Scholarships for New and Current Graduate Students

Kochoff Pathway to Success Graduate Scholarship

The Kochoff Pathway to Success Graduate Scholarship program was created through the vision of Arthur and Mary Kochoff.  Arthur Kochoff has been described as a "lifelong learner", which he demonstrated by returning to school at the age of 75.  Because Arthur and Mary deeply believed education improves lives, they donated the bulk of their estate to make a college education possible for students who otherwise might not be able to afford to pursue a degree.  A portion of their donation has been set aside for students pursuing graduate studies.

Newly admitted graduate students who meet the eligibility requirements below will automatically be considered for this scholarship with a value up to $2,000.  Awards are pro-rated dependent on actual enrollment and offered until funds are depleted for that award year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • New Master's level admit for Summer or Fall Term (doctoral and specialist-level programs are excluded)
  • ​U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must have completed the FAFSA with an EFC calculated at less or equal to $9,000  (Note: FAFSA Completion Advisory Deadline is May 1 of the award year)
  • Must have a bachelor's cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

For Enrollment Less than 8 Credits

When enrolled less than full-time, the value of the award will be pro-rated as follows:

  • 1-3 credits = 25%   (1 course/3 credit enrollment = $250 value per term)
  • 4-5 credits = 50%  
  • 6-7 credits = 75%   (2 courses/6 credit enrollment = $750 value per term)
  • 8 + credits = 100% (3 courses/9 credit enrollment =  $1,000 value per term)

The scholarship is made only the first year of study (Summer, Fall, Winter terms.)  If there is not consecutive enrollment, the award does not carry over to a future year.

Contact 

Sabrina Guyton, Senior Financial Aid Officer
umd-admin-scholarships@umich.edu

Current Student Scholarship Program

The Current Student Scholarship Program is open for applications with a deadline after March 1, 2017 for 2017-2018 academic year.  Learn more about the scholarships offered by browsing Opportunities.  Login and start your application.

Basic criteria for awards include:

  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen,
  • be currently enrolled in a degree seeking program,
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (undergraduate) or 3.3 (graduate), unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description,
  • have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours as an undergraduate or a minimum of 6 credit hours as a graduate at UM-Dearborn as of 01/01/2017 (classes below 100 level do not count toward the 12 credit hours),
  • not be graduating in May 2017
  • not be receiving a full-tuition scholarship for 2017-2018,
  • be enrolled at least half-time at UM-Dearborn during the semester(s) for which the scholarship is used, unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description (scholarships may be pro-rated for less than full-time enrollment).

The scholarships in the Current Student Scholarship Program are made available through the generous gifts of private donors and alumni of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

State of Michigan Graduate Scholarship Program

King-Chavez-Parks Initiative, Future Faculty Fellowship Program
The King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program is intended to increase the pool of traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education.  Preference may not be given to applicants on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, or national origin.  Applications are also encouraged from minorities, women, people with disabilities, and individuals from cultural, linguistic, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds who would otherwise not be adequately represented in the graduate student or postsecondary faculty populations. 

CASL Graduate Scholarship Programs

Public Affairs Graduate Merit Scholarship
Scholarship description:

The Public Affairs Graduate Merit Scholarship provides up to $1,000 per term for a maximum of three terms.  This competitive scholarship is available to new graduate students who enroll in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs and demonstrate great potential to excel as a graduate student and professional in public administration or public policy. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 in all course taken prior to entering the MPA or MPP and record of engagement in the profession. Financial need will also be considered.

Eligibility 

Recipients must enroll in a minimum of 6 credits per semester and maintain a 3.5 graduate GPA on a 4.0 scale in order to maintain eligibility for the scholarship.

How to Apply

When completing the online graduate admissions application for MPA or MPP program, be sure to answer the scholarship-related questions.  Those who apply via a paper graduate admissions application will need to submit this supplemental application.

Deadline

July 31 for Fall Term Awards and November 15 for Winter Terms Awards
 

Masters in Environmental Science Graduate Merit Scholarship
Scholarship description

These merit scholarships may be awarded to graduate students who have completed at least one semester in residence in the Masters in Environmental Science (MSES) degree program.  The scholarships provide a $1000 tuition remission per semester for a maximum of three semesters for students in good academic standing (see eligibility criteria below).

Eligibility

Scholarship recipients are required to enroll in a minimum of 2 courses (6 credits hours) per semester.  Scholarship recipients must have a 3.3 cumulative GPA at time of application and must maintain a 3.3 cumulative graduate GPA; failure to do so will result in the termination of the scholarship, typically in the academic semester following the non-complying action.

How to Apply

The applicant must submit a scholarship application form and (up to) a 1000-word personal statement describing his/her academic background, relevant career experiences, academic/career goals and possible research plans that should be considered as factors during the scholarship evaluation process.

Evaluation of Scholarship Applicants

A graduate scholarship evaluation committee consisting of no fewer than three MSES graduate faculty members will review all applications. The committee will weigh both merit (academic and relevant career experiences) and academic goals/research plans when considering scholarship applicants. Scholarship decisions will be made within six weeks of the respective application deadline, at which time awardees will be notified by the Director of the MSES Graduate Program.

Deadlines

March 10 for Fall Term Awards, November 10 for Winter Term Awards
 

The Applied and Computational Mathematics Graduate Scholarship
Scholarship description 

The Applied and Computational Mathematics Graduate Scholarship is a merit and need-based scholarship, which provides up to $1000 per term for a maximum of three terms.  Applicants must be accepted in the M.S. Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics.  Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all graduate courses.  New students who have not completed any graduate courses in the program must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate courses.   

Eligibility

The minimum GPA to qualify and to maintain the scholarship will be 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship recipients are required to enroll in a minimum of 6 credits each term. 

How to Apply

When completing the online graduate admissions application for the ACM program, be sure to answer the scholarship-related questions asking for a description of your financial situation and any unique circumstances that should be considered.  Those who apply via a paper graduate admissions application or continuing ACM students newly eligible for the scholarship will need to submit this scholarship form to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Program. Director.

Deadline

March 10 for the following academic year Fall and Winter awards.
 

Health and Clinical Psychology Graduate Scholarship Program
Scholarship description

The Health and Clinical Health Psychology Graduate Scholarship provides $1000 per term and can be renewed for a maximum of three total terms. This competitive scholarship is available to graduate students enrolled in the Master of Science in Health Psychology or Clinical Health Psychology programs who demonstrate high academic achievement and financial need.  In addition to the requirements of a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.6 and maintaining a minimum graduate GPA of 3.75 and 6 graduate credits per semester, the applicant’s engagement in the profession and financial need will be considered.

Eligibility

3.6 Cumulative GPA for new students, 3.75 Cumulative GPA for renewing graduate students.  Recipients must enroll 6 credit hours per term to receive the scholarship.

How to Apply

When completing the online graduate admissions application, be sure to answer the scholarship-related questions.  Those who apply via a paper graduate admissions application or continuing students newly eligible for the scholarship will need to submit this scholarship application form.

Deadline

March 15 for new students and for continuing student Fall Term Awards and November 10 for continuing student Winter Term Awards

 

Additional University-Supported Scholarships

Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Scholarship Program

The CEW awards approximately 38 scholarships among the three University of Michigan campuses annually year to qualified students who have had at least a 48 month interruption in their education and are now enrolled in a degree program.

City Year Detroit Alumni Scholarship     
City Year Detroit Alumni Scholarship Program awards at least two scholarships 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).

UM Employee Scholarship Program

The University of Michigan-Dearborn 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 Program 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    

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

Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Scholarship

For graduate international students, the Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Scholarship Program provides up to 80% of the difference between resident and non-resident tuition assessment.  College specific applications can be obtained from the following links:

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services does not have a Non-Resident Scholarship at this time.

Additional information can be obtained from your college advisor.