The Scholarship

The Brehm Scholars Program awards full resident tuition, four-year undergraduate scholarships to the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. While resident and non-resident students will be considered for the scholarship, scholarship funds shall provide scholarship support equivalent only to in-state tuition. The student/family will be responsible for obtaining funds to cover the additional cost of non-resident tuition should that apply. Graduates of Fordson High School selected for this scholarship will become part of a program that offers outstanding students and community leaders the exciting opportunities of a great Michigan education within a supportive and collegial environment.

Interested in a career in medicine? It gets better: Brehm Scholars who complete their undergraduate studies at U-M automatically become eligible for four more years of support as a Brehm Medical Scholar if they’re admitted to the University of Michigan Medical School.


Candidates for the Brehm Scholars Program must be Fordson graduates and be admitted to the University of Michigan. They must also demonstrate a record of:

  • Academic excellence
  • Exceptional leadership
  • Deep commitment to their communities

The university requires that all applicants have at least two years of formal study of a second language. Native speakers of a foreign language (such as Arabic) must still take courses in that language to ensure full reading and writing—as well as speaking—proficiency.

To Apply

If you meet all of these criteria, Michigan’s financial aid office will automatically consider you for a Brehm Scholarship when you apply to U-M. No additional paperwork needed!