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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:

Brendan Whitney

LSA '20

"In the MRADS, I was able to collaborate with students in a multitude of fields from around the world while creating some of the strongest friendships I've ever had. As a first generation college student, the MRADS has prepared me to succeed. If it were not for this community, I would not have been able to achieve what I have so far."


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."

Meghan Brody

History '20

"Being part of the Michigan Research and Discover Scholars gave me wonderful experiences and the confidence to pursue research in my field."




Sujay Shetty

Informatics '19

"Not only did MRADS provide a wonderful opportunity to dive into research at Michigan, but I also made friendships that will last a lifetime. Applying to MRADS was literally my best decision in college. It helped me professionally, academically, socially, and personally be the best I can be."




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.