Treasury: MI Student Aid Provides Scholarship Search Experiences

Contact: Danelle Gittus (gittusd@michigan.gov), Ron Leix (leixr@michigan.gov) or call 517-335-2167
Agency: Treasury

Nov. 9, 2017

With Gov. Rick Snyder proclaiming November as Michigan’s Scholarship Month, the Michigan Department of Treasury reminds active learners about MI Student Aid’s scholarship search experience.

The service connects students with thousands of possible scholarship opportunities provided by different organizations throughout the state. Students or their families complete and submit a brief online survey and MI Student Aid service representatives will search for Michigan scholarships, emailing a detailed scholarship report within a week.

“MI Student Aid’s scholarship search experience is an invaluable tool for Michigan’s students,” said Anne Wohlfert, director of Treasury’s Student Financial Services Bureau. “Our MI Student Aid representatives will conduct a thorough scholarship search and return the results to the student. We are ready to help anyone trying to find a way to pay for college.”

With the rising costs of higher education outpacing inflation and the growth of family income, Michigan residents are finding it more difficult to ensure their children’s access to a college education. MI Student Aid assists students and families in identifying and accessing available resources to support a college education.

A Public Policy Institute of California study showed students who receive scholarships and grants are more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than otherwise similar students.

To begin the MI Student Aid scholarship search experience, go to www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid.

Administered by the state Treasury Department, MI Student Aid is Michigan’s go-to resource for finding the financial resources needed to pay for college. For more information, contact MI Student Aid at mistudentaid@michigan.gov, 1-888-4-GRANTS or @mistudentaid on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. 

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