Financial Aid

Freshman Scholarships

All scholarships are based on:

  • a recalculated grade point average (eliminating non-college preparatory classes) from sophomore year until time of application
  • the highest composite ACT score or the highest SAT score (total of Verbal and Math scores only)

All of the UM-Dearborn Scholarships can be renewed (4 year duration) and range from $2,000 annually to full-tuition (in-state rates) and select fees. If a student is eligible for more than one UM-Dearborn funded scholarship, the scholarship of greater value will be awarded. Students receiving UM-Dearborn funded scholarships may also be considered for endowed or donor scholarships.

Apply for Admission by December 15, 2014 for the 2015-2016 academic year, and be instantly eligible for scholarship consideration.

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Chancellorís Scholarship

(each award valued at approximately $47,000 over four years)
The Chancellorís Scholarship awards a full-tuition scholarship for up to four years.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Recalculated grade point average of 4.0 or higher at the time of admission
  • ACT composite of 31* or SAT score of 1380* or higher (highest composite test score used)
  • SAT score is based on total of Verbal and Math scores only
  • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and meet Michigan residency requirements for in-state tuition

Only ACT/SAT scores from tests taken through November of the senior year can be used for Chancellorís Scholarship eligibility.

Scholarship renewal is subject to an annual review. Recipients are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and maintain a minimum of half-time enrollment.


Deanís Scholarship

(each award valued at $12,000 over four years)
The Deanís Scholarship awards an annual scholarship of $3,000 for up to four years.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Recalculated grade point average of 3.7 or higher at the time of admission
  • ACT composite of 27 or SAT  score of 1220 or higher (highest composite test score used)
  • SAT score is based on total of Verbal and Math scores only
  • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and meet Michigan residency requirements for in-state tuition

Scholarship renewal is subject to an annual review. Recipients are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and maintain a minimum of half-time enrollment.


Maize & Blue Scholarship

(each award valued at $8,000 over four years)
The Maize & Blue Scholarship awards an annual scholarship of $2,000 for up to four years.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Recalculated grade point average of 3.5 or higher at the time of admission
  • ACT composite of 25 or SAT score of 1150 or higher (highest composite test score used)
  • SAT score is based on total of Verbal and Math scores only
  • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and meet Michigan residency requirements for in-state tuition

Scholarship renewal is subject to an annual review. Recipients are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and maintain a minimum of half-time enrollment.


Opportunity and Victors Scholarships

(each award valued at $8,000 or Full Tuition)
The Opportunity Scholarship program is designed for high school seniors admitted with a minimum recalculated GPA of 3.0 at the time of admission who are currently enrolled in a Michigan public school district with an economically disadvantaged status of 70% or greater as recognized by the State of Michigan.  Students enrolled in a Michigan charter school are also eligible if:  a) their school is located geographically within an eligible district, or b) their school meets the 70% or greater threshold independently. 

Victors Scholarship awards 25 full-tuition scholarships over four years who are selected from the Opportunity Scholars. Students award the Dean's Scholarship that attend an Opportunity-eligible may participate to compete for one of the 25 full-tuition scholarships.  All Opportunity Scholarship recipients will be invited to interview for one of the Victors Scholarships.

For More Information on Opportunity and Victors Scholarships

Additional Requirements:

  • Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid annually at www.fafsa.gov
  • Students currently enrolled in a Michigan public high school within a school district with an economic disadvantaged status of 70% or greater as recognized by the State of Michigan (details on www.michigan.gov/cepi). Students enrolled in a Michigan charter school are also eligible if: A) their school is located geographically with an eligible district, or B) their school meets the 70% or greater economically disadvantaged threshold independently.
  • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and meet Michigan residency requirements for in-state tuition.

Prior year scholarship recipients should refer to their scholarship contract to verify the specifics of their terms and conditions of award.

All Opportunity Scholarships Program recipients admitted by January 15 will be invited to interview for the full tuition awards.


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