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Wolverine Pathways Celebrates its First College Graduates

The promise of a full, four-year tuition scholarship to the University of Michigan is certainly an enticing offer. When the college preparatory program Wolverine Pathways (WP) launched for high school students in the Southfield and Ypsilanti public school districts in 2016, students jumped at the opportunity to participate in the rigorous program, which included Saturday […]

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IN THE NEWS: Anti-racism initiatives, including George Floyd scholarship, coming to U-M

Anti-racism initiatives, including George Floyd scholarship, coming to the University of Michigan With help from alumnus Marchell Willian, UM also is establishing the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship, officials said. Willian gave the lead endowment to establish the scholarship fund, which will give preference to students who have participated in Wolverine Pathways — the college-readiness program […]

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Examining UM’s record-breaking $5.28 billion fundraising campaign

Among the $1.71 billion donated to programs, UM received its largest donation in the history of its health system. The $150 million commitment from longtime donors Richard and Susan Rogel was intended to boost innovative cancer research.

It also helped establish the Wolverine Pathways program, which offers a full four-year scholarship to UM to students from Ypsilanti, Southfield and Detroit who actively participate in 90 percent or more of program activities and maintain a 90 percent or better school attendance rate.

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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.