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An Extraordinary Community


One of the most valuable aspects of the program is the community and experiences Kessler Scholars share together. Personal connections are formed in the Peer Mentor Program, which facilitates a smooth transition to U-M. The Student Advisory Board leads service activities, social events, and outreach efforts. Community service projects reflect students’ altruistic interests, and alumni dinners and professional development events focus on promising futures. Dedicated staff offer weekly opportunities to drop in and talk about courses, finances, or anything at all.

A Mutual Commitment

The Kessler Presidential Scholarship is committed to supporting students who offer time and talent to help others. As a Kessler Scholar, you are expected to bring your spirit of service to this community.  

Program requirements

  • 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

  • In fall semester of your first year, enroll in a Kessler Scholars first-year seminar sponsored through the Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP)

Click through to see the Kessler Scholars community.