Old National Bank helps U-M build a community of scholars and leaders

Increasing access to a college education is a contributor to developing a strong, dynamic and diverse workforce. Old National Bank is contributing to a program at the University of Michigan that is created to do just that. U-M’s Wolverine Pathways program is designed to provide a pathway to higher education for youth from traditionally lower socioeconomic communities and communities who have a low track record of successfully sending students to the University of Michigan. Students from the Detroit, Ypsilanti and Southfield school districts can participate in Wolverine Pathways, where they receive year-round learning experiences that culminate in four years of tuition free education if they are accepted to the University of Michigan.

UM efforts to aid lower-income students begin to bear fruit

The Go Blue Guarantee is one of three full-tuition initiatives UM is pursuing to increase the school’s diversity. Also arriving in the fall are the first students enrolled in UM’s Wolverine Pathways, a program launched by UM in 2015. It offers current sixth- and ninth-grade students the opportunity to join the program as they begin the seventh and 10th grade in Ypsilanti and Southfield.