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Prospective Students

At the center of the Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars is a diverse group of students eager to explore and discover new knowledge. This year, MRADS includes students from EngineeringLiterature Science and the Arts, Architecture. Nearly half of MRADS students are from out-of-state and 10% of MRADS students hail from other countries. MRADS students represent a variety of academic majors, research interests, racial and ethnic backgrounds and geographic regions.

See what MRADS students have to say:

Ariana Mitcham

International Studies and Environment '22

"I chose MRADS because I wanted to gain real-life experience through research early on in college and I wanted a community that I could share those experiences with."


Adrien Beaufils

Mechanical Engineering '20

"The Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars provided me with a supportive environment in which to explore my academic interests. Through the MRADS, I also met a lot of new and exciting people."




To learn more about current MRADS students, visit the Meet Current Students section. You can also find more information about benefits and requirements of MRADS under Program Requirements, then visit the How to Apply section for details on the application process.