Financial Aid at Aquinas College

Continuing Education & Graduate Students: Scholarships and Discounts

Scholarships and Discount for Adults

John F. Donnelly Scholarship

(Continuing Education and Graduate Students may apply)

Aquinas College and several area organizations partner to offer eligible employees the John F. Donnelly Scholarship.  This partial tuition scholarship is available to Continuing Education and graduate students who are new to Aquinas College or have had at least a two-year interruption since last attending Aquinas. Alumni changing program type from undergraduate to graduate and graduate education alumni returning for additional endorsements are also eligible to apply. In addition, one must be employed with a participating school district or area corporation.

If you work for one of the organizations listed below, contact your human resources department for further information regarding the Donnelly Scholarship.  You may also address questions to Aquinas College by emailing donnelly@aquinas.edu.

School Districts Participating in the Donnelly Program

Belding Area Schools

Byron Center Public Schools

Caledonia Community Schools

Cedar Springs Public Schools

Comstock Park Public Schools

Coopersville Area Public Schools

Diocese of Grand Rapids

Diocese of Kalamazoo

East Grand Rapids Public Schools

EDUStaff, LLC

Forest Hills Public Schools

Godfrey Lee Public Schools

Godwin Heights Public Schools

Grand Haven Area Public Schools

Grand Rapids Christian Schools

Grand Rapids Public Schools

Grandville Calvin Christian Schools

Grandville Public Schools

Grant Public Schools

Greenville Public Schools

Holland Christian Schools

Holland Public Schools

Hudsonville Public Schools
Ionia ISD

Jenison Public Schools

Kelloggsville Public Schools

Kenowa Hills Public Schools

Kent City Community Schools

Kent Intermediate School District

Kentwood Public Schools

Lowell Area Schools

Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System

Muskegon Public Schools

National Heritage Academies

Newaygo Public Schools

Northview Public Schools

Reeths-Puffer Schools

Rockford Public Schools

Sparta Area Schools

Thornapple-Kellogg Schools

Tri County Area Schools

Wayland Union Schools

West Ottawa Public Schools

Wyoming Public Schools

Zeeland Christian School

Zeeland Public Schools

Companies Participating in the Donnelly Program

Advanced Central Services

Autodie, LLC

Bissell

Butterball Farms, Inc.

Cascade Engineering

Cherry Health

City of Grand Rapids

Consumers Energy

Credit Union ONE

Dematic

Diocese of Grand Rapids

Diocese of Kalamazoo

Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids (Associates, Employees, Former Members, Sisters)

East Grand Rapids Public Safety

EDUStaff, LLC

Eisele Connectors, Inc.

Farmers Insurance Group

Federal-Mogul, LLC

Feyen Zylstra, LLC

Fifth Third Bank

Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Gill Industries, Inc.

Gordon Food Service

Grand Rapids Fire Department

Grand Rapids Public Library

Grand Valley Health Plan

GROW

Haworth

Heart of West Michigan United Way

Herman Miller, Inc.

Hope Network

Irwin Seating Company

Kent County

Kent District Library

Knape & Vogt

L-3 Avionics Systems
Lacks Enterprises, Inc.

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Marywood Health Corporation

Meijer, Inc.

Mercy Health-Grand Rapids (Trinity Health Employees)

Mercy Health Saint Mary's

Mercy Health Physician Partners

Metro Health

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

Michigan Family Resources/Head Start for Kent County

MLive

MOKA

Oliver Healthcare Packaging

PADNOS

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Porter Hills

Progressive AE

Rapid Engineering

Rapidparts, Inc.

The Salvation Army Grand Rapids Kroc Center

Schuler Books & Music

Sparrow Health Systems

SpartanNash

Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health Pennock

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital

Steelcase

SUSPA, Inc.

United Bank

URS Corporation

Wedgwood Christian Services

Williams Group

Wolverine World Wide, Inc.

WXMI - FOX 17

X-Rite

Ada Business Association Discount

(Continuing Education and Graduate Students may apply)

Do you work for an organization that is a current member of the Ada Business Association?  Aquinas College has partnered with the Ada Business Association to offer tuition discounts for eligible employees of existing member organizations who are in good standing.  Providing a 20% tuition discount, it can be used for up to seven years or until graduation, whichever is sooner.  Additionally, it can be used for any number of classes at the undergraduate or graduate level to start or finish an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree, earn an additional degree or for personal or professional enrichment.  Click here for further details.  To apply for the discount, submit this application form.  You may also address questions to Aquinas College by emailing adabusiness@aquinas.edu.

Hruby Scholarship for Community Service/Volunteerism

(Continuing Education and Graduate Students may apply)

Hruby Scholarships are available to students enrolling for the first time in their current program or to students who have had at least a 2-year break since last attending Aquinas.  A selection committee awards the scholarships based on community service/volunteerism. Once received, the scholarship is available for seven years or until graduation, whichever occurs sooner; and it provides a 50% tuition scholarship. Click here to download the application and the scholarship terms sheet to learn more. Please read these thoroughly prior to applying to ensure you understand the scholarship fully. Applications for students beginning the Spring 2020 term must be received via email by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  This is a firm due date and time. Further instructions are on the application form.

(Note: The selection process for those beginning classes in the Fall of 2019 is now complete.  If you are a new student beginning in the Fall of 2019, you may email hruby@aquinas.edu to request a one-time exception for permission to submit your application in the upcoming selection process in December.  Please include your first name, last name, phone number and request details in your email. If you are selected to receive the scholarship, it will begin with the Spring 2020 semester and not be retroactive.)

Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship

(Continuing Education Students Only)

Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) is an honor society which partners with colleges and universities to celebrate the scholarship and leadership of undergraduate adult learners in higher education. Because Aquinas has an ASL chapter on campus, Aquinas Continuing Education students who plan to attend Aquinas during the fall and spring semesters of the current academic year, and who meet certain criteria are eligible to apply. Application forms are available online.

Master of Management Alumni Scholarship

(Graduate Students Only)

Thanks to generous MM Alumni donations, Aquinas College is offering partial tuition scholarships for students in the Masters of Management program.

Wyoming Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce Discount

(Continuing Education and Graduate Students may apply)

Do you work for an organization that is a current member of the Wyoming Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce?  Aquinas College has partnered with the Wyoming Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce to offer tuition discounts for eligible employees of existing member organizations who are in good standing.  Providing a 20% tuition discount, it can be used for up to seven years or until graduation, whichever is sooner.  Additionally, it can be used for any number of classes at the undergraduate or graduate level to start or finish an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree, earn an additional degree or for personal or professional enrichment.  Click here for further details.  To apply for the discount, submit this application form.  You may also address questions to Aquinas College by emailing wkacc@aquinas.edu.