The University of Michigan-Dearborn is a partner in this program established to assist students who are residents of the city of Detroit and graduate from city of Detroit high schools.
Amount of the Award
Renewable full-tuition (in-state rate) scholarships are awarded annually which cover tuition and selected fees at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Students are required to be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours). The award amount will be adjusted by the amount of Federal Pell Grant eligibility: the two awards will be combined to fully cover tuition and fees.
Full-tuition scholarships are renewable for six semesters, three years (a total of 8 semesters received) or the completion of a bachelor's degree, whichever occurs first. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and meet the standards of satisfactory academic progress required by all financial aid recipients.
Resident of the city of Detroit from the 9th through the 12th grades
High school seniors who attend all four years and graduate from any Detroit high school: Detroit Public Schools, Education Achievement Authority (EAA), charter, private, parochial, or home school. A student can attend more than one city of Detroit high school and still be eligible.
U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status and state of Michigan residency (as defined by the University of Michigan)
GPA of 3.0 or higher by February 1st of senior year
ACT composite score of 21 or higher or a combined SAT score of 1060 or higher (For Fall 2022, test scores are optional)
Promise scholars must also apply for federal financial aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form may be filed electronically at www.fafsa.gov after January 1st of each year. The 2022-23 application was available on October 1, 2021.
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