More scholarships for freshmen

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 Alumni Scholarships  

At least two City Year Alumni 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).

Wade McCree Incentive Scholarship Program 

The Wade McCree Incentive Scholarship 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 GPA of 3.0 and a minimum composite ACT of 21 or a SAT score of 1060.  Please see your high school counselor for details or contact the UM-Dearborn Office of Academic Support and Outreach at 313-593-5340.

Detroit Promise Scholarship

The Detroit Promise Scholarship awards renewable full-tuition scholarships to qualified students who graduate from Detroit high schools (four years of attendance in Detroit high school(s).  Students are required to have a grade point of of 3.0 by February 1st of their senior year and a minimum composite ACT of 21 or SAT 1060.  Additional details are available at Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.

College of Engineering and Computer Science Scholarships

The College of Engineering and Computer Science provides 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
  • Henry Patton Endowed Scholarships are available for incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in electrical, robotics, 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 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.
  • 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.

UM Employee Scholarship Program

The University of Michigan-Dearborn Employee Scholarship 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.

Community Service Personnel Scholarship

The 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.

Michigan Nonprofit Association Scholarship

The Michigan Nonprofit Association Scholarship provides a scholarship valued at 20% of tuition and fees for employees of Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) member organizations.  This scholarship is available for degree seeking students and can be used for undergraduate and graduate programs.

UM System Dependent Tuition Scholarships

UM System Dependent Tuition Scholarship provides scholarship support for tuition and fees 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 (50% appointment or higher). The eligible dependents of UM-Dearborn faculty and staff receive 50% the tuition and fees,  eligible dependents of UM-Flint, UM-Ann Arbor, and the UM Health System receive 20% of tuition and fees. The tuition scholarship is restricted to first time undergraduate study. 

Tuition Differential Scholarship

The Tuition Differential 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 grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) and a SAT combined score of 1020 or an ACT composite score of 20.

Blenda J. Wilson Endowed Incentive Scholarship

Open to Detroit high school graduates who have demonstrated leadership and community service as well as financial need.  Preference given to Wade McCree and Detroit Promise students.  Requires letters of recommendation.  One to three scholarships are awarded annually.  This is a one time award.

Center for the Education of Women Scholarships

Among all three U-M campuses, the Center for the Education of Women awards scholarships to support primary caregivers or have had significant consecutive interruption in education since high school.  Since 2008, CEW has been able to expand the program to include students of all genders.

Athletic Scholarships

The Athletic Department awards renewable and non-renewable scholarships to male and female student athletes. Eligible candidates are contacted by a University representative. Information on selection criteria can be obtained through the Athletic Department at 313-593-5540.

Natural Sciences Scholarship

The Natural Sciences Scholarship Program 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.

U-M Alumni Clubs of Greater Northville and Downriver Scholarships

Provide awards of $500-$2,000 to high school students living in the Greater Northville or Downriver areas.  These are one-time scholarships.

Retired Persons Scholarship Program

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.

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