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Kessler Presidential Scholarship

The Kessler Presidential Scholars Program supports a diverse community of first-generation college students at U-M.

The Kessler Presidential Scholarship provides four years of support to exceptional University of Michigan students like you—who are among the first in their family to attend college—helping them achieve their dreams.

The Kessler Scholars are a close-knit community. Alongside Kessler alumni and professional staff committed to your success, you’ll discover how to be your best and explore how your U-M degree empowers you to shape the world.

Kessler Scholars go on to work in healthcare, finance, education, law, and more. Many graduates remain active in the community, and attribute much of their success to the support they received in the program.

 

 



CELEBRATING TEN YEARS

Ten years ago, the first Kessler Presidential Scholarship awards were made to 15 students. From that start, the Kessler Scholars Program has left an indelible legacy, making the dreams of the 130 Kessler Scholars who have earned degrees from the University of Michigan possible, and enabling the 160 current Kessler Scholars to pursue their academic goals here too. As we celebrate this milestone, we are also looking ahead to the next ten years to build an even stronger community and provide more life-changing opportunities for students.



 

 

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Gail Gibson

Director, Kessler Presidential Scholars Program

ggibsonz@umich.edu
734.647.5240

Reginald Hammond Jr.

Assistant Director, Kessler Presidential Scholars Program

reginham@umich.edu 
734.647.4708

Doug Fletcher

Director, LSA Scholarship Programs

douglasf@umich.edu 
734.764.0324