Give to LEAD Scholarships

Give To LEAD Scholarships

LEAD Scholars General Fund

Your gift provides support to underrepresented minority students, accepted to the University of Michigan, through merit-scholarships and inclusive programming that aims to foster community and empower scholars throughout college and beyond. Scholarships are awarded to students that demonstrate leadership, excellence, achievement, and diversity.

"Becoming a LEAD Scholar gave me the assurance that I was going to be part of a community within such a large university — not merely any community, but one that encourages and embraces my background and culture." — Ignacio Barreras, '23

LEAD Emergency Assistance Fund

Your expendable gift provides immediate relief to LEAD Scholars who face financial strains. Support includes housing, books, emergency travel, fees, emergency medical assistance, or other unexpected hardships.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Your expendable gift helps ease the burden of tuition for admitted Black students in pursuit of a world-class education through merit-based scholarships. This LEAD Scholarship recognizes leadership, excellence, and achievement within the Black community.

Gabriel Hargo Scholarship Fund for Michigan Law

Expendable scholarship for Black students admitted to the Law School. Gifts to this scholarship are used immediately to help Michigan compete with other top law schools and enhance racial diversity in our graduate student population.

Bequests and Estate Plan Gifts

Including the LEAD Scholars program in your will or trust is an easy way for you to leave a lasting impact on the University of Michigan. To learn more, including why it’s beneficial to document your intention with us, please download and review the below documents. Questions? Please contact us at LEADgiving@umich.edu.

Why Your Gift Matters

See what kind of impact your gift can make on students.