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Centralis Scholarship Competition

All Centralis Scholarship recipients are admitted to the CMU Honors Program as part of their scholarship package. There are two levels of awards:

Centralis Scholar Award

  • Awarded to high school seniors.
  • Award includes admission to the CMU Honors Program, full tuition (33 credits per year), fees, and room and board for four years and a $5,000 study away award.

Centralis Gold Award

  • Awarded to high school seniors.
  • Award includes admission to the CMU Honors Program, full tuition (33 credits per year) and a $5,000 study away award.

Frequently Asked Questions

All high school seniors who have applied to the university and who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.7 are eligible to compete.


Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
Applications submitted before the deadline will be reviewed by the Centralis Committee. A group of applicants will be selected to participate in one of two Centralis competition events. Tentatively, invitations will be sent out no later than the week of Thanksgiving, November 21. 
The two competition event dates are tentatively Saturday, December 3 and Saturday, December 10.

 

Once you submit an application for admission showing a minimum high school GPA of 3.7, you will see a link to the Centralis application in your applicant portal.

Scholarship decisions for the 2023-2024 academic year will be announced on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

Yes! Honors Program Regular Admission review begins March 1, 2023 and continues on a rolling basis until August 15, 2023 for the 2023-2024 academic year. There is no standardized test score required. Applications will be reviewed, holistically, with emphasis on academic strengths and potential, leadership and involvement, community engagement, critical thinking and creativity, passion and commitment, and alignment with Honors Program core values.

Regular Admission

Your goal in completing the creative piece is to distinguish yourself from the other applicants. This is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the review committee, as you wish, and to make your case for why you should be selected to join the Honors community.

Please contact us at honors@cmich.edu. A member of the Honors Program staff will be happy to answer your questions.