Watson A. Young Scholarship

In the spirit of the life of a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School (1942) and Michigan physician, the Watson A. Young Scholarship promotes academic excellence and college aspiration among students with financial need. These need-based scholarships support middle and high school students’ participation in summer opportunities at U-M that seek to develop students’ interests and abilities in academic disciplines and expose students to the experiences and possibilities provided by higher education.


Applicants must:

  • Be residents of the state of Michigan.
  • Be in the 6th through 11th grades at the time of application.
  • Demonstrate financial need.*
  • Complete the Watson A. Young scholarship application, including essays.

*Annual family income of $65,000 and under.

Terms and Conditions

  • Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and are awarded as funds are available.
  • Priority is given to first-time applicants.
  • Scholarships are awarded once CEO has verified an applicant has been accepted into a U-M summer opportunity administered by or offered in direct partnership with a U-M school, college, or unit.
  • If awarded, scholarships are paid directly to the U-M school, college, or unit sponsoring the summer opportunity.
  • Payments are made after a student’s participation in the summer opportunity has been verified by CEO.

How to Apply

Students should apply for the Watson A. Young Scholarship shortly after they apply for a U-M summer opportunity.

For more information about Watson A. Young Scholarship:

Laura Saavedra
(734) 764-6738