Michigan Competitive Scholarship

The Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS) was established in 1964, (P.A. 208) to foster the pursuit of postsecondary education. MCS is awarded to students showing promise of satisfactory completion of postsecondary study.

MCS program is available to undergraduate students pursuing their first degrees at an approved Michigan postsecondary institution. Students must demonstrate both financial need and merit. Eligible applicants must have a qualifying SAT score of at least 1200 (starting with the Class of 2017). Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 to receive priority consideration.

Funds are appropriated annually in the Higher Education Appropriations Act. This program is administered by the Student Scholarships and Grants Division.

Additional information and eligibility requirements are on the MCS Fact Sheet.