Blavin Scholars

Blavin Scholarship Application Process Infographic

The Blavin Scholars Program supports applicants who are eligible to participate in the program through the application and enrollment process. Our staff are happy to connect you with our Blavin Liaisons in Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Financial Aid to answer your questions and provide an overview of the process. Contact Miriam Connolly, Blavin Scholars Program Director for more information.

Applying for the Blavin Scholarship

1.  Apply for admission at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  See Applying to the University section below for more information.

2.  Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

3.  Complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.

4.  If you are accepted to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and meet the eligibility requirements you may complete the Blavin Scholars Program Application.  

5.  Blavin Scholarship applicants will be invited to meet with the Blavin Scholars Program Staff upon submission of the scholarship application to learn more about the Blavin Scholarship and Program.

Applying to the University of Michigan

All students follow the same basic steps to apply to U-M. First, you must fill out and submit The Common Application as well as the University of Michigan Questions, along with the $75 application fee or the fee waiver request. A completed application also includes each of the items below submitted by the appropriate application deadline based on the term and school/college you are applying for.  Visit Undergraduate Admissions for information specific to your circumstances.

  • High School Transcript (and Post-Secondary Transcript for transfer students)
  • School Report
  • One Teacher Evaluation
  • SAT or ACT with writing test scores
  • TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS scores (for non-native speakers of English)

Application Deadlines

The deadlines below are for those seeking admission for the following fall term.  Please note that admission deadlines for winter term and spring/summer term have different dates and there are also unique application deadlines depending on the specific school/college in which you are seeking admission. Visit Undergraduate Admissions for deadlines applying to your specific circumstances.

November 1 - Early Action Deadline for Freshman Applicants.  The Early Action program allows freshman applicants applying for admission for the following fall term, to apply earlier in the admissions timeline and receive a decision on admission earlier on in the process.  You do not have to apply through the Early Action program, however, the fast-paced approach may fit your needs by providing you with an admissions decision before the end of the calendar year.  For more information about the Early Action Program click here and scroll to Early Action Applicants.

January 1 - FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) becomes Available.

February 1 - Admissions Application Deadline for Freshman and Transfer Students seeking admission for the following fall term.

April 30 - FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Priority Deadline.  U-M Office of Financial Aid must receive your FAFSA by this date to consider you for all aid programs.  It can take up to 3-4 weeks for the FAFSA to process at the federal level so make sure to submit it as early as possible.

May 1 - Enrollment Deposit Deadline for admitted Freshman and Transfer Students enrolling for the following fall term.  An enrollment deposit waiver is available for students demonstrating financial need.