The University of Michigan is not only located in Ann Arbor, it also has campuses in Dearborn and Flint. For 41 years the Cook Family Foundation has provided scholarships to Shiawassee area students attending UM in Ann Arbor; as of the 2020 academic year, the Foundation also began assisting academically accomplished students from local high schools to enroll at UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn. These campuses are strong institutions of higher learning in their own right, but they are also alternate pathways to a degree from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
To explain the various opportunities of education at both UM-Ann Arbor and UM-Flint, a ZOOM session was held on September 20th. Click HERE to see the recording of that ZOOM session. This ZOOM session was intended for prospective Fall 2022 students with representatives from both campuses explaining the advantages of their respective schools as well as answering questions about how to apply, afford, and transfer to and from each of the campuses.
The Cook Family Foundation is committed to providing a scholarship of $3,000 to any Shiawassee area student who is admitted to Ann Arbor. In addition, the Foundation also provides scholarships to Shiawassee area students with a 3.7 GPA or higher, who are admitted to UM-Flint or UM-Dearborn. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, you must fill out an application with the Cook Family Family. See our webpage for more information regarding all scholarships.
Perhaps the most important advantage of attending UM-Flint or UM-Dearborn is that credits easily transfer between those schools and UM-Ann Arbor, and no matter where a student starts or finally graduates within the system, their degree carries the important block M indicating they are a graduate of the University of Michigan. Each campus has unique degree programs, courses, extracurricular and educational advantages that may appeal to a particular student. Prospective students should look at the offerings at each campus.
The cost of attending college may vary from campus to campus as well. While each student has their own unique financial circumstances, each campus has different tuition rates, financial aid and scholarships, so attending one school may be more affordable than another. The proximity of UM-Flint to Shiawassee County also allows a student to live at home and thus forgo room and board expenses at one of the other campuses.