LEAD Scholarship

In 2006, Michigan voters passed Proposal 2, which banned, among other things, preferential treatment based on race or ethnicity in college admissions. In addition, universities could no longer accept donations for race- or gender-specific programs.

The following fall, one of the least diverse freshman classes in recent history enrolled on the Ann Arbor campus.

For these reasons, the Alumni Association established the LEAD Scholars Program for those who embody leadership, excellence, achievement, and diversity. The scholarship is available to accepted students to help the best and brightest make their way to Michigan. The Alumni Association — independent from the University — takes full financial and administrative responsibility for this program.

Here’s what it takes to be a LEAD Scholar.

Everything a current LEAD Scholar needs to know is right here.

Learn where the LEAD Scholars are from and what they’re studying.

Support our LEAD Scholarship Program with a donation.