Paying for graduate school is an investment in your future.
UM-Dearborn is committed to working with you through the financial aid process and helping prepare you for long-term success. With less debt and a University of Michigan degree, you’ll be able to put your dreams into motion sooner. We encourage graduate students to explore all applicable scholarship opportunities, a few are listed below. Additional graduate scholarships are offered through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
CASL Graduate Scholarship Programs
Public Affairs Graduate Merit Scholarship
The Public Affairs Graduate Merit Scholarship provides up to $1,000 per term for a maximum of three terms. This competitive scholarship is available to new graduate students who enroll in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and demonstrate great potential to excel as a graduate student and professional in public administration or public policy. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 in all course taken prior to entering and a record of engagement in the profession. Financial need will also be considered.
Recipients must enroll in a minimum of 6 credits per semester and maintain a 3.5 graduate GPA on a 4.0 scale in order to maintain eligibility for the scholarship.
How to Apply
When completing the online graduate admissions application, be sure to answer the scholarship-related questions.
July 31 for Fall Term Awards and November 15 for Winter Terms Awards
Masters in Environmental Science Graduate Merit Scholarship
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
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 continuing ACM students, newly eligible for the scholarship, will need to submit this scholarship form.
March 10 for the following academic year Fall and Winter awards.
Health and Clinical Psychology Graduate Scholarship Program
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 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
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 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).
The University of Michigan-Dearborn provides scholarship support of 25% of assessed tuition and fees that benefit the staff and faculty of the entire University of Michigan System (Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn, and the Health System) who attend the University of Michigan-Dearborn as a degree seeking undergraduate or graduate student.
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.
Provides a scholarship valued at 20% of tuition and fees for employees of the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) member organizations. This scholarship is available for degree seeking students and can be used for undergraduate and graduate programs.
For graduate students, the Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Scholarship Program provides up to 80% of the difference between resident and non-resident tuition assessment.
Additional information can be obtained from your college advisor.