Promise Scholar Program (Formally know as Challenge Program)

Tonya C. Bailey

Program Manager
Challenge Program
Phone: (810) 762-3365
Web site:


Promise Scholar Program (Formally know as Challenge Program)

The Promise Scholar Program (Formally know as Challenge Program) is a first-year, academic support program that was designed to benefit students during their transition from high school to college. Students who have demonstrated academic achievement and success yet do not meet one or more of the traditional freshman admissions criteria, are offered contractual admission to the University of Michigan-Flint. Students are recommended by the Office of Admissions and acceptance to University of Michigan-Flint is contingent based on the student’s documented agreement to participate in the Promise Scholar Program.

Promise Scholar provides students with academic coaches, peer mentors, block scheduling, free academic workshops, training in study skills, academic monitoring, and Personalized Education Plans (PEP). Participants are also eligible for the Promise Scholar Program Book Scholarship established by the M-Club of Greater Flint to assist students in purchasing textbooks for their education. Students that participate in Promise Scholar Program’s services tend to successfully move on to their sophomore year and ultimately graduate from the University of Michigan-Flint. Former students of the University’s Promise Scholar Program have gone on to become notable leaders on campus and in their respective communities.

There is no special designation that will make a participant in the program feel different from any other student.  However, active participants receive personalized services that gives them the edge needed to have a successful first year experience and beyond.  As such, this program is yet another example of the University’s commitment of enabling students to reach excellence in education.


Promise Scholar Program (Formally know as Challenge Program) Connections 102 Sessions

Begins Friday, January 9th


Session 1

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Connections 102; Room Location: French Hall (FH) 301

Session 2

  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Connections 102; Room Location: French Hall (FH) 307

Session 3

  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Connections 102; Room Location: French Hall (FH) 350


*Connections 102 Seminars will take place from Friday, January 9, 2015 to Friday, February 13, 2015



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