The Engaged Scholar Community

Opportunity Scholars

Creating opportunity for our community, our campus, and ourselves!

The Scholar Community at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is a learning community for the highest achieving students from the state's most economically disadvantaged high schools.  Scholars are devoted to academic excellence, campus engagement, and metropolitan impact. Scholars embody perseverance, achievement and engagement.

After careful thought and consideration, beginning August 31, you are no longer required to earn points in the Talent Gateway. This decision was made in order to better serve you as you matriculate toward graduation. We included this requirement to help you reflect on your academics and your campus and community involvement and how that can impact your growth, but we are changing the requirement because we want to encourage you to engage in ways that are more authentic and autonomous for you.

What does this mean?This means that if your scholarship was removed due to your inability to earn the required points in the Talent Gateway, but you have met the other requirements to be  eligible, your scholarship will be reinstated for the Fall 2021.This means that if you received any notification regarding not meeting the point requirement for the 2020 -2021 academic year, your scholarship has not been suspended

It is important that you understand that you must have met the other requirements of your university funded scholarship. For example, you are required to earn 10,000 points in the Talent Gateway and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA, if you were unable to earn 10,000 points, your scholarship is not in jeopardy. However, if you completed your points, but your GPA falls below the 2.5 GPA requirement, your scholarship may be suspended.

You are encouraged to stay involved within the Talent Gateway to develop the professional skills that employers are looking for in college graduates as you strive for the (M)Talent Distinction on your official transcript. Visit this website to learn more about how to earn the (M)Talent Distinction.


Office of Student Life

2136 - James C. Renick University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Office Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed