This fall, UM-Dearborn welcomes freshman Stevan C. Miller II to campus as its first LEAD scholar.
Miller graduated from Southfield Christian High School and joins UM-Dearborn's College of Business as a pre-business student.
Celebrating "Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Diversity," U-M's Alumni Association established the LEAD Scholars program to develop scholarships for incoming students that would support the continued recruitment of a diverse atmosphere at the University of Michigan.
As the association's website explains, with the passage of Proposal 2 in the state of Michigan in 2006, many factors can no longer be considered in the admissions process. Another area that has been affected by Proposal 2 is the effect on private scholarship support since the University can no longer accept donations for race or gender-specific programs.
The Alumni Association, not the University, takes full financial and administrative responsibility for the LEAD scholarship program.
"The LEAD scholars program is a great partnership with the Alumni Association and a way for us to attract and retain a diverse population on our campus," said Christopher Tremblay, executive director of enrollment management and interim director of financial aid at UM-Dearborn.
The scholarship program offers renewable scholarships for up to $10,000 toward in-state tuition or up to $15,000 toward out-of-state tuition for approximately 25 admitted students each year.
For more information about the LEAD Scholars program, or to find out how to contribute, visit the U-M Alumni Association's website.