The Committed to Excellence and Opportunity Program

What is CEO? 

The Committed to Excellence and Opportunity program (CEO) is a pre – college program at the University of Michigan – Flint under the auspices of the Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives (EOI). The program is primarily funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. We provide first generation college students the opportunity to obtain higher education.

Our Mission Statement 

The CEO Pre-College Program, working as a collaborative community, is dedicated to the development of student scholars through holistic education. Through developing leaders, we will empower students to recognize their potential, maximize their opportunities, promote academic excellence, and utilize their acquired skills for the purpose of attaining a post-secondary degree.

Scholarship Tracks

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•Serves underrepresented groups, first generation and low-income students.
•Greater Genesee County Area
•Admits 6-9th grade students
•Grades 6-12


•Cohort based program, serves entire grade level, begins with 7th grade
•Beecher Community Schools
•Admits every five years (2012, 2017, etc.) Grades 6-12


•First generation college students and low-income students
•Flint, Beecher and Westwood Heights Schools
•Admits students in 8th Grade (2nd Semester)
•Grades 9-12

CEO Principles to Know
  1. Early is On-Time and On-time is Late.
  2. Young men open doors and young ladies say thank you.
  3. Excuses are the tools of the incompetent which build monuments to nothingness and those who specialize in using them, seldom succeed in anything.
6 P’s to Ensure Success 
  • Prior
  • Proper
  • Planning
  • Prevents
  • Poor
  • Performance
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