Blavin Scholars

Blavin Fall Tailgate

The Blavin Scholarship and Program provides students who have experienced time in foster care with comprehensive support in navigating and maximizing their college experience as they pursue a bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan. The Blavin Scholarship provides Blavin Scholars with financial support toward the cost of attendance and is complemented by scholars' participation in the Blavin Scholars Program that provides access to a supportive network and resources that build academic, professional, and life skills. The Blavin Scholars Program maintains a present and future focused approach and provides tailored support to meet the needs of each scholar.

"The Blavin Scholars Program offered an enormous amount of resources. The program covered a lot of areas where I needed support such as mentorship, financial resources, learning how to navigate Michigan, and having strong guidance." - Blavin Scholar

The Blavin Scholars Program provides Blavin Scholars with access to:

  • The Blavin Scholarship – up to $5,000 per year toward the cost of attendance
  • Guidance from admission through graduation
  • One-on-one support from a Blavin Scholar Campus Coach
  • Access to campus departments and resources through Blavin Liaisons
  • Educational programming for academics, professional, and life-skills
  • Community building and social events
  • Options for year-round housing accommodations including holidays and breaks
  • 24/7 support through the on-call Blavin Program Staff
  • A U-M faculty or staff Blavin Mentor