Eastern Michigan University awards millions of dollars in academic scholarships each year. Most will be awarded to students who participate in our annual Presidential Scholarship Competition. High school students in the Class of 2016 will participate in the Presidential Scholarship Competition on December 5, 2015 or December 12, 2015. The Presidential Scholarship Competition for members of the Class of 2015 took place in December 2014. Qualified students will be competing for a chance to receive our largest academic award - a four-year full-ride Presidential Scholarship, valued at approximately $69,500 over four years. Traditionally, 16-20 Presidential Scholarships are awarded each year. Out-of-state students (excluding Michigan and Ohio) will also receive the National Scholars award which pays the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition rate for up to 30 credits per year for 4 years.