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You Know What They Say — Great Lakes, Great Career Training

Did you graduate high school in 2023 or after and are interested in a fast track to a great career? You may be eligible to receive up to $4,000 for a career training program with the Michigan Achievement Skills Scholarship! The first step? Find an eligible program.

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Those who qualify could:

  • Receive up to $2,000 per year for up to two years.
  • Earn an industry-recognized certificate.
  • Get on the fast track to a high-paying career.


Top reasons to pursue career training in Michigan:

The Michigan Achievement Skills Scholarship offers up to $4,000 over two years:

  • Lowering out-of-pocket costs by thousands of dollars each year, helping to alleviate the need for loans or accumulation of debt.

Access accelerated paths toward employment:

  • Connecting you with well-paying jobs with high potential of job placements.
  • Obtaining real-life work experience and network connections.
  • Offering job security in high-demand skilled trades.

Interested in pursuing a college degree?

Students who choose to attend an eligible Michigan college or university could qualify to receive the Michigan Achievement Scholarship.

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To qualify for the Michigan Achievement Skills Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a Michigan resident for at least the immediately preceding year.
  • Have graduated from high school in Michigan with a diploma or a certificate of completion or achieved a high school equivalency certificate in 2023 or after.
  • Have not yet earned an associate or bachelor’s degree.
  • Have not yet earned a degree, certificate, or other credential with this scholarship.

Qualifying for a career is as easy as 1-2-3

How do you receive the scholarship? The process to apply is simple:

  1. Find an eligible career training provider that's right for you!
  2. Complete the Michigan Achievement Skills Scholarship application in the MiSSG Student Portal.
  3. Enroll in an eligible career training program.

Note: Be sure to give the provider of the career training program proof of your high school diploma, certificate or completion or equivalent.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Handbook for Career Training Providers

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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®.

Authority: Public Act 103 of 2023.