What is the Michigan Achievement Scholarship?

The Michigan Achievement Scholarship (MAS) is a new program that pays toward college for recent high school graduates, as well as for graduates of high school equivalent programs, such as a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

At community colleges like Mott Community College, the scholarship awards up to $2750 in financial aid per year.

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Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship at MCC, you must:

  • Be a Michigan resident since July 1st of the most recent calendar year.
  • Have graduated from high school OR completed a certificate of high school completion / equivalence in Michigan during/after 2023.
  • Have demonstrated financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA), with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $25,000 or less.
  • Have enrolled as a full-time student at an eligible institution within 15 months of graduation OR of earning a high school / equivalency certificate.

How to apply.


Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This may be completed before you receive your diploma / certificate.


Create an MiSSG Student Portal account 3-5 business days after submitting your FAFSA.


Submit an application to Mott Community College.

Some more details on the program:

  • Recipients will need to resubmit their FAFSA each year.
  • Students who are incarcerated or who are in default on federal student loans are ineligible for the MAS.
  • Scholarships may be applied to tuition, vs. books, other needs.
  • For more information, please visit the state website for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship.

Not eligible for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship?