UMSI diversity scholarships

University of Michigan School of Information Achievement Fellowship

UMSI Achievement Fellowships are structured to assist eligible students with two semesters of support consisting of tuition, required fees, health and dental insurance, and a stipend of $9,675 (adjusted annually each September) per semester followed by two additional semesters of full tuition support.

 The University of Michigan School of Information Achievement Fellowship is open to newly admitted students who:

  1. have a record of superior academic achievement (e.g., grade point average, honors, or other designation);
  2. are U.S. citizens or permanent residents;

 And meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. 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;
  2. have demonstrated sustained commitment to diversity in the academic, professional, or civic realm through their work experience, volunteer engagement, or leadership of student or community organizations to reduce social, educational or economic disparities. By diversity we mean the broad definition of the underrepresented groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQA status, non-traditional students, first generation college students, first generation US citizens, veterans, or persons with disabilities;
  3. have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances;
  4. are first-generation U.S. citizens or are the first generation in their families to graduate from a four-year college.

As with UMSI merit scholarships, decisions for this fellowship are based on application materials; there is no separate application required.

New for the Fall of 2018, current Rackham Master's Award recipients and Rackham Merit Fellows that elect to pursue a dual degree with either the School of Information's Masters of Science in Information (MSI) or Masters of Health Informatics (MHI) programs are eligible to receive matching funding through our MSI Achievement Fellowship. More information can be found about the Health Informatics Achievement Fellowship for MHI students here.

Additional Resources

To learn more about external diversity-related resources and scholarships, please see our external diversity scholarships page.