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Funding for RC Students: Study Away, Internships, Projects, and Semester in Detroit

Hannah Brauer, RC class of 2020 in Heredia Province, Costa Rica at La Catarata de La Paz [La Paz Waterfall]. "Someone yelled “Go Blue!” from the top of the waterfall as this photo was taken!"


RC students take their language skills and passion for social justice into the world in myriad ways every year, contributing to the fact that the University of Michigan has the most students studying abroad among Big Ten universities and is fourth in the nation among higher education institutions.

The Residential College abides by University measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes any travel restrictions described on the Center for Global and Intercultural Studies website, as well as the domestic and international travel details on the Global Michigan website. 

CGIS has made the difficult decision to cancel their study abroad programs for the Winter 2021 semester. Unfortunately, there is not enough evidence to suggest that the public health situation around the world, including here in the US, will have stabilized enough for CGIS to confidently offer their winter programs.

The RC generally offers funding for RC students and LSA students with an RC major to pursue study abroad, internship and project opportunities. Due to measures to protect our students from the COVID-19 pandemic, the RC is not offering funding support for programs that would require the student to travel outside of their home country or the US. Students interested in pursuing funding from the Residential College for study or internships and projects away in Winter 2021 should persue the updated description of the funds (required pre-reading below) that note the limitations due to health and safety measures. 

Please see the required prereading below, and if after reading it you determine that your plans match up to one of the RC funds, you are encouraged to apply at the button below. 

*Please note: only students who demonstrate financial need are eligible to receive funding from the Donald and June Brown Fund and the Blackford Fund. Need is demonstrated with a current year FAFSA. If you did not complete a FAFSA for the current academic year, and your financial situation has changed since the FAFSA deadline, AND you can demonstrate need, please complete an application and include that information. Each fund has specific requirements for eligibility, which you can read about at the link below.