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Michigan Achievement Scholarship

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Michigan Achievement Scholarship

The Michigan Achievement Scholarships are designed to help recent high school graduates in Michigan receive funds for continuing education. Eligible students could receive financial aid to attend a college or university with the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, or for a career training program with the Michigan Achievement Skills Scholarship.

Informational Sessions

Students and families are encouraged to join us for a virtual informational session to learn more about the Michigan Achievement Scholarship. 

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Find the path that's right for you!

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Community College

Interested in earning a skill certificate or associate degree? The Michigan Achievement Scholarship could be for you!

  • The Community College Guarantee helps recent high school graduates earn a skill certificate or associate degree at their local community college tuition-free!
  • All recent Michigan high school graduates are eligible—regardless of family income.
  • If you receive the federal Pell grant, you’re eligible for a $1,000 bonus to help pay for living expenses like books, transportation, and rent.

Community College Guarantee Details

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Public or Private University

Interested in earning a bachelor's degree? The Michigan Achievement Scholarship could be for you!

  • Those who qualify could receive up to $27,500 to attend a Michigan public university, private college or university, or enroll in a four-year degree program at a Michigan community college. That’s up to $5,500 per year for up to five years. 

Public and Private University Details

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Career Training

Interested in developing your skills in a career training program? The Michigan Achievement Skills Scholarship could be for you!

  • Those who qualify could receive up to $2,000 per year for up to two years to earn an industry-recognized certificate for a faster track to a high-paying career.

Career Training Details


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Frequently Asked Questions

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In the News

Michigan Achievement Scholarship has the support of many partners and is featured in various news stories. 

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What is Michigan's Sixty by 30 goal?

To increase the number of working-age adults in Michigan with a skill certificate or college degree from 51.5% today to 60% by 2030. The Michigan Achievement Scholarship will strive to make this goal a reality by making college more affordable for students and families.

Michigan.gov/Sixtyby30

The Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential is not affiliated with National Merit Scholarship Corporation or its registered trademarks National Achievement®, Achievement Scholarship®, or Achievement Scholar®.