Though the vast majority of our scholarships are need-based, we do award a handful of merit scholarships to eligible LSA students each year. Read on to learn more about these opportunities.
The Gloria Wille Bell and Carlos R. Bell Scholarship Program
The Bell Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship intended for first-year U-M students who show exceptional academic talent, reside in an eligible geographic area, and are pursuing an undergraduate, science-related degree in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts or in the College of Engineering.
Bell Scholars receive a renewable scholarship for four years of undergraduate study. Annual renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress. Resident students are awarded $10,000 per year. Non-resident students are awarded $20,000 per year.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, students must meet full eligibility criteria and apply on the Bell Scholarship website using the link below. The 2021-2022 application is now open. The deadline is February 1, 2021.
The Sidney J. And Irene Shipman Scholarship
The Shipman Scholarship is a scholarship for incoming U-M students that show academic achievement, leadership abilities, and talent in the arts and sciences. Each year, 32 incoming U-M students are invited to come to campus for consideration for the scholarship. The College of LSA nominates approximately 16 students each year, usually in mid-January. Early action admitted LSA students can be considered for this scholarship by applying to our Four-Year Renewable Scholarship.
Students that receive the full Shipman Scholarship and are Michigan residents are awarded $20,000/year for four years or completion of their undergraduate degree program, whichever comes first. Students that come from out of state and receive the full Shipman Scholarship are awarded $30,000/year.
Students that are invited to campus as Shipman nominees but are not selected for the full Shipman Scholarship receive a Shipman Scholarship award of $15,000/year as in-state students or $25,000/year as out-of-state students.
Students that receive either of the two awards and choose to attend Michigan are considered to be members of the Shipman Society.
The Penelope W. and E. Roe Stamps Scholarship
The Stamps Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to incoming U-M students that demonstrate exceptional talent, leadership qualities, academic achievement, and a commitment to their community. Each year, the College of LSA nominates a select number of incoming LSA students to receive this award. Early action admitted LSA students can be considered for this scholarship by applying to our Four-Year Renewable Scholarship.
Stamps Scholars receive a renewable scholarship for four consecutive years of undergraduate study and the amounts can go up to the full cost of attendance.
In addition to tuition support, Stamp Scholars receive additional funding of up to $5,000 to support study abroad, community service, research, and internships during their undergraduate studies. Other benefits including membership in the UM Stamps Scholars Society, membership in the national Stamps Scholars organization, strong networking connections, and the opportunity to attend bi-annual Stamps Scholars National Conventions.
Additional Merit Scholarships
The College of LSA offers approximately forty additional merit scholarships to eligible first-year LSA students. To be considered for these scholarships, students should complete the Four-Year Renewable Scholarship application by the final deadline. Complete application instructions and the link to begin can be found on our Four-Year Renewable Scholarships page.