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Fellowships and Competitions

A fellowship generally refers to nationally competitive grants, scholarships, and similar funding opportunities. Fellowships typically fund study, research, or teaching in the U.S. or abroad, and are an investment in your future, not a reward for previous work.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Sophomore or Junior students with demonstrated commitment to career in the environment, or Native American & Alaska Native students who plan careers in health care & tribal public policy are eligible and encouraged to apply for these scholarships. PitE students are generally competitive applicants for this scholarship competition.

  • When to apply: Fall term
  • How to apply: contact Henry Dyson in LSA

Wallenberg Fellowship

Wallenberg Fellowship 

This fellowship is awarded in the spring of each year to a graduating senior of exceptional promise and accomplishment who is committed to service and the public good. The fellowship provides $25,000 to carry out an independent project of learning or exploration anywhere in the world during the year after graduation.

  • When to apply: Fall term
  • How to apply: contact Henry Dyson in LSA

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

This is a highly competitive and prestigious federal scholarship granted to U.S. college juniors for demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service. According to the Washington Post, the Truman Scholarship's "sole aim is to pick out people with potential to become leaders—then provide support to help them realize their aspirations." 

  • $30,000 toward a graduate education
  • When to apply: Fall term

LSA Fellowships and Scholarships

LSA Fellowships and Scholarships

This LSA Fellowships and Scholarships page is a rich listing of both prestigious awards and fellowships available to students. These fellowship and scholarships range from that of supporting students volunteering and do service work abroad, funding graduate study or research, and connecting students to national networks of scholars.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

This is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.

Other Distinguished Scholarships

Other Distinguished Scholarships

  • Offered through the U-M Provost’s Office
  • Provides funding for graduate studies, do research abroad, or teach English abroad
  • Nearly a dozen of different scholarships (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell Scholarships)

Center for South Asian Studies

Center for South Asian Studies supports a fellowship program for U-M undergraduate students to design and carry out their own fellowship programs in India during the summer

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide tuition and a stipend to students studying designated foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies.

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan (DDCSP UM)

The DDCSP UM supports students who have leadership and academic potentialand who are also committed to diversifying the field of conservation.

This is a national program open to students at any accredited 4 year college oruniversity. This program is intended for currently enrolled undergraduate students earlyin their academic careers; priority is given to students who are currently freshmen andsophomores, or students with at least two full years of college remaining. Graduatingseniors are not eligible to apply.