Cheyenne Marlin, an enrolled member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, is the Assistant Director of the U.P. Scholars Program at Michigan. In her role, she works to develop, implement, and evaluate targeted programs and strategies to enhance student success for undergraduate students from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Cheyenne held positions at the American Indian College Fund and the University of Minnesota, Morris, serving Native American and Alaska Native students in academic student success.
Cheyenne has earned a Bachelor of Arts from Northern Michigan University (NMU) and a Masters of Education from Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Her graduate studies focused on the retention and persistence of Native American transfer students transitioning to four-year institutions.
As a first-generation college student, Cheyenne is truly excited to be a part of this new scholarship opportunity that will provide support for students from the U.P. who want to pursue a University of Michigan degree. As a new cohort on campus, this program will help build a distinct U.P. community that will support students academically, socially, and professionally.