U-M president speaks to Cook Family Foundation Scholars in Owosso

Last month, U-M President Mark Schlissel went to Owosso to congratulate new students from the Shiawassee County area who are attending the U-M this fall.

Schlissel welcomed the students into the U-M family, noting that the record number of applications received this year — 51,000 — made their admission even more special. He also praised the local K-12 teachers and administrators for their work to prepare the student for higher education.

“The special reason I wanted to come here tonight is to continue to spread the word around the state that U-M is your public university,” Schilssel said. “We want the best students from all parts of our state and from all kinds of communities to apply — students who love to learn and who want to make a difference in the world.”

High school graduates from Byron, Chesaning, Corunna, Durand, Laingsburg, Morrice, New Lothrop, Owosso, Ovid-Elsie and Perry high schools were recognized, along with their parents.

U-M is committed to increasing the opportunities for rural students throughout the state to attend the university. Thanks to U-M’s commitment to providing financial aid, the university’s cost to attend is the lowest in the state among public university for many students with financial need.

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