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About/ FAQ

ONSF Candidate Mixer with Dean Martin, March 2017

U-M's Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships is located in the LSA Honors Program, but is a service provided to all students at the University.  Our applicants come from all 18 U-M schools and colleges, graduate and professional as well as undergraduate.  

ONSF's mission is to increase both the diversity and competitiveness of U-M students applying to major national scholarships and fellowships while helping all applicants to develop into self-aware leaders and citizens who have specific plans to challenge the present and transform the future.

The ONSF website is intended to provide a single, comprehensive source of information for students seeking nationally- and internationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships.  Advising and nomination for these programs is occasionally housed in other U-M units (e.g. the Fulbright Office in the International Institute or Peace Corps office in the International Center). In these cases we have provided links to the appropriate U-M contacts and webpages.

Some of the opportunities listed on this website (e.g. the Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, and Truman Scholarships) require U-M endorsement.  In these cases, students cannot apply directly and must follow the instructions and deadlines posted for the U-M nomination process.  For programs that do not require U-M nomination, students may apply directly with or without assistance from ONSF advisors.  In many cases, ONSF keeps a lists of U-M alums who have completed these programs and would be willing to mentor future U-M applicants.

Please check back occasionally as we continue to add new opportunities and resources. If you find a good program that is not already on our website, please let us know!