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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


Work with internal and external scholarships, ensuring proper posting and application system processes are in place on an annual basis.  Ensures the opportunities are communicated to all students, faculty and staff.  This includes developing advertising, collecting applications, preparation for sharing with committees, and all proper follow up on notification to recipients, the Development Office, entering scholarships into Banner and revising financial aid award offers if impacted by the receipt of a scholarship.

Updates, prepares and annually launches scholarship site:  Creates Phases and Snapshots, runs reports, sets up faculty reviewers and their access to the site, provides committees with potential recipients, ensures selected recipients are properly awarded the scholarships and maintains eligibility.  Also reviews alternates for scholarships as needed.

Works with departments in creating new scholarships and providing one off awards while continually developing process improvements for students, committees, awarding and leveraging of scholarships. Also ensures all private scholarships are awarded in a timely manner as well as all accounting procedures are followed for processing private scholarship checks.

Works in a professional manner with internal and external partners in awarding scholarships, reviewing criteria, fund balances, and acts as liaison between Office of Financial Aid and the Development Office.

Maintains awards and eligibility for major recruitment scholarships in partnership with the offices of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions.  This includes all Promise Scholarships (Flint, Detroit, Kalamazoo and others), Genesee Opportunity, etc.

Informs all Deans of Schools and Colleges of their scholarship recipients by working with EM Data and Technology person for reports and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s Degree required. 

Minimum of 3 years working in a Financial Aid Office.

Working knowledge of financial aid regulations at the federal, state and institutional levels.

Working knowledge of Ellucian Banner, UM-Flint scholarship application processes, and UM MPathways system.


Desired Qualifications*

2 years minimum experience working directly with scholarships in higher education setting.

Working knowledge of Ellucian Banner, UM-Flint scholarship application processes, and UM MPathways system.

Master’s Degree preferred.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.