Promise Scholar Program



Our Purpose  

The Promise Scholar Program was created to support students whose previous academic performance did not meet standard admission, but who have the potential to succeed academically through taking part in a supportive campus community. Through our interview process, we identify students who are passionate about obtaining their bachelor’s degree here at the University of Michigan-Flint. Broadly, the Promise Scholar Program is designed to provide an environment that is dedicated to your unique academic success and personal development in college. 


Our Vision 

Promise Scholars are part of a Learning Community designed to be an exciting and supportive environment that is dedicated to academic success, personal development, and community engagement to college. The University of Michigan-Flint Promise Scholar Program seeks to retain and graduate competent and engaged citizens. Our curriculum is designed to help motivated students with diverse academic strengths and interests achieve the goals they have set for themselves and be successful in all aspects of their lives at the University of Michigan – Flint.


Program Goals 

  1. Promise Scholars will successfully transition to the University of Michigan- Flint, achieve and persist every semester to proudly earn their Bachelor’s degree in 6 years or less.
  2. Promise Scholars will cultivate growth mindsets to persist through adversity, fortify their self-confidence, and cultivate an authentic sense of belonging, as supported through their Holistic Success Coach.
  3. Promise Scholars will participate in core program activities throughout the academic year and summer/spring semesters to ensure they reach key academic and personal milestones.
  4. Promise Scholars will engage in diverse skill building experiences to enrich their local, national, and international perspectives as a leader and agent of change.


Prospective Promise Scholars Selection Criteria

To enter the program, each candidate must:

  1. Submit an application to the University of Michigan-Flint.
  2. Meet the admission requirements for the Promise Scholar Program and proceed with the interview process. 

Recruitment typically takes place during the Winter semester. For more information about University of Michigan-Flint admission requirements for the Promise Scholar Program, click on the box below:

Admission requirements