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Scholarships and Awards

Organizational Studies provides opportunities for students to gain additional funding for their educational experiences.  

Andy & Ellyn Lansing Leader/Scholar Award:  This award is given to a rising senior who demonstrates academic excellence in the classroom and leadership qualities in the Organizational Studies Program and/or larger University of Michigan community.  The recipient of this award will receive funding toward tuition during his or her senior year.  Winners of this award are chosen by the OS faculty and staff.
Eligibility:  Rising Seniors

Jordan Harris Award: The Jordan Harris Social Justice Award was created in memory of Jordan Harris, an OS student who was deeply involved in social justice advocacy. This award recognizes a student whose academic and extra-curricular work reflect a passion and commitment for social justice activism, leadership, and compassion. The award winner also exhibits the potential to make a significant contribution to the pursuit of social justice in one or more areas upon graduation.
Eligibility: OS current senior
Term offering: Bestowed annually at OS graduation ceremony. Nominations will be solicited from the OS community in winter term.

Malkin Shadowing Award: The Malkin Shadowing Program gives current OS students the opportunity to explore possible career avenues by immersing themselves for a day with OS alumni at their current job location. This award aims to assist students with the costs of travel and accommodations associated with the shadowing program. The Malkin Shadowing Program is made possible through the Malkin Family Mentorship Program Fund.
Eligibility: Current OS juniors or OS seniors who have not yet accepted a job offer.  
Term Offerings: Fall

OS Honors Research Support: Organizational Studies provides financial support for those OS students pursuing an honors thesis in the program. This financial support is made possible through the Organizational Studies Strategic Fund. Students may apply for up to $500 in support of their research. Some types of costs that can be considered for Honors Research support include (but are not limited to): payment of research assistants for coding; transcription costs; photocopying of surveys; coverage of transportation costs related to research, or presentation of research at a conference. For full details, please visit here.
Eligibility: OS juniors and seniors enrolled in the OS Honors Program

OS Internship Award: This award aims to encourage and support OS students who pursue summer internships. These awards provide limited financial assistance to help defray the additional living expenses, travel costs, etc., often involved in summer internships. In exchange for this financial assistance, OS majors will be asked to share their internship experiences with the larger Organizational Studies community. This award, given at the end of Winter semester of junior year, is funded through the the DeSchutter Family Career Development Internship Fund and the Odean Capital Group LLC Fund.
Eligibility:  
Accepted Sophomores, Juniors
Term Offerings: Summer

OS Opportunity Award:  This award provides partial tuition assistance to OS students who have substantial financial need due to unforeseen circumstances. Application for this award is every fall and winter semester.  Students may apply more than once for the award. This award is made possible by the following funds: Benzie Family Fund, Carson Family Organizational Studies Strategic Fund, David Blumenfeld Scholarship Fund, and the Director's Strategic Fund.
Eligibility:  Students with financial need
Term Offerings:
 Fall, Winter

OS Public Service Award: This award recognizes and supports OS students who have an interest in public service and who show evidence of civic engagement on campus as well as in their career aspirations. The award aims at assisting students for the additional costs associated with public service opportunities that students engage in (internships, volunteer positions, Michigan in Washington public service activities).
Eligibility: Current OS students who will return to campus upon completion of their public service experience.
Term Offerings: Rolling deadline (contact org.studies@umich.edu, for details).

OS Research Encouragement and Development Award (RED): This award aims to foster support of student research activities and encourage graduate study. The award provides limited financial assistance to help defray the living expenses, travel costs, etc., often involved in presenting research at conferences or taking part in training specific to research. In exchange for this financial assistance, OS majors will be asked to share their experiences with the larger Organizational Studies community. This RED Award is independent from the OS Honors Research award, which is available to all OS honors students to assist with costs associated with carrying out the research for their honors theses.
Eligibility: Current OS students who will return to campus upon completion of their research experience.
Term Offerings: Rolling deadline (contact org.studies@umich.edu, for details).

OS Study Abroad Scholarship: The OS Study Abroad Scholarship is a competitive award designed to support students who have chosen to enhance their skills as a global citizen through a formal study abroad program. Special priority is given to programs through which the student will be fully immersed in the host culture and the course content has relevance for the student’s OS pathway. This award will provide limited financial assistance for tuition, airfare, or additional living expenses for studying abroad.
Eligibility: OS juniors
Term offerings: Winter, summer

Suzanne M. Jones OS Spirit Award: This award honors the dedication of former OS Key Administrator Suzanne Jones to OS, especially in the area of student services and the development of an OS community. 
Eligibility: Any current OS student, staff or faculty member.
Term offering: Bestowed annually at OS graduation ceremony. Nominations will be solicited from the OS community in winter term.

Please visit the Barger Leadership Institute Awards & Grants page for a listing of scholarship and funding opportunities.  

Please visit the LSA Scholarships website for a number of other scholarship opportunities for current students with demonstrated financial need.