As a result of the many generous donors the University of Michigan-Flint is Fortunate to have, we are able to offer over 200 scholarships each year, in addittion to those listed on this page. These scholarships recognize and support academic excellence, extracurricular activities, service to the university and community, and student research scholarships are offered to students in all programs of study and all grade levels. More information on the scholarship application period is below.
2013-2014 UM-Flint Scholarships
The application period for 2013-2014 scholarships is open. The scholarship application deadline is as follows:
Undergraduate Students - February 15, 2013
Graduate Students (preferred) - February 15, 2013
Graduate Students (final) - June 1, 2013
Scholarships are open to any admitted UM-Flint student. Students may apply only once an aid year. For existing graduate students, to maximize your chances for scholarship consideration, you should file your on-line scholarship application by undergraduate deadline to be considered for those scholarships open to all students regardless of your class level. Your name will also be included for graduate scholarship consideration after the June 1 deadline.
Reply to 28 short questions.
- Are you married?
- Do you have children?
- Do you have legal dependents? (Including children)
- Did you graduate from a Genesee County High School?
- Are you working towards your first undergraduate degree?
- Have you had an interruption, postponement, or break in your education?
If so, please check the appropriate number of years of interruption. Examples of an interruption in your education may include: a period between high school graduation and beginning college of more than 1 year, taking time off during your college education, or any other unusual interruption in your educational career. For example if you had a 2 year interruption check '2 years but less than 3 years'.)
- If you experienced a break in your education, was your break between High School and attending college for the first time?
If not applicable, leave blank
- Are you interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession?
- Have you been accepted into the Teacher Education Program?
If yes, you must submit documentation from the Education Department to the Office of Financial Aid by 5 p.m., February 22, 2013.
- If available, would you plan to enroll in at least one on-line or mixed-mode course during 2013-2014? If yes, enrollment in an on-line or mixed mode class will be verified at a future date to validate eligibility.
- Are you physically or visually challenged or do you have a learning disability? If yes, must register with the Accessibility Services in 264 University Center and have an affirmation statement sent to the Office of Financial Aid by 5:00 p.m. February 22, 2013.
- Do you reside in the Westwood Heights District?
(Commencing at the intersection of Francis and Clio Roads, southerly along Clio Road to Carpenter road including all residences addressing Clio Road; then easterly, including all residences addressing Carpenter Road to Dupont Street; then southerly, including all residences addressing Dupont Street to Fifth Avenue; then westerly, including the residences on the North side of Fifth Avenue/Flushing Road to Elms Road; then northerly to the intersection of Elms and Frances Roads; including addresses on the East side of Elms Road; then easterly to Clio Road; including addresses on the South side of Frances Road.
- Do you plan to reside in First Street Resident Housing for the 2013-2014 academic year?
- Are you a current Student Government Council member at UM-Flint, OR have you served as a Student Government Council member in the past year?
- Are you the child, grandchild, or member of any Rotary Club?
- Are you a current SEIU Local 591 or 517M member, OR, are you the spouse, child or grandchild of a current or former member?
If yes, you must submit documentation (i.e., copy of the membership card) to the Office of Financial Aid by 5 p.m., February 22, 2013.
- Are you or one of your relatives a member of the Flint Bowling Association?
If yes, you must submit documentation (i.e., copy of bowling membership card) to the Office of Financial Aid by 5 p.m., February 22, 2013.
- Is your parent, grandparent, or spouse a graduate of the University of Michigan - Flint?
If yes, please provide the relationship, the name at the time of graduation (maiden name if applicable); date of graduation (i.e., May, 1998); and date of birth (if available) for the Registrar to validate.
- Do you have a parent who is currently a UAW Local 599 member in good standing, with minimum 5 year membership?
If yes, you must submit documentation (i.e., copy of membership card) to the Office of Financial Aid by 5 p.m., February 22, 2013.
- Are you employed on campus?
If yes, you must submit documentation (i.e., copy of recent paycheck) to the Office of Financial Aid by 5 p.m., February 22, 2013. If you are a current Federal Work Study student, you are considered an employee.
- Are you a member (or dependent of a member) of a labor union?
If yes, and you would like to be considered for a scholarship for union family members, submit no more than 2 page (double spaced) separate essay describing the importance of labor unions in your experience to the Office of Financial Aid by 5 p.m., February 22, 2013. If you are related to a LEO member, please indicate who that member is. Otherwise, please provide documentation (membership card) and an explanation of the relationship (child, grandchild, spouse).
- Are you a member of Golden Key at UM-Flint?
- Are you interested in pursuing a career in the banking profession?
- Are you an APTA Member?
- Have you experienced a catastrophic life event which negatively impacts your finances? i.e., death, injury, or illness of immediate family member.
- Are you pursuing higher education to potentially make you more marketable in a second career?
- Are you interested in participating in the Steel Drum Band at UM-Flint, Mott Middle College or Mott Community College?
- Have you been engaged in unpaid volunteer community service?
Write a Brief Biography (150 words or less).
Should include reasons for:
- Pursuing a college education
- Your dedication to your current field of study
- Specific educational and/or professional goals that you have established for yourself
Please document in less than 150 words in the space provided (refer to word count at the bottom of the page).
Note: Please be aware that this information may be shared with scholarship donors and/or media following the scholarship award.
Write a Personal Statement/Essay (no more than 1000 words) addressing all of the following, but not necessarily in any particular order. Feel free to develop these merged answers into a single, continuous 900-1000 word format.
Your Personal Statement/Essay will need to address the following:
- Describe the scholarships and awards you have received and your need for scholarship support.
- Describe your school and community involvement with a special emphasis on active contributions to a club, association, or church.
- Describe any special projects, research, your area of study that you have carried out including experiences in tutoring and teaching
- Describe changes in yourself and your life due to continuing your education
- List your academic and career goals.
- Address your personal financial circumstances, including any unusual or extenuating circumstances, and why you are a worthy candidate for scholarship consideration.
For tips on writing a scholarship essay/personal statement, refer to this link which also includes a sample essay/personal statement.
Note: Some of the information you are asked to provide may seem redundant from that provided in your biography. This information will be used for scholarship committee review.
Additional Information and Review Scholarships
To be considered for Scholarships that may pertain to a specific major, your major needs to accurate by February 22, 2013. To change your major, visit the Registrars Office (266 UPAV).
To be considered for need-based scholarships, you must have a 1314Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) on file with the University of Michigan-Flint (school code: 002327) Office of Financial Aid by February 22, 2013.
Your on-line application must be completed and submitted by February 15, 2013, by 11:59 p.m.
You may not be completed with the scholarship application process yet! In order to be considered for any of the scholarships that require additional information (i.e., letter of recommendations, proof of membership, etc.) you will need to submit the requested documentation by the designated deadline -- February 22, 2013 for Phase I applicants and June 08, 2013 for Phase II applicants.
TIP: Review the minimum criteria (i.e., GPA, major, etc.). Only if you meet the minimum criteria do you need to follow through with submitting the requested additional information. For example, if you are a journalism major with a 3.25 GPA, and you're reviewing the Flint Journal Scholarship (designed for journalism majors with a 3.2 minimum GPA), you need to submit two samples of published works to finalize your scholarship application specific for the Flint Journal Scholarship. On the other hand, if you are reviewing the additional requirements for the Caroline Maxine Duesberry Scholarship, designed for education majors, there is no need to submit documentation designating your acceptance to the Teacher Education program since this would not be applicable to a journalism major. Another example would be if you are a business major and have a 2.7 GPA and want to be considered for the Sonya Carson Scholarship, submit the two-page report describing the life, values and teachings of Sonya Carson to complete the scholarship submission for consideration for the Sonya Carson Scholarship only if you are considered to be a non-traditional students with at least 24 months or more interruption in studies between high school and college. The Sonya Carson is not major-specific, requires a student to achieve a minimum 2.0 GPA, as well as experiencing at least 24 months or more interruption in studies between high school and college., and is contingent upon a student demonstrating financial need. Therefore, filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is also required.
Select [ Scholarship Summaries ] for a more detailed listing of Scholarship criteria.
Review, Accept, and Submit
Notice: By submitting this application electronically, you agree to the following:
- I have read and agree that all statements made in this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. Deliberate falsification or misrepresentation will result in forfeiture of scholarship(s) received from the University of Michigan-Flint.
- By submitting this form I authorize release of my University of Michigan-Flint transcript and educational/financial aid records to the scholarship committees and/or donors. I understand that I must meet the terms and conditions of the scholarship guidelines to receive these funds.
- I understand that as a recipient of a scholarship, information may be shared with scholarship committees, donors, media, and University of Michigan-Flint faculty/staff.
- Receipt of University of Michigan-Flint scholarship(s) and/or private outside scholarships may reduce other federal, state and university financial aid awards, including loans, grants, work study, and scholarships.
- I realize that when I accept awards and scholarships my directory information may be used in news releases.
Note: Scholarship awards are for the fall and winter semesters. Funds will be awarded half for fall and half for winter. A student not attending winter semester will not have the 2nd half of the scholarship awarded for use in prior nor future semesters. If a recipient fails to enroll, cancels, or withdraws for any term covered by the scholarship award, the amount of the award for the term and any subsequent terms will be forfeited. If an award is forfeited, the student will be responsible for any resulting tuition charges or fees.