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Giving Opportunities

U-M’s Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships is expanding and diversifying the pool of applicants to some of the world’s most prestigious awards and leadership development opportunities such as the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. Donations to the ONSF Mission Fund help us cover any application fees, travel expenses, or incidental expenses so that financial considerations never limit who can apply for these awards.

ONSF also uses donor-supported scholarships such as the STEM Research Career Award and Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship to identify, celebrate, and support top students who will use their U-M education to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Your Gifts at Work

Gifts from U-M alumni and friends support U-M’s leaders and best! Here are a few of our amazing students.

Nadine is a 2017 Truman Scholar, 2018 Rhodes Scholar, and 2020 Knights-Hennessy Scholar. At Oxford, she completed a master’s degree in Comparative Social Policy examining Lebanon’s health systems. She is currently a medical student at Stanford University, studying family medicine. 

"The advising I received at ONSF transformed my entire life. I remember saying to Henry that I could not imagine myself ever leaving Michigan, let alone moving abroad. ONSF's mentorship and support afforded me with great blessings in travel, experiences, friendships, and education. I am forever grateful.”

 

Darius Moore is U-M's 2021 Wallenberg Fellow. Darius spent a year working with stigmatized populations in La Clinica de Familia in La Romana, Dominican Republic. He is now back at U-M pursuing a master’s of public health. Read more about Darius’ fellowship experience here.

"The Wallenberg Fellowship is truly a transformative experience. There were many points in my application and fellowship year that made me question my values, my personal and professional aspirations, and who I believe myself to be."

José Luiz Vargas De Mendonça is a junior in Aerospace Engineering and U-M's 2022 STEM RCA Recipient. An international student from Brazil, José intends to pursue a PhD in his field and take on leadership roles in international space endeavors. Read more about José’s research here.

"Applying for the STEM Research Career Award helped me to reflect on how much I have grown from my research, from being intimidated by many concepts at the beginning to being fascinated and excited by the unknown."

Giving Initiatives: ONSF Mission Fund

The ONSF Mission Fund allows us the most flexibility to support our applicants, ensuring that financial considerations are not a factor in applying to prestigious national awards such as the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. We also use this fund to pursue new opportunities for identifying and celebrating top U-M students.

Giving Initiatives: STEM Research Career Fund

The STEM Research Career Award helps us identify and celebrate top sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers. Past recipients have gone on to PhD programs at places like MIT and Stanford. It also provides an inclusive option for international students who cannot be nominated to federally-funded STEM awards. Gifts to the STEM Research Career Award Fund sustain this important part of our advising process for national scholarships in senior year.

Giving Initiatives: Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship

The Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship is the highest award given to a graduating senior at Honors Convocation. It provides $25,000 to complete a self-designed fellowship year anywhere in the world that contributes to the humanitarian legacy of one of U-M’s most illustrious alumni. The fellowship was created through a gift from Bert Askwith and his daughter Patti Kenner in honor of Mary Sue Coleman. We are seeking additional gifts to this endowment to raise the amount of the fellowship and explore new possibilities such as connections with the Raoul Wallenberg Academy in Stockholm, Sweden.

Donate by Mail or Telephone

You may also donate by phone (734-763-2422) or mail:

Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships

University of Michigan

1330 Mason Hall, 435 S. State St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

Please make your check payable to the University of Michigan and specify which fund you are supporting.Questions?

Contact ONSF at onsf.info@umich.edu or call 734-763-2422.

Additional Giving Opportunities

To discuss these or other giving opportunities, including bequests, estate, or planned gifts, please contact Julia Sohn (LSA Advancement; julyreic@umich.edu; 734.615.6533).