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The Scholarship Program

The University of Detroit Mercy prepares students to accomplish great things throughout their lifetimes. UDM’s student-centered programs and holistic mission draws a broad variety of students, all seeking the knowledge, skills and expertise to best serve in their communities and beyond following graduation.

When you support the University of Detroit Mercy Scholarship Program, you are making a difference in the lives of these well deserving students.  Scholarships can be awarded according to academic merit, financial need or academic area depending on the interests of the donor. There are two different types of scholarships to consider.

An Endowed Scholarship

An endowed scholarship is an excellent way of honoring or commemorating a special group or significant individual. When you endow a scholarship you are investing in UDM students for many generations to come. Your minimum gift of $25,000 establishes an endowed scholarship fund although we encourage you to continue building on the principle of your endowed scholarship with additional gifts.

An Expendable Scholarship

An expendable scholarship is often established in honor of a particular group or individual and allows for the opportunity to provide immediate assistance annually. There is no minimum amount required to establish an expendable scholarship. Generally contributions to an expendable scholarship fund are spent each year exhausting the fund. We encourage our donors to continue contributing additional gifts in subsequent years, thereby replenishing the fund so immediate awards continue in the future.

Contact Us

For more information about scholarship opportunities, please contact  Anita-Joyce Barnes, Assistant Director of Annual Giving Programs at 313-578-0329 or barnesaj@udmercy.edu.