Founded in 1984, the Retired Persons Scholarship Program (RPSP) offers retirees the opportunity to attend classes alongside traditional-aged students. This integration of younger students and older students into the mainstream academic curriculum bridges the generation gap. A limited number of Retired Persons Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study are available at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Through its commitment to non-traditional student constituencies and the Retired Persons Scholarship Program in particular, UM-Dearborn continues its outstanding tradition of extending quality and excellence in education to the residents of southeast Michigan.