UMSI matching funds and preferred admissions
UMSI matching funds for external tuition awards
MSI students who receive an external scholarship prior to their first term of enrollment or through their first year (12 months) of enrollment are eligible for up to $10,000 in matching funds, depending on the award amount, the level of funding already awarded by UMSI, the remaining unmet need for cost of attendance, and the availability of funds remaining in the annual matching funds budget.
MSI students who have received a scholarship from the School of Information are eligible for a single match of funds. This means that an MSI student who receives a $5000 external scholarship may receive matching funds from UMSI for up to $5000. Additionally, MSI students who do not have a scholarship from the School of Information are eligible to be double-matched. This means that an MSI student who receives a $5000 external scholarship may receive matching funds from UMSI for up to $10,000. In either case, the maximum total that can be matched is $10,000. Admitted students who receive an external award should submit the original award statement (keeping a copy for personal records) with a request for matching funds to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
School of Information
University of Michigan
3360 North Quad
105 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
Current students who receive an external award within 12 months of initial enrollment should submit the award statement to Academic Programs Coordinator George Sprague at email@example.com.
All UMSI matching funds will be applied towards student tuition expenses within the two-year (four-semester) MSI program, or as a stipend up to the unmet need for cost of attendance (as defined by the U-M Office of Financial Aid).
Note that UMSI matching funds apply to scholarship awards only, not to tuition support provided via employee benefit programs or government sponsored tuition payment programs.
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 for the MSI degree and the Health Informatics Achievement Fellowship for the MHI.
MSI preferred admissions
The following applicants are eligible for preferred admission and application fee waivers in addition to being eligible for up to $10,000 in matching funds:
- Americorps current members or alumni
- i3 Scholars
- GEM Fellows
- Paul D. Coverdell Fellows (UMSI offers additional benefits to Coverdell Fellows)
- Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair)
Students in these programs have also historically been very competitive for our merit scholarships that range from partial to full tuition coverage.