The UM Financial Aid Office administers new and continuing student scholarships available to students campus-wide. Additionally, most departments have scholarships that they administer as well. Financial Aid also posts information for some scholarships offered by external agencies.
To maximize a student's funding it is best to begin researching scholarship opportunities in the fall for the following academic year. The majority of scholarship applications have a winter deadline. For example, the application for UM's General University Scholarship (GUS), which is for continuing students, is February 15th.
Coming in December 2015: UM is implementing a new database which will list all scholarship opportunities available across campus which will have one central application.