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The Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships is an office at the University of Michigan that recruits and prepares U-M undergraduates, graduate and professional students and recent alums for major national scholarship and fellowship competitions.

About ONSF includes more information such as our Mission Statement, list of Previous Recipients, DEI Plan, and FERPA Policies.

Getting Started provides an overview of how ONSF works with applicants including where to find resources and advice, as well as what to expect in a U-M nomination cycle.  

We work with students from every school and college at U-M. 

Scholarships & Fellowships

ONSF applicants come from all 18 U-M schools and colleges, graduate and professional as well as undergraduate. Here you will find a number of opportunities for external funding. 

Some are scholarships which provide financial support for degree-based programs. Many of these opportunities are for postgraduate study, such as the Rhodes Scholarship which provides full support for 2-3 years of study at the University of Oxford.  A few, however, such as the GoldwaterAstronaut, and Udall Scholarships provide money for junior or senior year.  

Other programs are fellowships and provide support for postgraduate experiential programs that do not result in a degree.  One example includes U-M’s Wallenberg Fellowship, which provides $25,000 to a graduating senior each year to complete a self-designed fellowship year anywhere in the world.  

Finally, you’ll find a number of funded summer programs including opportunities for language study and STEM research.  These programs can also provide valuable building blocks for later scholarship and fellowship applications. 

Opportunities by Academic Year:

Explore the various programs below arranged by eligible academic year. This is NOT a comprehensive list, but rather a starting point and a way to begin taking advantage of all ONSF has to offer. Enjoy! 

More ONSF Resources 

Check out the ONSF Resources section for a variety of tools created for curious students, prospective applicants, letter writers, faculty, and more! 

  • Students in a current application cycle, or those interested in applying, can find useful information in the Prospective & Current Applicants section. Remember, the best place to find information about your program or application is the corresponding Canvas site or module! 

  • Check out Application & Program Guides for ONSF-created reflection and advising resources for direct-apply programs like the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford or how to to get started Thinking About Gap Years.