University of Michigan Past President Mary Sue Coleman wanted more students to travel abroad and to experience other cultures firsthand, seek solutions to world problems and learn to thrive in a dynamic global environment. Presenting significant resources behind the mission, Coleman and her husband, Kenneth M. Coleman, donated $1 million toward scholarships for the University of Michigan undergraduate and graduate students to support international study, internships, service work, and other opportunities.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
- The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor undergraduate students in the University of Michigan-sponsored study abroad programs encompassing other global experiences, and students enrolled in any graduate or professional program for international experiences directly related to their degree.
- Applicants may be assessed on demonstrated financial need.
- Acceptance of this award requires you to submit a written summary of your global experience within 30 days of your return (Failure to submit this upon your return can result in cancellation of your award). This can include supplemental materials such as photos (highly recommended!). Also, be sure to thank Coleman’s in your summary.
- It requires an applicant to be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours) and be making satisfactory academic progress in order to continue receiving the scholarship.
How to Apply
- Submission of an online Michigan Compass application form.
- You should provide an explanation of your global experience, location, program information, and a brief personal statement.
- You should provide a cost breakdown for Graduate students OR Undergraduates in a Non-Credit Program.