New Students

Incoming First-Year Scholarships

All domestic students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships offered through the College of Engineering after formal admittance to the University of Michigan. No separate application is necessary since consideration is based upon the academic and extracurricular information provided on each student’s admissions application as well as the student’s essays and recommendation letters from teachers and counselors.

There are two College of Engineering scholarship programs for incoming first-year students that require a separate application:

All other merit-based awards are referred to as “Engineering Scholarships of Honor” and are renewable for up to four years or eight terms of undergraduate study. All new student scholarships are funded through the College of Engineering’s annual operating allocation and through endowments donated by generous alumni and friends.

Telluride House Room and Board Scholarship

The Michigan Branch of Telluride Association (MBTA) brings together students who share a passion for intellectual interchange, a dedication to improving public life, and a commitment to self-government. Telluride Association owns and operates a large house near campus, in which approximately thirty University of Michigan undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of academic backgrounds, political views, and cultural perspectives cohabitate. These students form a vibrant community, sharing lively conversation, joint projects, and the dynamic experience of democratic life. Each year, Telluride students plan and implement a major project that improves public life in the Ann Arbor area. For more information about the house, visit

MBTA accepts applications for its full room and board scholarship from current and incoming first-year students. The Telluride application is extensive, requiring 4-5 essays, an official transcript, and two letters of recommendation. Visit the MBTA website for more information and to download the application.

The Telluride House reviews applications in two cycles: Fall & Winter. Fall cycle applications are due in early October. Winter cycle applications are due in mid-February.