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    Freshman Scholarships and Grants

    Academic Scholarships
    Up to $25,000

    Merit scholarships are awarded to students based on information provided during the application process including grade point average, ACT/SAT scores as well as leadership, service, and other extracurricular activities.

    Alumni Grant

    Dependent undergraduate students who have a parent(s) who graduated from University of Detroit Mercy, University of Detroit or Mercy College of Detroit are eligible to receive an Alumni Grant. 

    America’s Marketing High School (AMHS) Scholarship

    High school students who are active members of America's Marketing High School are eligible to receive the America's Marketing High School Scholarship.  This scholarship is offered to support and advance the career aspirations of business students in the fields of marketing/advertising, entrepreneurship, and other like professions.

    Catholic Education University Grant
    $2,500 - $5,000

    Students who attended a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Detroit from grades 1-12 are eligible to receive $5,000 a year. Those who attended and graduated from a Catholic high school (grades 9-12 only) are eligible to receive $2,500 a year.

    Commerce Scholarship 
    Up to $25,000

    Freshmen interested in pursuing a major in business and have a minimum composite score of 30 on the ACT (or 1340 on the SAT), a minimum grade point average of 3.5, and evidence of significant community involvement or leadership are eligible to receive the Commerce Scholarship.  

    McNichols Puritan Lodge Community Counsel (MPLCC)
    Full Tuition

    High school students need to be a resident of the McNichols Puritan Lodge Community Counsel (MPLCC) area, which includes the boundaries of West McNichols on the north, and Lodge Freeway to the south, with Livernois on the west and Log Cabin and Idaho Streets on the east.  Candidates will be invited for a scholarship interview.

    Sibling Grant

    Students who have a sibling enrolled simultaneously at Detroit Mercy are eligible to receive the Sibling Grant. Both siblings must be enrolled at the same time in a full-time undergraduate program leading to a first bachelor’s degree.

    Theatre Performance Scholarship
    Up to $21,000

    Full-time freshmen pursuing a major in theatre are eligible for the Theatre Performance Scholarship. Students must be regularly accepted to the Theatre program and invited to audition.

    Visit Grant

    High school students who make an official visit to University of Detroit Mercy by May 1 of their senior year will be awarded the $1,000 campus visit grant upon enrollment at Detroit Mercy.  

    The application for admission serves as the application for University scholarships and grants.  Students entering directly from high school are eligible for the above awards.

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 89% of students employed within six months of graduation.

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