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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.  Completing FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) 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.  Completing FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) 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 (002323)
  • Qualified students will be invited to participate once admitted

Fall 2022 Deadline:  Friday, July 8, 2022

  • You must be admitted by Friday, July 8, 2022 to be invited to participate 
  • Once invited, the deadline to submit all required documents is Monday, July 18, 2022

Meet the 2021-2022 Recipients!

cole headshot"It's a priority of mine to complete college with as little debt as possible, and this scholarship means I'm closer to that goal than I ever thought possible. I'm grateful that through OCC, Phi Theta Kappa and Detroit Mercy, student loan debt won't be a burden I have to bear."

Cole Luken, Political Science/Pre-Law

Oakland Community College 



A picture of Keara Moroz"This scholarship will allow me to dedicate more time to my academics. I am grateful to have been given this advantage and I plan to use it to make a difference on campus through club participation and volunteer work. This is a gateway to a future of opportunities."

Keara Moroz, Biology

Macomb Community College 


Ivy Miah"This has given me the privilege to have a financial burden lifted, allowing me to give my full attention to the opportunities offered at Detroit Mercy. I wish to pursue social justice projects; with this award, my mind has the space to house these ideas to their fullest potential."

Ivy Miah, Business Administration

Hudson Valley Community College, New York


A picture of Selenia Rodriguez"This scholarship means I was able to break a cycle that has gone on in my family for far too long. I have given my younger siblings and stepchildren someone to look up to. Once I'm done with school, I can focus on my goals instead of worrying about student loan debt."

Selenia Rodriguez, Addiction Studies

Washtenaw Community College


Hossean headshot"I am especially blessed to receive the full tuition scholarship. I made an amazing decision transferring over to Detroit Mercy. It didn't take long for the staff and fellow peers to show me what a true community is."

Hossean Alziyadi, Health Services Administration

Macomb Community College


A picture of Zeinab Chami"Receiving this scholarship gives me the opportunity to pursue my education and ensures my pursuit of the career of my dreams. It will grant me the chance to give my time and effort to focus on my education."

Zeinab Chami, Health Services Administration

Collin County Community College District, Texas


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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 (1) 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.