Scholarship Opportunities for High School Seniors Residing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Up to Full-Tuition

Upper Peninsula students can earn non-competitive, merit-based scholarships, which are based on high school academic achievement and are awarded at the time a student is admitted to Albion College. To learn more about these scholarships, please visit Albion's scholarship calculator.

Additionally, in accordance with the wishes of James A. and Verle A. Klungness, ’50, and William H. and Clifford G. Anderson, ’37, Albion offers a number of full-tuition scholarships to incoming students from the Upper Peninsula. As U.P. residents themselves, the Klungness and Anderson families maintained a strong connection to Albion and wish for others to have similar, life-changing experiences. These scholarships are competitive and require completion of the steps below, along with submitting the general application for admission.

U.P. Scholarship Application Process - to be completed before December 1 of your senior year.

Notify us.

By email, notify the Office of Admission of intent to compete for the Klungness and Anderson Scholarships. Please email Corey Grazul at .


Submit a general application for admission and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). U.P. Scholarship candidates must be admitted to Albion and have a FAFSA on file.

Video Interview.

Schedule a video interview with our committee. Some of our questions will be serious and some senseless; all to get to know you better! Most who choose Albion do so because it just feels right. We want our interview questions to reflect the spirit of our school.


In approximately 500 words, describe how living in the Upper Peninsula has impacted your life. Personal stories, family legacies, cultural ties; we want to know how the U.P. has shaped your identity.

Letter of recommendation.

Consider asking a teacher, coach, pastor, employer, or other community leader who knows you well. We would like to hear about your character, resolve, motivations, idiosyncrasies, and/or abilities in and out of the classroom.

Campus Visit.

A visit to campus is required for scholarship candidacy. We want your decision to attend Albion to be more than simply a financial one. A visit during your junior year, or fall of senior year, will count. For seniors graduating in 2021, a virtual visit will satisfy the campus visit requirement. Please visit our website for scheduling.

Please email Corey Grazul () to submit your essay and letter of recommendation, and to schedule your video interview. Students who are selected to receive a U.P. Scholarship can expect notification by February 1 of their senior year. If offered a U.P. Scholarship, students must accept and submit their enrollment deposit by March 1 of their senior year.

Please contact Corey Grazul, Director for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, with questions regarding this scholarship opportunity. 517/629-0757 or .