SEAS Dean's Challenge Fellowship

The Dean's Challenge Fellowships recognize exceptional first-year SEAS students. Awardees will be expected to provide periodic thank-you letters to the funding donors; the SEAS development office will provide guidance.


  • Minimum undergrad GPA of 3.500 or higher
  • Maintain cumulative GPA of 3.500 or higher going forward
  • Register full-time (9 credits) for Winter 2018 and Winter 2019


  • Six $20,000 tuition awards ($10,000 in Winter 2018 and $10,000 in Winter 2019)
  • One $9,300 tuition award for Winter 2018
  •  If an awardee receives 100% tuition support from another source, the Fellowship will be reduced to $2,000 for that term, but they will still be considered a Dean's Fellow.

SEAS Application Process: Students must email the following items, combined into a single PDF attachment, to Non-compliant submissions will not be reviewed.

  1. 500-word essay explaining how these funds will support you to pursue your educational goals at SEAS
  2. Current CV
  3. U-M transcript (unofficial version is fine; request from OAP if needed)
  4. Undergraduate transcript (unofficial version is fine; request from OAP if needed)
Award amount range: 
Funding type: 
Application deadline: 
November 6, 2017
Deadline time (if not 11:59 p.m. EST): 
9 a.m.
Key eligibility criteria: 
All master's programs
Expected decision timeframe: 
On or about 17 November 2017
Last updated: 
October 2, 2017