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Doctoral Scholarship for Underrepresented Students

Submit electronically to Laura Thomas


This fund provides support to doctoral students who meet one or more of the following criteria and who demonstrate unmet financial need due to a life crisis or some other foreseeable circumstance. Students may receive support from this fund in the amount of $1,175 per year per student. One student per year may receive support. Please contact the Doctoral Office prior to submitting the award application to verify funds are still available:

  • Come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented in graduate study in their discipline in the United States or at the University of Michigan;
  • Has experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances;
  • Are first-generation U.S. citizens or are the first generation in their families to graduate from a four-year college.

Doctoral Scholarship for Underrepresented Students Application

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