Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

Walsh College strives to help our students maximize the return on their educational investment by offering multiple types of financial assistance. The following resources can help students meet the costs of their Walsh education.

It is strongly recommend all eligible students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually to receive the fullest consideration for Walsh scholarships. Students should also explore tuition reimbursement opportunities through their/parents employer(s).

To be considered for Walsh College undergraduate merit awards, new undergraduate students must apply and submit all admission materials. Undergraduate students meeting admission requirements will be considered. Graduate student merit awards may be considered if funding is available.

Undergraduate Academic Excellence Award

  • Awarded at admission to new undergraduate students with a 3.75 or higher admission grade point average calculated based on all previous colleges attended.
  • Up to $10,000 award prorated each semester based on enrollment.
  • Requires a minimum of part-time enrollment (6 undergraduate credits).
  • Must maintain a 3.50 cumulative GPA at Walsh College to renew award each semester.
  • New undergraduate students who had Phi Theta Kappa membership at their transfer institution and who meet the above listed criteria will also be considered.

Students meeting the eligibility criteria will receive an Academic Excellence Award offer notification email from Financial Aid subject to funding availability.

To be considered for Walsh College donor scholarships, all students are encouraged to submit an annual scholarship application (carefully review information, requires OKTA login).  Students will be notified via email once the application for the next academic year is available.

While the requirements of individual donor scholarships vary, most take factors such as academic level (undergraduate or graduate/doctoral), program of study, cumulative grade point average, and enrollment status (must be at least half-time enrollment) into consideration. Multiple scholarships require FAFSA completion. To receive the fullest consideration for all Walsh College scholarship opportunities, eligible students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA each year.

Applicants who submit a scholarship application prior to the applicable scholarship application deadline date below are given first consideration. Applications received after the priority date and no later than the first day of the semester, may be considered if funding remains available.

Applicants selected to receive a donor scholarship will receive a scholarship offer notification email from Financial Aid. The number of qualified applicants for scholarships may be greater than the available funding. Not all qualified applicants will receive scholarships. The decisions of the scholarship committee are final.

Important Dates


Term Priority Date Deadline (First Day of Semester)
Summer 2024 6/1/2024 7/8/2024
Fall 2024 9/1/2024 9/30/2024
Winter 2025 12/1/2024 1/6/2025
Spring 2025 3/1/2025 3/31/2025

In addition to the opportunities listed above, Walsh College strongly encourages newly admitted and continuing students to regularly explore the external opportunities below and consider pursuing those which align with individual educational and professional interests and goals.

Following are links to web pages created by sources outside Walsh College. The existence of these links does not suggest that Walsh College approves or endorses the content of these web pages.

Walsh College Outside Scholarship Search Process and List

Third Party Vouchers (ie. Employer Tuition Reimbursement, MI Works, Veteran’s Education Benefits) (Info:

Emergency funds are for limited financial support to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to a temporary or unexpected financial hardship such as uninsured emergency medical expenses, uninsured vehicle repairs, and emergency housing.

The maximum amount provided generally does not exceed $1,000 and is typically only granted once. Decisions regarding emergency funds are made on a case-by-case basis. Awards are not considered loans and do not require repayment. Some funds may be considered income and are therefore subject to federal taxes.

Students experiencing an emergency financial hardship should contact Financial Aid to discuss their situation. All emergency fund requests require supporting documentation to be considered.

Please be aware that submitting a request does not guarantee that emergency funding will be approved. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed elsewhere.