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Alumni Legacy Scholarship
The Alumni Legacy Scholarship Program perpetuates the legacy of the University of Michigan-Dearborn tradition by providing scholarships to academically talented students with familial or significant relationships to UM-Dearborn graduates.

City Year Detroit Alumni Scholarships
At least two scholarships will be awarded 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).

College of Engineering and Computer Science
Many scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students entering an approved College of Engineering and Computer Science.  Students are considered automatically for awards.  With one exception, no additional application is needed.

  • Chrysler Scholarships are available for incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in engineering or computer science
  • Ford Motor Company Scholarships are available for incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in engineering or computer science
  • Henry Patton Endowed Scholarships are available for incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in electrical or computer engineering
  • Junge Family Endowed Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen from Michigan high schools and transfer students from Jackson Community College, Henry Ford Community College, Calvin College or Hope College in industrial and systems engineering or manufacturing engineering.  This scholarship can be renewed.
  • Dr. Roger G. Klungle and Debra Lynn Klungle Endowed Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students pursuing a degree in industrial engineering and manufacturing engineering.  This scholarship can be renewed.
  • Detroit Edison Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering.
  • General Dynamics Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students in engineering or computer science.
  • IMSE Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students in industrial and manufacturing systems.
  • Carole and Anthony Fielek Endowed Scholarships are available to freshmen and transfer students in engineering.
  • Rebecca Ann Campbell Memorial Scholarships are available to freshmen and transfer students in engineering.

Community Service Personnel Scholarship
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.

Dependent Tuition Scholarship
Provides scholarship support for tuition only to the IRS-dependent children, spouses, other qualified adults (OQA) and IRS-dependent of OQA of regular part-time and full-time staff and faculty at the University of Michigan-Dearborn (50% appointment or higher). The 50% tuition scholarship is restricted to first time undergraduate study. The application process is through the Office of Admissions and Orientation. This scholarship is restricted to Michigan residents who are U.S. citizens/permanent residents.  Michigan residency is defined by the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Participants in this program must meet all admission and eligibility requirements of the University in effect at the time of enrollment.

Natural Sciences Scholarship
Awards two $1,500 scholarships to students who have excelled in all high school science and math courses and have a demonstrated involvement in the area of Natural Sciences.

Retired Persons Scholarship Program
Provides tuition support for students who have reached the 60th birthday prior to  registration in this program and be a "retired person"--to have no current career or employment.

Wade McCree Incentive Scholarship Program
Awards renewable full-tuition scholarships to qualified students from the Detroit or Southfield Public School System. Students are selected to participate in this program in the 9th grade by school administrators. Students are required to have a minimum recalculated GPA of 3.0 and a minimum composite ACT of 21 or a SAT score of 970.  Please see your high school counselor for details or contact the UM-Dearborn Office of Academic Support and Outreach at 313-593-5340.

Detroit Compact Scholarship
Awards renewable full-tuition scholarships to qualified students from the Detroit Compact High Schools. Students are selected to participate in this program by school administrators. Students are required to have a minimum recalculated GPA of 3.0 and a minimum composite ACT of 21 or SAT combined score of 970.  Additional details are available at the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, 313-596-5340.

Center for the Education of Women Scholarships (among all three U-M campuses) Awards approximately 40 scholarships each year to qualified students who have had at least a 48-month interruption in their education and are now enrolled in a degree program.

Athletic Scholarships
The Athletic Department awards renewable and non-renewable scholarships to athletes in basketball (women and men), volleyball (women), soccer(men's), softball (men's), and lacrosse (men's). Eligible candidates are contacted by a University representative. Information on selection criteria can be obtained through the Athletic Department at 313-593-5540.

Non-Residential Scholarship
Awards a renewable scholarship for the difference between residential and non-residential tuition.  An eligible student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant or a Mexican citizen.  Freshmen must have a recalculated grade point average of 3.4 (4.0 scale) and a ACT composite score of 24 or SAT combined score of 1090.