The U-M Office of Financial Aid administers a variety of scholarship programs that recognize superior academic achievement, leadership qualities, and potential to contribute to the scholarly community of the university. Some are awarded based partly on financial need and others reflect the university’s commitment to achieving a diverse student body.
Scholarships administered by the U-M Office of Financial Aid are listed on the U-M Office of Financial Aid Scholarship Listing page. Most are awarded automatically to eligible students upon admission, and no application is required beyond the application for admission. Those requiring an additional application are highlighted.
We encourage all students to apply for financial aid to be considered for available scholarships. Entering and continuing students complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and entering students should also complete a CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
- have been admitted to U-M by February 1 (note that a few scholarships have different deadlines), and
- have applied for financial aid by April 30 (to be considered for need-based scholarships).
Graduate Students: The Office of Financial Aid administers only a few scholarships for graduate students (see the U-M Office of Financial Aid Scholarship Listing). The main sources of U-M graduate student scholarship/fellowship opportunities are your U-M school, college, or department (see below) and the Rackham Graduate School. You may also find non-university (private) scholarship opportunities for graduate students on our Private Scholarships page. If you plan to study abroad, the U-M International Institute lists a number of funding opportunities for graduate and professional school students.
University of Michigan schools, colleges, and departments administer their own scholarships. For more information, contact the financial aid or scholarship office of the individual schools and colleges or your academic department:
- Architecture & Urban Planning
- Art & Design
- Center for the Education of Women (CEW)
- Environment and Sustainability (Natural Resources & the Environment)
- Literature, Science, and the Arts
- Music, Theatre & Dance
- Public Health
- Public Policy
- Social Work
- U-M International Institute
Note: U-M school, college, and departmental deadlines and notification dates vary. The schools, colleges, and departments notify students directly if they are awarded one of these scholarships.
University of Michigan Alumni Clubs throughout the country provide scholarships and awards for University of Michigan students from their communities. Scholarships are awarded to undergraduates on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, and community service. Amounts of these scholarships vary.
- Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship
- Rhodes Scholarship
- Marshall Scholarship
- Mitchell Scholarship
- Churchill Scholarship
- Fulbright Scholarship
- Goldwater Scholarship
- Luce Scholars Program
- Truman Scholarship
- Udall Scholarship
- Wallenberg Fellowship