Northern Michigan University offers the following programs to dependents and family members of NMU graduates.  Contact NMU Admissions with any questions:  1-800-682-9797 or

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is offered exclusively to students whose parent (or grandparent) is a Northern Michigan University alumnus and reside in the state of Michigan. The NMU Alumni Association will award up to ten $1,000 Legacy Scholarships annually. Students may re-apply.


In order to qualify to apply for this award, students must meet the following qualifications

  • Must be the child (or grandchild) of a Northern Michigan University graduate.
  • Must be a Michigan resident attending NMU, having earned at least 60 credits.
  • Must be a continuous, full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester for the duration of the award
  • Must complete the Alumni Legacy Certification form.
  • Must complete a Personal Statement paper that addresses the following:
    • Please describe your extracurricular involvement (school, community and/or spiritual organizations) during the past three years;
    • For your parent (grandparent) who is an alum, what do they describe to you as their best memory of their NMU experience?
    • Why did you choose to attend NMU?
    • Any other information you would like to share with the scholarship committee.

Parent (Grandparent)

Non-Michigan Resident Alumni Dependent Tuition Program

In-state tuition rates for non-resident children and grandchildren of alumni. Access the Alumni Dependent Certification Form here