Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Michael R. and Carol Reno Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Michael RenoFunded through gifts from Michael R. and Carol Reno. Michael received a bachelor's degree from CMU in 1973 and a master's degree from CMU in 1980. He is the president of IXL Glass Company.

The scholarship is awarded annually to one incoming freshman student, as funding permits, who plans to attend CMU and indicates a desire to major in one o​f the academic departments within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The scholarship is non-​renewable.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an incoming freshman.
  • Be a primary resident of the state of Michigan.
  • Have a preferred minimum 3.5 GPA and/or composite ACT of 24 or higher.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor.
  • Submit a one or two-page essay that describes the discipline that the applicant plans to major in and why the applicant is deserving of this scholarship.