants based on clearly defined federal and state need-based criteria, military service, and on-campus employment. This includes the Federal Pell Grant, work study, and Michigan Tuition Grant. Explore additional scholarships and grants offered at Madonna.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid

Madonna University is committed to supporting your investment in your future through a range of scholarships and grants, and we are proud to be one of the most affordable private, liberal arts schools in the country.

We are here to help you every step of the way, ensuring you and your family are able to make the most informed decisions throughout the financial aid process. Any questions about financial aid or our scholarship and grant opportunities? Contact our Office of Financial Aid at (734) 432-5663 or finaid@madonna.edu.