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State of Michigan Scholarships

LCC is authorized by the State of Michigan to administer the following state-funded awards and scholarships to our students. We encourage you to read the descriptions and instructions for the awards and scholarships below and to contact our office with any questions.

Michigan Nursing Scholarship

Application Deadline is Jan. 16, 2015

The Michigan Nursing Scholarship (MNS) is a non-need based award available to Michigan residents enrolled at least half time at an eligible institution in a program leading to a  Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certification, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), or Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN).  Students will be selected for scholarship awards by their college or university financial aid office.  Scholarship awards are up to $4,000 per academic year for full-time students, but cannot exceed the cost of attendance minus other grants and scholarships.  Students receiving a full-time scholarship award must agree to work as a direct patient care nurse in an eligible Michigan facility, or as a teacher of nursing at an eligible Michigan post secondary institution, one year for each year of assistance.  Failure to fulfill the work commitment will result in the scholarship becoming a loan that must be repaid.  Students must submit the application and signed Master Promissory Note to be considered.

Additional information and the Michigan Nursing Scholarship Application can be downloaded by clicking here.

Fostering Futures Scholarship

Application Deadline for the 2015-2016 Academic year is July 6, 2015.

The Fostering Futures Scholarship is available on a first-come, first served basis to students who have been placed by the Department of Human Services in the Michigan foster care system on or after the 13th birthday.  There is no maximum age restriction for the student.  The student must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a Michigan public or private degree granting 4-year college/university or a community college.

INSTRUCTIONS:  Complete the application and submit it to Student Scholarships and Grants at the address or fax number shown at the bottom of the application page.  Click here to download the application.

Click here for additional information on the State of MI webpage

Michigan Competitive Scholarship

The Michigan Competitive Scholarship is based on both financial need and merit and is available for use at Michigan public and private postsecondary colleges. Students must take the ACT Assessment (ACT) before entering college and receive a qualifying test score. (Students may take the ACT after leaving high school if they have not had any college experience). Awards are restricted to tuition and fees. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority will be given to students who apply by February 21 (freshman) or March 21 (upperclassmen).

Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

TIP pays community college tuition and registration fees for students from low-income families who meet the basic criteria and low-income financial guidelines. To meet the financial eligibility requirement, a student must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-consecutive-month period as identified by the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS), and applied before graduation or GED completion.

LCC requires students to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - - and submit the following to activate their award: (a)Letter of Eligibility from the State of Michigan, (b)High School Diploma/GED. Students must be enrolled in programs of study that require at least 30 credit hours for completion. Information on your chosen program of study can be found on the LCC webpage -

Eligibility for both Phase I and Phase II:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility, i.e., submit a copy of the "eligibility letter" to the financial aid office of the college
  • Obtain a high school diploma or GED certificate prior to age 20
  • Be enrolled at least half time in a program earning less than 80 semester or 120 term credits
  • Be a Michigan resident as determined by institutional criteria
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Meet the institution's satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy

Additional information on TIP eligibility can be found on the State's website -

Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver

The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver - MITW - is available to students who meet the following criteria:

  • You must be enrolled at one of Michigan's public colleges or universities AND
  • You must be 1/4 or more Native American blood quantum as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department AND
  • You must be an enrolled member of a US Federally recognized Tribe as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department AND
  • You must be a legal resident of the state of Michigan for not less than 12 consecutive months.

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver.

Additional information on the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver can be found on the State's website -,1607,7-138--240889--,00.html

Should you meet the criteria, you may fill out the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Application, and submit it to your Tribal Enrollment Department.

Education and Training Voucher (ETV)

Offer up to $5,000 towards school-related costs and living fees. It is for youth that were in foster care after the age of 14. Contact Lutheran Social Services of Michigan for eligibility requirements at (887)-660-METV or go to the website at

You must receive your first ETV prior to your 21st birthday. You are then eligible until your 23rd birthday, provided you receive at least a 2.0 GPA and do not drop more than one class per semester.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Were in foster care on or after your 14th birthday because of abuse/neglect.

  2. Were adopted from foster care on or after your 16th birthday.

  3. Must have a high school diploma or GED.

  4. Attend at least half-time, an accredited school that:
    a.)  Awards a Bachelor's degree or no less than a 2-year
          program that provides credit towards a degree
    b).  Provides no less than 1-year training towards gainful
          employment or
    c). Is a vocational program that provides training for gainful
         employment and has been in existence for at least 2 years.

Police Officer's and Fire Fighter's Survivor Tuition Grant

To be eligible the person applying must be the spouse or child (natural or adopted), of a deceased Michigan police officer or firefighter, who was killed in the line of duty. A child must be less than age 21 at the time of the police officer’s or firefighter’s death. The student is responsible for notifying SSG of a change of address or college choice.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Apply, qualify, and enroll at least half time in a program leading to a certificate or degree at an approved Michigan community college or public university.
  • Be a Michigan resident for 12 consecutive months preceding application. Dependents shall use the parent’s residency status.
  • Provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant is an eligible child or surviving spouse of a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty.
  • Must apply for the first time before the age of 26.
  • Be certified by the financial aid officer of the eligible institution that the waiver is needed to meet tuition expenses. The child’s or surviving spouse’s family income, excluding any income from death benefits attributable to the officer’s or firefighter’s death must demonstrate financial need as determined by SSG.
  • For renewal, meet institution’s satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy.
  • Has not yet received a bachelor’s degree.

See the State of MI website for additional information and application -,4636,7-128-60969_61016-274569--,00.html


Student and Academic Support Division at Lansing Community College

Financial Aid Office
Gannon Building
2nd Floor - StarZone
Phone: (517) 483-1200
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