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Foundation Scholars Program

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The Foundation Scholars Program strives to provide a select group of students with a unique college experience through common coursework, living communities, and opportunities to study abroad or improve a social condition in the  local community. 

 Application Criteria

  • Graduating high school senior
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative high school GPA & a minimum 24 ACT/1160 SAT composite score
  • Demonstrated leadership and service in your school and/or community
  • Full undergraduate admission status to SVSU
The selection process is competitive, and we accept a limited number of students each year.  Once your application has been submitted and reviewed, you will be sent a letter informing you of whether or not you have been selected for the program. 

Program Highlights

  • Offers $1,200 to be used toward a study abroad experience or a community service
  • Two designated Foundation Scholars courses (from general education) which only Foundation Scholars students are enrolled in
  • Priority registration
  • An assigned academic advisor (Eric Davis) to assist you with your progress toward graduation
  • Offers extra-curricular activities and events (admission fees are paid by the Foundation Scholars Program
  • The option to reside in the Foundation Scholars Floor of the Living Center
  • An overnight retreat held before the start of fall semester, during which you will be able to meet fellow students, upperclassmen, and staff

Program Requirements

  • Full time enrollment during fall and winter semesters
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Regular meetings (as requested) with your academic advisor

For more information, contact Foundation Scholars Program Coordinator Eric Davis at or (989) 964-4286.

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