The number one goal of the Department of Athletics is graduation. The creation of a degree completion scholarship program aims to assist student-athletes in achieving this goal. The Cardinal Cabaret Auction will serve as the source for funding this program, which aims to provide some level of scholarship to student-athletes in their pursuit of a degree. Support for the Cardinal Cabaret Auction comes in many forms: local and regional businesses through sponsorship, advertising and donations; attendance by SVSU faculty, staff, and Cardinal Athletic Club members; attendance by parents of past, present and future student-athletes and members of the local community.
Student-athletes may qualify for this award if they are within 32 credit hours of graduation, have earned a cumulative GPA of a 2.2 and have demonstrated character and leadership in their career as a Cardinal Athlete. The award can be used towards completing the requirements for the first undergraduate degree (unless an undergraduate degree is not offered (e.g. Occupational Therapy). In totality, over $40,000 in degree completion aid will be awarded annually. For a complete list of qualifications for this award please seek out an application from the Athletic Academic Advisor.
Proceeds from the 14th-annual Cardinal Cabaret Auction, will take place on April 18, 2020, provides degree completion scholarships for student-athletes who have exhausted their athletic eligibility but have classes remaining in the 2020-21 academic year.