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About the LEAD Scholars Program

The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan established the LEAD Scholars program in 2008 to help foster a more diverse and inclusive U-M.

About the LEAD Scholars Program

The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan established the LEAD Scholars program in 2008 to help foster a more diverse and inclusive U-M.

What Is the LEAD Scholars Program?

As an independent nonprofit organization, the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan started the LEAD Scholars program in 2008. The program aims to encourage already accepted students to enroll at the University of Michigan.

After students are accepted to U-M, but before they’ve made a decision to enroll or not, they are eligible to apply to the program, which provides a financial scholarship and community support.

LEAD Scholars receive a minimum scholarship of $5,000 per year, and it is renewable for a total of four years. Scholars can attend U-M’s Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses.

Who Are LEAD Scholars?

LEAD Scholars are future scientists, broadway stars, doctors, engineers, educators, and lawmakers. Today, they’re actors in theater productions, members of research teams, activists in communities, and leaders of student organizations in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint.

LEAD Scholars make an impact in nearly every school and college across U-M’s campuses, and one day, they will impact industries and communities across the globe.

What Makes LEAD Unique?

LEAD offers so much more than just financial assistance. The LEAD community provides LEAD Scholars an automatic place of belonging on campus, uniting students as they navigate their higher education journeys. Surrounded by like-minded peers and connected to a network of resources, LEAD Scholars have perpetual support throughout their time at U-M.

Hear From LEAD Scholars and Their Families

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