Campbell Scholars

The Campbell Scholars program is designed to promote success, academic excellence and persistence to graduation through a support program for students from Detroit, Michigan.  The Campbell Scholars program is built on the principles of leadership, excellence, achievement and diversity.  As a Campbell Scholar, you have access to a comprehensive support program that features your own academic coach, financial counselor, peer mentor and faculty mentor, special seminars and workshops and many other excellent resources available to Alma College students.

The Campbell Scholars program is funded by the McGregor Fund. The Detroit-based McGregor Fund is a private foundation established in 1925 by gifts from Katherine and Tracy McGregor “to relieve the misfortunes and promote the well-being of mankind.” The foundation awards grants to organizations in the following areas: human services, education, health care, arts and culture, and public benefit. The area of principal interest of the foundation is the city of Detroit and Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. The McGregor Fund has granted nearly $220 million since its founding and had assets of $164 million as of June 30, 2013. Visit for additional information.

Students enrolled in the program are designated “Campbell Scholars” in honor of Alma College graduate and trustee David Campbell, the longtime president of the McGregor Fund who died July 7, 2013, after a battle with cancer.  We honor the dream and legacy of David Campbell with this program.  His vision for increasing access to Alma College lives on through these students and future students.