The University

The University of Michigan is one of the world’s great research universities, offering more than 200 degree programs through its 12 undergraduate schools and colleges. The university’s scale creates thousands of exciting undergraduate research opportunities every year, in fields from English Literature to Engineering and Middle Eastern Studies to Medicine; while its supportive learning communities, like the Brehm Scholars Program, make a big school feel small. The U-M is also known for the diversity of its student body, which includes undergraduates from all 50 states and more than 80 foreign countries.


Applying to U-M is easy!

There is no application for the Brehm Scholarships: you will automatically be considered for the program if you meet the eligibility requirements.

To ensure a space in the entering class, candidates for the Brehm Scholarships are strongly urged to apply through Michigan’s early response program. Just submit your U-M application before October 31, and we guarantee you a decision by December 21. You'll have until May 1 to make a decision.

Questions? Find U-M’s detailed Admissions FAQ with hundreds of answers.

Financial Aid

Students admitted to the Brehm Scholars Program receive four-year resident tuition scholarships. All Fordson graduates, regardless of their residency status, will be considered for this scholarship. However, the student/family will be responsible for obtaining funds to cover the additional cost of out-of-state tuition should they not qualify for in-state tuition.

Some scholars may need to seek additional financial support to cover living expenses during their time in Ann Arbor. A variety of resources are available for this purpose, ranging from supplementary scholarships to loans. See the U-M Office of Financial Aid website for more information.

Student Organizations

The U-M is home to a diverse spectrum of more than 1100 student organizations, including religious, political, ethnic, and social service groups. These organizations provide a sense of community, offering exciting opportunities for learning, socializing, and networking with others who share your interests. A full list of registered student groups can be found on U-M’s Maize Pages.

Michigan is also a leader in collegiate athletics. Its 25 intercollegiate teams are frequently ranked among the top in the nation. The campus is rich with intramural and club sports opportunities, too. Whether you want to play a pickup game of ultimate frisbee or sing a rousing chorus of “Hail to the Victors” with more than a hundred thousand fellow football fans, U-M has the opportunity for you.

Life in Ann Arbor

Located an easy 40-minute drive from Dearborn via I-94, Ann Arbor is one of America’s all-time great college towns. The “big school in a small city” setting creates rich cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities within a safe, attractive, and welcoming community. The proximity to Dearborn means that Brehm Scholars are able to pursue a great Michigan education while still preserving strong ties to their family and the Dearborn community.