The CEW Scholarship Program, which today serves women and nontraditional students, was established in 1970 to honor the academic performance and potential of women whose education has been interrupted and to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the admission of women to the University of Michigan. CEW has awarded over 1,600 scholarships since 1970. CEW Scholarship Awards are invaluable they often mean the difference between completing a degree or not doing so, for many students at the University of Michigan. Due to the generosity of donors, CEW could expand the program in 2008 to include additional scholarships for students of all genders
Value of the CEW Scholarship
Approximately 45 scholarships are awarded annually ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, with some larger scholarship awards given.
CEW Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
1. CEW Scholarship applicants must be attending the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Flint, or Dearborn campuses) during the year for which the scholarship is awarded and
2. Must have at least one (1) of the criteria listed below:
- A minimum two-year (24 month) consecutive interruption in education anytime since high school OR
- Primary Caregiver*
- A minimum five-year (60 month) consecutive interruption in education anytime since high school OR
- Primary Caregiver*
*Primary Caregiver definition:
- Lives in the same residence at least 50% of the timeand consistently assumes major responsibility for housing, health, and safety of a minor, older adult, or disabled adult; anticipates this responsibility will continue during the upcoming academic year.
- Lives in separate residenceand provides care for a minor, older adult, or disabled adult for a minimum of 20 hours per week without monetary compensation for at least the past 6 months; anticipates this responsibility will continue during the upcoming academic year.
In addition to these criteria, preference will be given to undergraduate students who currently qualify for a federal PELL grant, and undergraduate and graduate students who are first generation students (no parent has completed a bachelor’s degree).