The U-M STEM Research Career Award supports accomplished sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue a PhD or MD/PhD and research career in a STEM field.

The scholarship is also a great opportunity for international students ineligible to apply for national scholarships due to US citizenship or permanent residency requirements. The winner this year, José Luiz Vargas De Mendonça, is a native of Brazil.

To read more about his accomplishment, read this great article from the Michigan Daily.