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Grants & Scholarships

2022-2023 Academic Year Merit Awards
Academic Merit Scholarship Average GPA Average SAT/ACT Amount
Board of Trustees 3.7 1200/25 $18,000/year
Presidential 3.3 1100/22 $16,000/year
Dean’s 3.0 1000/19 $14,000/year
Shipherd 2.8 900/16 $12,000/year

Olivet College is test-optional for fall 2022 admission consideration. If no test score is provided, the level of college prep curriculum and college essay will factor more heavily into scholarship consideration.

100% of our students receive Olivet College aid. Contact our Admissions office via email or call 800-456-7189 to find out how much you may be eligible for!


Other Scholarships and Grants

Performance and Participatory Scholarships – Varying Awards
Worth up to the full cost of tuition, fees, room and board, awards students who enrich the campus community through their involvement in talent-based participation opportunities. The amount of the scholarship varies based talent, participation and financial need. Scholarships are available for the following activities:

An application and/or audition required. Student-athletes competing in an NCAA Div III sport may participate in these programs (excluding Bowling, Competitive Cheer, Spirit Squad, STUNT and Outdoor Recreation and Clay Target Program) and are eligible to receive talent scholarships.

Alumni Award – $1,000/year
Students who have a significant relationship with OC alumni are encouraged to apply. $1,000 per year, or up to $4,000 over four years.

Kalamazoo Promise – Award based on length of attendance and residency in the Kalamazoo Public School system
The Kalamazoo Promise, a partner of Olivet College since 2014, provides scholarships for eligible graduates of the Kalamazoo Public School system. Recipients of this scholarship must be a full-time, residential student and maintain a 2.0 GPA. The amount of the award is based on the length of attendance and residency in the Kalamazoo Public School system. Graduates from Kalamazoo Central and Kalamazoo Loy Norrix are eligible to apply. Students who receive the Kalamazoo Promise scholarship are also eligible for other financial aid opportunities.

Lansing Promise – Up to the full cost of tuition at Olivet College
– Must be a full-time, residential student.

-Must be eligible for the Lansing Promise scholarship based on qualifying criteria.

Award funded through a combination of Olivet College scholarships and grants, federal aide and state grants (based on eligibility) and the Lansing Promise Foundation scholarship. Visit lansingpromise.org for more details. 

New Michigander Award – up to $5,000/year
The total of this award may be up to $5,000 per year, or up to $20,000 over four years, and is given to students who are nonresidents of Michigan. Students must also have at least a 2.5 GPA to qualify. The amount varies and is renewable for up to four years.

Sibling Scholarship – $2,000/year
$2,000 per year, or up to $8,000 over four years, for families with multiple siblings enrolled during same academic year(s) at Olivet College.

Veterans Scholarship – 50% off tuition/year
This scholarship, equal to 50% of tuition per year, is available to veterans with qualifying days of active duty service or who are currently on active duty. Veterans with required days of active duty service or who are currently on active duty including members of the National Guard or any recognized branch of the U.S. military reserve unit who qualify for VA education benefits and/or military education assistance eligibility are eligible to apply. In addition, spouses and legal dependents that provide proof of military dependency are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Renewable over four years.

Canadian Exchange – $2,000/year
A $2,000 grant to Canadian students for the current U.S. exchange rate difference.

International Student Grant – $18,000/year
Students from countries other than Canada are eligible for a grant up to $18,000. Renewable over four years.

You may be eligible for additional institutional grants and state and federal grants based on successful completion of your FAFSA. Be sure to include the Olivet College FAFSA code: 002308. Contact our Financial Aid Office anytime with questions or for help at 800-456-7189.