Corporate partners

Stronger together

Fostering a relationship with students, faculty and the College is an excellent way to develop a pipeline from the U-M and your company.

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Build relationships with students

Develop a direct relationship with one or more graduate students. Interactions could include luncheons, internships, research collaborations or mentoring opportunities.

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Live your corporate values

Exemplify your organization’s commitment to education. Supporting deserving students creates a partnership that is recognized by the recipient, the College and the University. 

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Proximity to expertise

Provide an excellent opportunity to forge an ongoing relationship with the faculty experts that advise the students you support. 

Corporate fellowship support

More and more companies seek talented master’s or PhD-level engineers to address the complexities of their markets. For companies, this type of partnership offers benefits.

Types of fellowship support


An endowed fellowship will exist in perpetuity. The fellowship can carry the name of your organization or another name (e.g., the name of a key employee). Recipients are funded by the endowment earnings.


Recipients are funded by the gift itself.

Corporate scholarships

Providing scholarship support to undergraduate engineering students is an excellent way for companies to connect with high-achieving future employees. Each year, we award $750,000+ to exemplary students through the Corporate Engineering Scholarship Program.

We will work with your recruiters to define key selection criteria, such as: GPA, major, class standing, citizenship and activity in student societies or organizations. A committee of faculty and staff will then match scholars from a pool of applicants to companies. Resumes of the students are provided, and companies are encouraged to interact with their scholars throughout the year. 

The Dean of Engineering hosts a Scholarship/Fellowship Luncheon each fall semester to honor donors and scholars together.

Become a partner

Discuss establishing a scholarship in your company’s name, or how offering fellowship support could benefit your organization. Contact Corporate and Foundation Relations Director Theresa Lempka in the Office of Advancement at (734) 647-7080 or visit our website.