The University of Michigan is committed to transforming our students’ education by extending academic excellence from the classroom into real-world experiences that develop a global purview and a creative, entrepreneurial mindset.
The Blavin Scholars Program is a scholarship opportunity and network of support designed to promote success for University of Michigan students formerly in foster care. Started by Paul and Amy Blavin in 2006, the program is committed to assisting Blavin Scholars in navigating all that the University of Michigan has to offer in order to maximize their Michigan experience. From one-on-one academic support, to year-round housing, to community building events, we strive for our Blavin Scholars to succeed both at the university and after graduation.
We know that former foster youth require more than financial assistance to make it at Michigan. Since they typically arrive on campus lacking the family support that most undergraduates enjoy, Student Life must provide the necessary guidance and community for these students to thrive. Through the financial, emotional, and academic support provided by the Blavin Scholars Program, our students maintain over a 90% graduation rate from Michigan, pursuing their dreams of higher education and a better life.
Our goal is to annually support 100 Blavin Scholars at the University of Michigan, in addition to covering the programmatic costs that allow this community to thrive. With your support, you can help us reach this milestone, enabling the university to provide former foster youth with essential assistance to find success at Michigan and beyond.
Learn more about the Blavin Scholars Program!