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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.

Students interested in pursuing funding for study or internships and projects away that are permitted according to these two sources are welcome and encouraged to apply for funding from the Residential College. Over the summer 2020, these applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. After September 1, we will announce a due date for applications for experiences that take place in Winter 2021 or Spring/Summer 2021, and those applications will be reviewed as a batch. 

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. 

The Residential College provides funding for RC students or LSA students with a declared RC major for study abroad, internships, research projects, and Semester in Detroit. Depending on the request, students may apply for funding from the Donald and June Brown Fund*, Amy Rose Silverman Individual Project Abroad Scholarship, the William S. Blackford Scholarship, and the Honeli Fund.  

*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.