2022-2023 Incoming Freshmen Scholarship

Scholarship criteria is reviewed each year and subject to change. Scholarships described here are for 2022-23.

All renewable scholarships are based on the recipient meeting the University’s Scholarship Renewal Requirements.

Full Tuition Scholarship

Laker Edge Scholarships

A Scholarship Opportunity for Outstanding Admitted Students to Compete to Receive $2,000 to Full Tuition Plus Base-Rate Room & Board

Academically talented new first time incoming students (cumulative GPA 3.50 or higher) may apply for Laker Edge Scholarships, which range from $2,000 to full tuition plus base-rate room and board and are renewable up to four years. Up to five recipients each year. Deadlines apply.

The application deadline is April 1, 2022, at midnight.

Applicants may apply by completing the following via an online form:

Answer one of the following questions: 

  • What are you proud of?
  • What makes you unique?
  • What inspires you?

Answer the above in one of the following methods:

  • Written response of 250 words or less
  • Video of 60 seconds or less
  • Any other short artistic expression that is upload-able to the Laker Edge Scholarship application
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Sen. Philip A. Hart Memorial Scholarship

A Scholarship Opportunity for Outstanding Admitted Students to Compete to Receive a Full-Tuition Scholarship

To Philip A. Hart, U.S. Democratic Senator from Michigan, 1958-1976, politics was a public trust that earned him the honorific title of “conscience of the Senate.” He considered politics the noble art of governing and viewed governing as the collective way to build a better future. Education, the environment, civil rights, and economic opportunities for all were his causes. Just prior to his death from cancer in 1976, he requested a single memorial—at Lake Superior State University, because it was close to his Mackinac Island home and because its students often are the first in their families to attend college and typically need financial assistance to do so. In a state with many large public colleges and universities, he chose a small but mighty campus that matched his ideals of equality, access, and service.

The Sen. Philip A. Hart Memorial Scholarship is a full-tuition, renewable scholarship that will be awarded annually to up to three Michigan residents—whether new first time incoming students or transfer students from another Michigan college or university—with a minimum 3.0 GPA and whose principles and goals reflect his. Selection is based on academic achievement and demonstrated interest in public service through leadership roles and volunteer activities. 

The application deadline is April 1, 2022, at midnight.

Applicants may apply by completing the following three steps via an online form:

1) Convey their interest in public service and leadership (e.g., at school, in the community, with a house of worship) through what they have done and/or what they hope to do by answering through one of the following methods:

  • Written response of 250 words or less
  • Video of 60 seconds or less
  • Any other short artistic expression that is upload-able to the Sen. Hart Memorial Scholarship application

2) Submit the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references from a school, community, or house of worship leader who can attest to their public service and leadership activities.

3) Submit a copy of their most current school transcript.

Admission Scholarships

Board of Trustee Scholarships

GPAAnnual Amount
Distinguished3.75+$5,000
Academic Excellence3.50-3.74$4,000
Honors3.30-3.49$3,000
Recognition3.0-3.29$2,000

Alumni Legacy Award

  • Value: $2,000-non-renewable
  • Criteria: Must be a child or stepchild of an LSSU alumnus and entering as a freshman. Must submit a certification form.
  • Alumni Legacy Certification Form

Anchor Award

  • Value: $2,000-renewable for one additional year
  • Awarded to students from select rural high schools. For a complete list of eligible counties that your school must be in, visit http://lssu.edu/scholarships
  • Students must be living on campus. FAFSA must be filed.