AVAILABLE DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIPS

Here is a selected listing of scholarships available to University of Michigan students. For additional listings of scholarships available, please visit the Financial Aid website or the LSA Honors website.

Competition deadlines are subject to change; please consult with the scholarship coordinator for your school or college for the latest information.

Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship
Rhodes Scholarship
Marshall Scholarship
Mitchell Scholarship
Churchill Scholarship
Fulbright Scholarship
Goldwater Scholarship
Luce Scholars Program
Truman Scholarship
Udall Scholarship
Wallenberg Fellowship

Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship

The Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship is awarded to juniors who are planning graduate work in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Applicants should have excellent academic records and recommendations from faculty who can speak to their promise of success in a graduate program, and must be able to demonstrate a history of receiving financial aid. Nominees must be endorsed by their institutions.

For more Information regarding the Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship, please visit the website.

Application deadline: early February
U-M Contact: Honors Scholarships

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Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship provides funding for two or three years of graduate study in Great Britain. Rhodes Scholarships are used in any program available at Oxford. Nominees must be endorsed by their institutions. More information about the Rhodes Scholarship is available on their website.

U-M Preliminary Application requested: First week in April
U-M Final Application deadline: Last Monday in August
U-M Contact: Assistant Vice Provost Catherine Shaw, Institutional Representative.

To be eligible for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, or Churchill Scholarships, students must hold an undergraduate degree by the fall in which the scholarship begins. Successful candidates usually have a GPA of 3.8 or better and a record of participation in activities that demonstrate leadership and commitment.

In 2009, the Provost’s Council on Student Honors modified the Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell application process at U-M. Candidates are urged to take advantage of mentoring by the Provost’s Council on Student Honors by submitting preliminary application materials (draft essays and resumes) beginning the first week of April. Materials should be emailed to Assistant Vice Provost Catherine Shaw. Faculty members of the Provost’s Council on Student Honors will provide guidance during the summer, and applicants should use that time for communicating with recommenders and redrafting their essays. The official institutional deadline for applying for the University’s endorsement is the last Monday in August. Essays, resumes, and recommendations (4 for the Marshall and Mitchell and 5–8 for the Rhodes) are due by email to Assistant Vice Provost Catherine Shaw by noon. Although the national deadlines for these scholarships vary sightly each year, they are usually the first week of October.

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Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Marshall Scholars can choose from a large number of universities and programs in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Nominees must be endorsed by their institutions. Information about the Marshall Scholarship can be found on their website.

U-M Preliminary Application requested: First week in April
U-M Final Application deadline: Last Monday in August
U-M Contact: Assistant Vice Provost Catherine Shaw, Institutional Representative.

To be eligible for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, or Churchill Scholarships, students must hold an undergraduate degree by the fall in which the scholarship begins. Successful candidates usually have a GPA of 3.8 or better and a record of participation in activities that demonstrate leadership and commitment.

In 2009, the Provost’s Council on Student Honors modified the Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell application process at U-M. Candidates are urged to take advantage of mentoring by the Provost’s Council on Student Honors by submitting preliminary application materials (draft essays and resumes) beginning the first week of April. Materials should be emailed to Assistant Vice ProvostCatherine Shaw. Faculty members of the Provost’s Council on Student Honors will provide guidance during the summer, and applicants should use that time for communicating with recommenders and redrafting their essays. The official institutional deadline for applying for the University’s endorsement is the last Monday in August. Essays, resumes, and recommendations (4 for the Marshall and Mitchell and 5–8 for the Rhodes) are due by email to Assistant Vice Provost Catherine Shaw by noon. Although the national deadlines for these scholarships vary sightly each year, they are usually the first week of October.

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Mitchell Scholarship Program

The George Mitchell Scholarship Program provides for one year of graduate work in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. Nominees must be endorsed by their institutions. Information about the Mitchell Scholarship can be found on their website.

U-M Preliminary Application requested: First week in April
U-M Final Application deadline: Last Monday in August
U-M Contact: Assistant Vice Provost Catherine Shaw, Institutional Representative.

To be eligible for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, or Churchill Scholarships, students must hold an undergraduate degree by the fall in which the scholarship begins. Successful candidates usually have a GPA of 3.8 or better and a record of participation in activities that demonstrate leadership and commitment.

In 2009, the Provost’s Council on Student Honors modified the Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell application process at U-M. Candidates are urged to take advantage of mentoring by the Provost’s Council on Student Honors by submitting preliminary application materials (draft essays and resumes) beginning the first week of April. Materials should be emailed to Assistant Vice Provost Catherine Shaw. Faculty members of the Provost’s Council on Student Honors will provide guidance during the summer, and applicants should use that time for communicating with recommenders and redrafting their essays. The official institutional deadline for applying for the University’s endorsement is the last Monday in August. Essays, resumes, and recommendations (4 for the Marshall and Mitchell and 5–8 for the Rhodes) are due by email to Assistant Vice Provost Catherine Shaw by noon. Although the national deadlines for these scholarships vary sightly each year, they are usually the first week of October.

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Churchill Scholarship

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding for a single year for graduate work in math, science, or engineering at Churchill College, Cambridge. Information about the Churchill Scholarship can be found on their website.

Application deadline: mid-October
U-M Contact: Honors Scholarships

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Fulbright Scholarship Program

The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. The State Department makes Fulbright fellowships available to over 1,500 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English, or train in the creative arts in more than 155 countries worldwide. Click here for more information.

Application deadline: September 8, 2014
U-M Contact: Kelly Peckens

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Goldwater Scholarship

Up to 300 students in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering who will be juniors and seniors in the coming academic year will be selected for scholarships of up to $7500/year by the Barry M. Goldwater Foundation. Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. Information about the Goldwater Scholarship can be found on their website.

Application deadline: mid-November
U-M Contact: Honors Scholarships

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Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program provides internships for 18 young Americans to live and work in Asia each year. The program's purpose is to increase awareness of Asia among future leaders in American society. Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually every field (other than Asian studies) including medicine, the arts, business, law, science, environmental studies, and journalism. Click here for more information.

Application deadline: early October
U-M Contact: Kelly Peckens

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Truman Scholarships

Truman Scholarships are awarded annually to juniors and third-year seniors who are planning careers in public service. Successful candidates receive awards of up to $30,000 for the senior undergraduate year in college and two years of graduate studies. Information about the Truman Scholarship can be found on their website.

Application deadline: early January
U-M Contact: Honors Scholarships

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Udall Scholarships

Udall Scholarships are awarded annually to sophomore and junior students who are planning careers related to the environment and to Native American and Alaska Native students who plan careers in health care and tribal public policy. Information about the Udall Scholarship can be found on their website.

Application deadline: early January
U-M Contact: Robert Owen

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University of Michigan Wallenberg Fellowship

Inspired by the spirit of Raoul Wallenberg, the Wallenberg Fellowship is awarded in the spring of each year to a graduating senior of exceptional promise and accomplishment who is committed to service and the public good. The fellowship provides $25,000 to carry out an independent project of learning or exploration anywhere in the world during the year after graduation. The Fellow will engage in a self-designed and self-directed area of exploration or project of experiential learning. Through an active and immersive year-long experience, and by connecting in meaningful ways with the lives of other people and communities, the Wallenberg Fellow will prepare to make a difference in the world. Find information about the application process here.

Application deadline to schools/colleges: December 1, 2014
U-M Contact: John Godfrey

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