MLC Application Questions

Answering some questions is part of the Michigan Learning Community application process. Note that both the Honors Program and the Residential College do not require additional questions to be answered.

Health Sciences Scholars Program

  1. What would you hope to gain from being a member of the HSSP community, and what could you contribute to the community? (Maximum 400 words.)
  2. HSSP is committed to attracting and enrolling a diverse community of students interested in the exploration of the pre-health sciences and professions. Briefly explain how you would bring a unique perspective, background, or set of experiences to the HSSP community. (Maximum 200 words.)
  3. As part of HSSP, all first year students take part in clinical observations and evening programming events, are part of a programming committee, and take a class with the rest of the community. How would you manage the time commitments of both HSSP and your other academic and extracurricular obligations? (Maximum 200 words.)

Living Arts Program

  1. Describe an experience that was innovative or creative, or which made you rethink your ideas about creative process. What did you learn from this experience?
  2. What do you hope to gain from being a member of Living Arts, and what would you contribute to the community?

Lloyd Hall Scholars Program

  1. Why would you like to join LHSP? What do you hope to contribute, and how will you benefit from being part of a living-learning community focused on writing and the arts? (1 to 3 paragraphs.)
  2. Who is your favorite artist or writer and why? Please note that you do not have to limit your answer to visual artists; also appropriate are performers, musicians, puppeteers, directors, etc. (2 to 3 sentences.)

Michigan Community Scholars Program

  1. Describe what you expect to gain from and contribute to the Michigan Community Scholars Program. (Maximum 2 pages, double-spaced, 12-point Times.)

Michigan Research Community

  1. The Michigan Research Community (MRC) aims to build a community of students from diversebackgrounds and academic fields and to expose these students to the interdisciplinary nature of research and the breadth of its applications. MRC enhances our students’ undergraduate experience by providing them with a year-long, research experience with a faculty mentor, as well as an academic and social environment that supports their educational and personal growth. Based on this description of the program, please tell us why you would be a good candidate for membership in the MRC next year.
  2. Students in the Michigan Research Community (MRC) participate in year-long faculty sponsored research experiences through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). If admitted to MRC, applicants would be committing to participate in a research experience, at least 6 hours per week, for the Fall and Winter Terms. Please tell us about the areas of research in which you are interested. Be as specific or general as you wish, and feel free to include multiple interests in different disciplines. Research opportunities exist in departments across the University and include:
    • Biomedical Sciences (Medical, Dental, Nursing, Public Health, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Genetics, etc.)
    • Social Sciences (Business, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, etc.)
    • Humanities (History, Art, Music, English, American Culture, Architecture, etc.)
    • Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Aerospace, Computer, etc.)
    • Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Math, etc.)
    • Natural Sciences (Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Animal Behavior, etc.)
  3. Please describe why you would like to participate in the residential Michigan Research Community, as opposed to the non-residential Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.

Women in Science and Engineering Residence Program

  1. The mission of the WISE RP is to recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and/or pre-health fields; to link students with resources and opportunities that will supporttheir academic and personal pursuits; and to develop relationships among students with similar interests while building a community based on mutual respect and affirmation of diversity. Based on this statement, please tell us why you would be a good candidate for membership in the WISE RP next year.
  2. Please describe your current academic interests and how you plan to explore those interests at the university next year.

Learn more about the application process for Michigan Learning Communities here.

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