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An Extraordinary Community


Kessler Scholars come from across the country and from every corner of Michigan. They bring different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to this unique community. Their academic interests range across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. And they participate in a wide variety of activities, from playing in the Michigan Marching Band, to writing for the Michigan Daily, to participating in student service organizations like Appreciate + Reciprocate.

But Kessler Scholars share important traits. They are among the first in their families to attend college, they embrace challenges, and they are driven by a belief in giving back to their communities.











After graduation, Kessler Scholars succeed in fields such as healthcare, finance, education, public policy, law, and more. Many go on to professional or graduate study at top institutions like Columbia, Northwestern, and Harvard. And Kessler alumni are there for you too, returning frequently to campus to serve as advisors and role models for current students.

Ashley Gomez, graduated 2017 | Major: Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience

Current Occupation: Cigna Health Insurance, Nashville, TN

Winter 2018 Semester Events

Monday, January 8, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm: 
Holistic Welllness & Mindfulness

Monday, January 22, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm: 
Social Identity, Prejudice & Privilege

Monday, February 5, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm: 
Share Your Gratitude!

Monday, February 19, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm:
Exploring Research Opportunities

Monday, March 12, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm:
Financial Literacy

Monday, March 26, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm: 
Sushi Social: Learn to Roll

Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm: 
End of the Year Celebration

Elena Simpkins, graduated 2010 | Major: Sociology

Current occupation: Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology, University of Michigan