Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Graduate Student Scholarships

The online Current Student Scholarship Application Portal is now  accepting graduate applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Get started now!

Basic criteria for awards include:

  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen,
  • be currently enrolled in a degree seeking program,
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (undergraduate) or 3.3 (graduate), unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description,
  • have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours as an undergraduate or a minimum of 6 credit hours as a graduate at UM-Dearborn as of 01/01/2016 (classes below 100 level do not count toward the 12 credit hours),
  • not be graduating in May 2016
  • not be receiving a full-tuition scholarship for 2016-2017,
  • be enrolled at least half-time at UM-Dearborn during the semester(s) for which the scholarship is used, unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description (scholarships may be pro-rated for less than full-time enrollment).

The scholarship deadline is March 1, 2016.

The scholarships in the Current Student Scholarship Program are made available through the generous gifts of private donors and alumni of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.


State of Michigan Graduate Scholarship Program

King-Chavez-Parks Initiative, Future Faculty Fellowship Program
The King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program is intended to increase the pool of traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education.  Preference may not be given to applicants on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, or national origin.  Applications are also encouraged from minorities, women, people with disabilities, and individuals from cultural, linguistic, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds who would otherwise not be adequately represented in the graduate student or postsecondary faculty populations. 

CASL Graduate Scholarship Programs

Masters in Environmental Science Graduate Merit Scholarship
Scholarship description:
These merit scholarships may be awarded to graduate students
who have completed at least one semester in residence in the Masters in Environmental Science (MSES) degree program.  The scholarships provide a $1000 tuition remission per semester for a maximum of three semesters for students in good academic standing (see eligibility criteria below).

Scholarship recipients are required to enroll in a minimum of 2 courses (6 credits hours) per semester.  Scholarship recipients must have a 3.3 cumulative GPA at time of application and must maintain a 3.3 cumulative graduate GPA; failure to do so will result in the termination of the scholarship, typically in the academic semester following the non-complying action.
How to Apply:
The applicant must submit a scholarship application form and (up to) a 1000-word personal statement describing his/her academic background, relevant career experiences, academic/career goals and possible research plans that should be considered as factors during the scholarship evaluation process.
Evaluation of Scholarship Applicants:
A graduate scholarship evaluation committee consisting of no fewer than three MSES graduate faculty members will review all applications. The committee will weigh both merit (academic and relevant career experiences) and academic goals/research plans when considering scholarship applicants. Scholarship decisions will be made within six weeks of the respective application deadline, at which time awardees will be notified by the Director of the MSES Graduate Program.
March 10 for Fall Term Awards, November 10 for Winter Term Awards

The Applied and Computational Mathematics Graduate Scholarship
Scholarship description: 
The Applied and Computational Mathematics Graduate Scholarship is a merit and need-based scholarship, which provides up to $1000 per term for a maximum of three terms.  Applicants must be accepted in the M.S. Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics.  Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all graduate courses.  New students who have not completed any graduate courses in the program must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate courses.   
The minimum GPA to qualify and to maintain the scholarship will be 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship recipients are required to enroll in a minimum of 6 credits each term.  
How to Apply:
When completing the online graduate admissions application for the ACM program, be sure to answer the scholarship-related questions asking for a description of your financial situation and any unique circumstances that should be considered.  Those who apply via a paper graduate admissions application or continuing ACM students newly eligible for the scholarship will need to submit this scholarship form to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Program. Director.
March 10 for the following academic year FAll and Winter awards.

Health and Clinical Psychology Graduate Scholarship Program
Scholarship description: 
The Health and Clinical Health Psychology Graduate Scholarship provides $1000 per term and can be renewed for a maximum of three total terms. This competitive scholarship is available to graduate students enrolled in the Master of Science in Health Psychology or Clinical Health Psychology programs who demonstrate high academic achievement and financial need.  In addition to the requirements of a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.6 and maintaining a minimum graduate GPA of 3.75 and 6 graduate credits per semester, the applicant’s engagement in the profession and financial need will be considered.
3.6 Cumulative GPA for new students, 3.75 Cumulative GPA for renewing graduate students.  Recipients must enroll 6 credit hours per term to receive the scholarship.
How to Apply:
When completing the online graduate admissions application, be sure to answer the scholarship-related questions.  Those who apply via a paper graduate admissions application or continuing students newly eligible for the scholarship will need to submit this scholarship application form.
March 15 for new students and for continuing student Fall Term Awards and November 10 for continuing student Winter Term Awards


Additional University-Supported Scholarships

Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Scholarship Program
The CEW awards approximately 38 scholarships among the three University of Michigan campuses annually year to qualified students who have had at least a 48 month interruption in their education and are now enrolled in a degree program.

City Year Detroit Alumni Scholarship
City Year Detroit Alumni Scholarship Program awards at least two scholarships to students who successfully complete the City Year Detroit experience.  The scholarship awards up to $5,350 and is matched with Americorps funds.  The award is for up to two years (four semesters).  Students must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.  Recipients are expected to enroll full-time (less than full-time enrollment awards will be prorated).  Submit City Year documentation to the Director of Admissions and Orientation (1145 University Center).

Community Service Personnel Scholarship
The Community Service Personnel Scholarship Program provides a scholarship valued at 20% of tuition and fees for public safety employees at partnering organizations.  The scholarship is available for degree seeking students and can be used for undergraduate and graduate programs.

Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Scholarship
For graduate international students, the Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Scholarship Program provides up to 80% of the difference between resident and non-resident tuition assessment.  College specific applications can be obtained from the following links:

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services does not have a Non-Resident Scholarship at this time.

Additional information can be obtained from your college advisor.