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A Rare Opportunity

As a Kessler Scholar, you join a special community that offers first-generation students the resources necessary to thrive at the University of Michigan—and beyond. After graduation, Kessler Scholars succeed in fields such as healthcare, finance, education, public policy, law, and more. Many go on to professional or graduate study at top institutions. Their success is no accident. Peer mentors, dynamic workshops and programming, and a warm, inclusive campus home are instrumental in empowering Kessler Scholars to achieve their potential.
























“It's a big deal to get into college. It's a big deal to finish. And it's a big deal to find your passion while you’re getting your degree…[The Kessler Scholars Program] gives people the power to become who they want to become and build what they want to build.”

–Lauren Seale, MD
Kessler Scholars Class of 2012
Resident Physician, Henry Ford Hospital