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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.


  • 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

Winter 2023 Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2022

  • You must be admitted by Friday, November 4, 2022 to be invited to participate
  • Once invited, the deadline to submit all required documents is Monday, November 14, 2022

Meet the 2022-2023 Recipients!

Tiffany Brown"This scholarship will affect my education by alleviating financial stress. With this scholarship, I can truly focus on my academics. Currently, I've set a goal to maintain a 4.0 GPA and graduate with honors."

Tiffany Brown, Business Administration
Macomb Community College



Sophia Doublet"Detroit Mercy is one of the top architecture schools in Michigan, and it is close to my home. The atmosphere and people I met when I visited the school showed me that Detroit Mercy is the right fit for me."

Sophia Doublet, Architecture
Grand Valley State University


Andri Myftari"Receiving this scholarship means everything to me. I will be able to fully take advantage of all opportunities on campus and dedicate even more time to building the career that I want to have within the business world."

Andri Myftari, Business Administration
Drake University, Iowa


Austin Ursuy"This scholarship proves that my efforts in the classroom, my career and the community have paid off. This means more to me than the monetary award; it indicates that others believe I have potential to be a leader."

Austin Ursuy, Business Administration
Grand Valley State University 

Previous Recipients

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.