Wade McCree Scholarship

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is an active participant in this program designed to motivate and challenge students to achieve their fullest potential during their four years in high school. Students entering the 9th grade are selected to participate.

Amount of the Award    

Full-tuition 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.

Scholarship Renewal        

Full-tuition scholarships (in-state rate) are renewable for six semesters, three years (a total maximum of 8 terms awarded) or the completion of a bachelor's degree, whichever occurs first. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and meet the standards of satisfactory academic progress required by all financial aid recipients.


  • High school seniors in the Detroit or Southfield Public School system

  • 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 for academic courses

  • ACT composite score of 21 or higher or combined SAT score of 1060 or higher

  • Admitted to a degree program at University of Michigan-Dearborn

Selection Criteria          
Selection criteria include: completion of a college preparatory program in high school, cumulative GPA of 3.0, and an ACT composite score of 21 or a combined  SAT score of 1060.


For additional information, contact your high school counselor or the Office of Student Life at University of Michigan-Dearborn  at 313-593-5390.

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

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