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Financial Aid at Aquinas College

Norbert J. Hruby Scholarship for Community Service/Volunteerism Terms Sheet

  1. Scholarships are awarded to individuals demonstrating a history of leadership through community service/volunteerism. A limited number of scholarships are available each year and are granted by a selection committee.
  2. The scholarship will fund up to 50% of tuition for seven consecutive years or until graduation, whichever occurs sooner. The eligibility period of seven years/graduation will begin the term immediately following notification of a successful application.
  3. Programs Eligible for the Hruby Scholarship: (Traditional undergraduate (e.g. student type “R”), Detroit Mercy Nursing, Certificate in Theological Studies and the WMU Engineering programs are not eligible.)
    • Continuing Education (CE - Adult Undergraduate)
    • Master of Management (MM)
    • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MAC)
    • Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT)
    • Master in Education (Traditional M.Ed.)
    • Master in Education (Accelerated AME)
  4. Criteria:
    1. Individuals who will be new students at Aquinas College, those who have experienced a two-year break since last attending Aquinas, alumni changing program type from undergraduate to graduate and graduate education alumni returning for additional endorsements are eligible to apply for this partial tuition scholarship.
    2. Current Aquinas students are not eligible.
    3. Employees, spouses of employees and dependents of employees who receive some amount of tuition remission are ineligible.
    4. Aquinas College will determine admission eligibility based upon the program requirements in which the student is enrolling.
    5. The scholarship recipient must enroll in classes within one calendar year of notification that his/her application was successful.
  5. Important Financial Aid Details:
    1. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office at 616-632-2893 to determine eligibility for state or federal aid.
    2. The scholarship will be applied to the remaining tuition balance after state and/or federal grants have been applied.
    3. The scholarship amount will be determined by grant aid and employer reimbursement so that all funding sources do not exceed actual tuition charges.
    4. The scholarship applies to tuition itself and not to any other kind of fees.
    5. The scholarship does not apply to courses that already have a reduced tuition rate (Diocesan remission, the Welcome discount for new Continuing Education students, etc.)
    6. The Hruby Scholarship can be combined with privately-funded scholarships; however, it may not be used in conjunction with others, such as the Donnelly Scholarship or athletic aid. It may not be combined with discounts, such as the Ada Business Association discount.
  6. Terms of Renewal:
    1. The scholarship is renewable for seven consecutive years or until graduation, whichever occurs sooner.
    2. The recipient must remain in good academic standing in the program in which he/she is enrolled based on established policy.
  7. Responsibilities of Hruby Scholarship Recipients:
    1. The scholarship recipient must notify the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@aquinas.edu each time he/she registers for classes, according to the directions in the initial congratulatory email. It is only upon notification that scholarship funds will be applied to the student’s account.
    2. The recipient must contact the Financial Aid Office by email with any changes in his/her enrollment status, such as dropping or adding classes, so the proper adjustments can be made to his/her account.
    3. Report change in employer or tuition reimbursement benefits to the Financial Aid Office.
  8. Contact Persons:
    • Regarding scholarship terms: Brenda Hennink, Director of Adult Student Recruitment: hruby@aquinas.edu
    • Regarding administration of scholarship funds: Darcy Kampfschulte, Director of Financial Aid: financialaid@aquinas.edu