Blavin Scholars

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The Blavin Scholars Program highly values the involvement of Blavin Scholars in all aspects of the program decisions, management, and implementation. Blavin Scholars who take on a leadership role with the Blavin Scholars Program provide valuable input that shapes the program to best meet the needs of the students and are gaining transferable skills towards their professional and career development. Listed below are some of the involvement opportunities available for Blavin Scholars.

Blavin Scholars are invited to submit comments and suggestions from the Blavin Scholars Program on the Blavin Scholar Feedback Form.

Student Advisory Board

  • Meet once per month
  • Provide student voice and feedback to shape various program decisions
  • Have your thoughts and ideas heard!
  • Serve as a representative of your peers

Student Employment

  • Provide office support to the activities and programs for the Blavin Scholars Program 
  • Serve as a first point of contact for visitors to the Blavin Program Office
  • Opportunity to function in a fast-paced, multi-faceted student affairs operation while learning administrative processes and office management operations in a higher education setting
  • Complete projects and tasks that support programmatic efforts

Outreach and Recruitment Events

  • Serve as a representative of the Blavin Scholars Program
  • Share experiences at U-M with prospective students and key partners
  • Share support and resources available through the Blavin Scholars Program
  • Practice the skill of strategic sharing to convey your experiences in a safe manner

Blavin Representative at Local, State, and National Events

  • Serve as a representative of the Blavin Scholars Program
  • Share support and resources available through the Blavin Scholars Program
  • Give voice to the needs of students who have experienced time in foster care
  • Practice the skill of strategic sharing to convey your experiences in a safe manner

We will update Blavin Scholars when these opportunities become available.

Sharing Skills and Talents

Blavin Scholars have a wide array of skills and talents. Blavin Scholars are welcome to seek further leadership and involvement in the program by offering unique contributions to the program and their peers.  Some examples of opportunities include leading an educational workshop for other Blavin Scholars, taking photographs at events, designing the Blavin t-shirt, etc.