Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship

Fifteen years ago, the Faculty Senate established the U-M Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship. The scholarship is a unique way for the university’s faculty to directly support the undergraduate students who give this university so much of its vitality and mission. The scholarship is based on financial need and academic merit, offering a world-class education to students despite the obstacles that might otherwise block their path. It rotates annually among the university’s three campuses and currently supports four undergraduate students, with renewable scholarships of $3,000 for up to four years.

This year, the Faculty Senate aims to bring renewed attention to this scholarship and grow its endowment. Your contribution would allow us to award deserving students a larger award, and ultimately, increase the number of students the scholarship supports. We hope to raise $75,000—about $10 per member of the Faculty Senate—to increase the number of scholarship recipients this year. Join us in making the university more accessible.

Please consider donating by visiting our MaizeRaise Page for our ongoing donation campaign:


The Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship is facilitated by the University of Michigan Financial Aid Office. Students on all three UM campuses are eligible to apply and will be selected based on their need.

Purpose: The fund will be used to provide need-based scholarships for undergraduate students.

Funded: May 28, 2007

Donors: U-M Faculty from all three campuses

Our endowment generates about $5000 per year, which is sufficient to support only one or two students per year. The goal is to be able to support up to (4) undergraduate students a year. Therefore we appeal to you for additional donations! Together we can make a difference in these students’ lives. Please consider making your contributions, using either of the following three methods:

  1. Click below to donate!


  2. Personal check payable to: University of Michigan (Fund 571529) and mailed to:
    The University of Michigan
    Gift & Records Administration
    3003 S. State Street, Suite 8000
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1288.
  3. Monthly payroll deduction using Wolverine Access. The code of the fund to be entered is (571529).

With your support, we hope to substantially increase the number of fellowships to outstanding incoming students, making a real difference in their lives.




2022-2023 Awardees


Davian Bennett

Davian Bennett

Senior, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

As a senior student (in standing) majoring in criminology, I firmly believe that education is the key to personal growth and development. It is only through education that we can truly become who we are meant to be. With your scholarship, I feel empowered and motivated to pursue my dreams and aspirations with renewed vigor and determination.

Your continued support has been instrumental in aiding my success and helping me realize my full potential. I promise to continuously work hard and make the most of this opportunity that you have provided me with. Thank you once again for your incredible generosity and for making a positive impact on my life.

Clark Meston

Clark Meston

Senior, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

As an aspiring scholar, I am grateful for the opportunity to attend a prestigious institution such as the University of Michigan. The quality of education and resources available here are unmatched, and I am excited to make the most out of it. Your support has given me a boost of motivation and confidence to pursue m academic and professional goals.

I am deeply grateful for your commitment to helping students like me to achieve their full potential. Your generosity has made a positive impact on my life, and I hope to one day pay it forward and make a difference in the lives of others.

Past Awardees

Je’Niyriah Abron

Lama Bandar

Jenna Diegel

Tabark Ghazi Al-Rishawi

Chelsea Graham

Rebecca Seeger

David Thompson



Senate Assembly approved the creation of the Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship on December 18, 2006.

Whereas the faculty governance recognizes need-based fellowships as an important tool for attracting students from low-income families to the University of Michigan;

Whereas the University announced a 50% matching fund program for all donations towards undergraduate need-based fellowships;

Therefore, the Senate Assembly resolves to actively support this program by encouraging faculty to contribute to a special account in support of these fellowships. The resulting fellowships will be allocated with the participation of the elected faculty governance and will be referred to as the UM Faculty Undergraduate Fellowships.