More than 4,000 of those students—like you—enroll in the university’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Of those, we select only 35 to join the Kessler Scholars.
Selina Asamoah | U-M Class of 2021 | Hometown: The Bronx, New York
Blaine Thompson | U-M Class of 2021 | Hometown: Saginaw, Michigan
You have a record of outstanding academic accomplishment
You are among the first in your family to attend college
You serve others and your community
Together, the Kessler Scholars comprise a diverse, inclusive community that gives you a home base during your time at Michigan. We think you’ll be a contributor to the Kessler Scholars, to U-M, and to the world.
The Kessler Presidential Scholarship supports students who care about giving back to the community. And as a Kessler Scholar, you will also be expected to give back to this community, too.
Maintain full-time enrollment of at least 12 credit hours in fall and winter terms
Maintain a 3.0 GPA
Complete 20 hours of community service per year
Attend monthly Kessler Scholars workshops on academic and professional growth
Take part in events with Fred and Judy Wilpon, the donors who made the Kessler Presidential Scholarship possible
Write to the Wilpon family annually about your experiences as a student
In fall 2018, complete a Kessler-sponsored first-year seminar, “Making College Worth it For You”