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Prospective Students

At the center of Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars is a diverse group of students eager to explore and discover new knowledge. This year, MRADS includes students from Literature, Science, and the Arts, Engineering, Kineisology, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Ross, and Art & Design. 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.

Top 7 Reasons to Join MRADS

  1. You’ll get to know the people on your residential floor and become lifelong friends

  2. Dr. Laura Olsen’s jokes

  3. Community events with great themes and food

  4. In-house study groups to help you be academically successful

  5. A chance to establish relationships with faculty and research sponsors

  6. Academic diversity across the community and peer facilitator groups that help you connect with students who have shared interests

  7. Strong social support network and alumni connections

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.