Rackham Barbour Scholarship

For women of the highest academic and professional caliber from the area formerly known as the Orient (encompassing the lands extending from Turkey in the west to Japan and the Philippines in the east) to study modern science, medicine, mathematics, and other academic disciplines and professions critical to the development of their native lands. SEAS may nominate one student to the university-wide competition. SEAS nominee will be determined by the SEAS Scholarship Committee.

In addition, nominees:

  • must not be permanent residents or citizens of the United States and not married to permanent residents or citizens of the United States
  • must intend to devote themselves to a professional career in their native countries after graduation
  • must be enrolled full-time in a master’s or doctoral program at the University of Michigan
  • must have completed two full semesters of graduate work at the University of Michigan before beginning tenure as a Barbour Scholar
  • must be in residence on campus as a full-time student during the tenure of the award

SEAS Application Process: Students interested in being nominated must email the following items as attachments to seas-financial-aid@umich.edu no later than 9:00 AM on Monday, November 6, 2017. The SEAS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, in conjunction with the SEAS Scholarship Committee, will determine which student's nomination will be forwarded to Rackham. Once that decision has been made, applicants will be notified of their status.

  • Current CV/resume
  • Personal statement (1,500-word maximum) must address:
    • description of research
    • future goals
    • contribution to home country
  • Arrange for a faculty member to support your request by sending a nomination statement (1,500-word maximum) by 9:00 AM on Monday, November 6, 2017 to seas-financial-aid@umich.edu describing why you would be appropriate for nomination.  The faculty nomination statement must address;
    • academic achievements
    • promise and/or potential contributions in your field of study
Stipend amount only: 
Funding type: 
Application deadline: 
November 6, 2017
Deadline time (if not 11:59 p.m. EST): 
9 a.m.
Key eligibility criteria: 
All degree programs
International students
Last updated: 
October 2, 2017