Applying for the Philip A. Hart Memorial Scholarship

The Philip A. Hart Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to up to three Michigan students whose ideals and goals reflect those of the Senator. The scholarship is a full-time tuition award and is renewable based on meeting the distinguished scholarship renewal criteria.

Selection Criteria

Graduates of Michigan high schools or community colleges planning to attend Lake Superior State University are encouraged to apply. Eligible students must be accepted for admission for fall semester at LSSU by March 1 and are required to have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average as of their current year of study.

How to Apply

The successful candidates must demonstrate interest in public service, as reflected through leadership roles and volunteer activities in their school and community. Each candidate is required to submit a formal essay not to exceed 1,000 words detailing his or her values, goals, and public service experience. The essay should answer the question: “How do my leadership and public service roles relate to the goals and ideals of Senator Philip Hart?” The successful candidate’s essay will demonstrate his/her knowledge and appreciation of Senator Hart’s career, values and ideals.

Each candidate must submit the following: Completed application, essay, two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s leadership and/or public service activities, and a copy of your most current transcript.

You may also view the Phillip A. Hart Background Letter (pdf) for additional information.

Application materials must be received at Lake Superior State University – postmarked on or before April 1.

Mail to:

Philip A. Hart Memorial Scholarship
c/o Hart Scholarship Committee Chair
Lake Superior State University
650 W Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783