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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. 

Criteria

  • 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

Winter 2022 Deadline:  Friday, November 5, 2021

  • You must be admitted by Friday, November 5, 2021 to be invited to participate 
  • The final deadline to submit all required documents is Monday, November 15, 2021

Meet the Fall 2021 Recipients!

Hossean-Alziyadi.png"I am especially blessed to receive the full tuition scholarship. I made an amazing decision transferring over to the University of 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

Transferred from Macomb Community College

 

Cole-Luken-2.png"It is a priority of mine to complete college with as little debt as possible, and receiving a full tuition scholarship means I am closer to realizing that goal than I ever thought possible. I am grateful that through OCC, Phi Theta Kappa and the University of Detroit Mercy, student loan debt will not be a burden I have to bear."

Cole Luken, Political Science/Pre-Law

Transferred from Oakland Community College

 

 Ivy Miah"Receiving this scholarship has given me the honorable privilege to have a massive financial burden lifted off my shoulders, which has allowed me to give my full attention to the world of opportunities offered at Detroit Mercy. I wish to pursue multiple social justice projects and create movements for change; with this scholarship, my mind has the space to house these ideas to their fullest potential."

 Ivy Miah, Business Administration

Hudson Valley Community College, New York

  

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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.