Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship

A Bachelor’s Degree is usually earned at a four-year college or university. Articulation agreements with eleven four-year colleges and universities in Michigan allow providers working in the field of early childhood to transfer credits earned from a community college, and apply them toward a Bachelor’s Degree. The Bachelor’s Degree scholarship pays for the majority of the cost towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education / Child Development. A travel stipend, paid release time, and bonus are awarded based on eligibility. Scholarship recipients must commit to remain in their sponsoring program or the field of early childhood education for one year following the completion of their contract. You may be eligible for the Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship if you:

  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week in one of the following settings or in one of the following roles:
    • Licensed or registered center-based, family, or group home provider
    • Great Start to Quality Resource Center
    • Early childhood education faculty
    • Early Childhood Specialist
    • Child Day Care Licensing
    • Home Visiting (Including Early On)
    • Other early childhood focused organizations
  • Meet income eligibility guidelines
  • Have been admitted to one of the participating colleges/universities
  • Are eligible to receive Michigan in-state student tuition rate
  • Have a minimum of 55 credits that will articulate towards a Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or child development
  • Provide evidence that you have applied for financial aid