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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Blavin Scholars Program

The Blavin Scholarship is a need-based award that provides $2000 to $5,000 per student, per year. Staff works closely with the Financial Aid Office and scholars to determine need, and revisits this regularly. Support services include: Guidance through the admission and transition process, one-on-one support, access to support staff 24/7, 365 days a year, liaisons in important campus offices who are familiar with the program and the specific needs that may arise for our scholars, group gatherings aimed at improving scholars’ life skills and social supports, and emergency financial assistance. Each Blavin scholar is matched with a mentor selected from U of M’s faculty and staff. Our mentors have similar interests to our scholars and are often academically relevant, though they also provide emotional and social support.

Be sure to check out our FSM HEC Getting to Know FSM Higher Education Consortium: University of Michigan Blavin Scholars Program!! This webinar highlights the Blavin Scholars Program at University of Michigan Ann Arbor and how it supports students with experience in foster care in postsecondary access and success.

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