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 250 words.)
  2. HSSP is committed to attracting and enrolling a diverse community of students interested in the exploration of careers in health and healthcare. Briefly explain how you would bring a unique perspective, background, or set of experiences to the HSSP community. (Maximum 400 words.)
  3. Why Health? What do you believe that you will contribute to the improvement of health care? (Maximum 400 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. Describe a recent creative project (such as poetry, performance, visual arts, music, dance, theater, fiction, journalism, etc.) that exemplifies your interest in writing and the arts.  What was the process like?  Was it individual or collaborative?  How does it speak to your passions, leadership, or the ways you approach creative challenges? (One paragraph)

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 and Discovery Scholars

  1. The Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars (MRADS) program aims to build a community of students from diverse backgrounds and academic fields and to expose these students to the interdisciplinary nature of research and the breadth of its applications. MRADS 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 MRADS next year.
  2. Students in the MRADS program participate in year-long faculty-sponsored research experiences through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). Please tell us about areas of research in which you are interested. Feel free to include multiple interests in different disciplines. Research opportunities exist across the University, including::
    • Social Sciences (Business, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, etc.)
    • Humanities (History, Art, Music, English, American Culture, Architecture, etc.)
    • Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Biomedical, Computer, etc.)
    • Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Math, etc.)
    • Natural Sciences (Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, etc.)
    • Biomedical Sciences (Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, Neuroscience, Genetics, etc.)
  3. Please describe why you would like to participate in the residential Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars (MRADS), 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 support their 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 1) why you would be a good candidate for the WISE RP, and 2) what you feel you will be able to contribute to our community.
  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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