Phi Theta Kappa

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Phi Theta Kappa and Jesuit Founders Full Tuition Scholarship Opportunities

As a Phi Theta Kappa scholar, we are impressed by what you have achieved in your college career thus far. The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships offered by Detroit Mercy.  If awarded, full tuition will be met with a combination of the PTK Scholarship and other federal, state and private grants and scholarships. Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required.

The Jesuit Founders Scholarship, also a top scholarship, rewards transfer students who have been academically successful and show promise of continued excellence.  If awarded, full tuition will be met with a combination of the Jesuit Founders Scholarship and other federal, state and private grants and scholarships. Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required.


  • Transfer student status (high school dual enrolled students are not eligible)
  • Minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA (all undergraduate coursework after high school)
  • PTK Membership (Not required for Jesuit Founders)
  • Plan to enroll full-time at Detroit Mercy
  • No prior bachelor’s degree
  • Standard admission with no conditions
  • 24+ transferable credits
  • Complete FAFSA listing Detroit Mercy as the number 1 school (School Code: 002323)
  • Qualified students will be invited to participate once admitted

Fall 2024 Deadlines:

  • Invitations will be sent to those eligible on a rolling basis starting May 1, 2024 
  • Must be admitted by July 8, 2024
  • Documents must be submitted by July 19, 2024 5:00p.m.
  • Recipients will be notified by August 5, 2024

Meet the Winter 2024 Recipient!

Abrar Mohsen"This scholarship isn't just a boost for my education; it's like stepping into a whole new level of learning. Detroit Mercy stands out as one of the top schools in Michigan, and receiving this scholarship means I get to dive into that greatness and be a part of its rich history. It's not just about going to school; it's about being a part of something amazing."

Abrar Mohsen, Architectural Engineering
Henry Ford College


Previous Recipients


Luna Alsharak, Pre-Dental / Biology
Macomb Community College

Walaa Bazoun, Biology
Henry Ford College

Erin DeFever, Religious Studies
Oakland Community College

Brendan Wallace, Business Administration
Macomb Community College


Tiffany Brown, Business Administration
Macomb Community College

Sophia Doublet, Architecture
Grand Valley State University

Bartholomew Footman, Cybersecurity
Macomb Community College

Andri Myftari, Business Administration
Drake University, Iowa

Sara Shannan, Computer Science
Henry Ford College

Austin Ursuy, Business Administration
Grand Valley State University

Opu Zaman, Computer Science
Macomb Community College


Hossean Alziyadi, Health Services Administration
Macomb Community College

Zeinab Chami, Health Services Administration
Collin County Community College District, Texas

Cole Luken, Political Science/Pre-Law
Oakland Community College

Ivy Miah, Business Administration
Hudson Valley Community College, New York

Keara Moroz, Biology
Macomb Community College

Selenia Rodriguez, Addiction Studies
Washtenaw Community College

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The full-tuition scholarships cover tuition only and do not include books, additional fees or housing.  You must be admitted to be eligible for an invitation and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Minimum requirements include the criteria listed above. If qualified, the invitation will include directions to submit a scholarship essay and one letter of recommendation. Candidates will also interview with the Scholarship Committee. Unfortunately, students who already hold a bachelor’s degree are not eligible. You can only be invited one time to compete for this scholarship and cannot defer your admission to another term or change your major.