LEAD Scholarship Student Application

We appreciate your interest in the LEAD Scholars program! Students MUST be admitted to the University of Michigan before applying for the LEAD Scholarship.

  • The LEAD Scholarship application will be available starting in late January 2023 for first-year admitted students planning to enroll at U-M for fall 2023.
  • You must first be admitted to U-M (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint) before applying for the LEAD Scholarship.
  • The LEAD selection process will offer two application deadlines — tentatively late February and late March. Offers will be made in two rounds. We do not anticipate making any additional offers after the May 1 enrollment deadline.
  • It is a competitive selection process. Last year, we received nearly 1,100 applications for limited spots in the fall 2022 LEAD cohort of 72 scholars.

For questions about the LEAD Scholarship and/or the selection process, please contact Phyllis Taylor, Manager of Alumni Student Recruitment & LEAD Scholars, at [email protected] or 734.764.2316.

Looking for additional scholarship opportunities? Many of our alumni clubs and alumni affiliate groups also offer scholarships to incoming and continuing U-M students from their regions.