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University of Michigan School of Information


UMSI Achievement Fellowship

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UMSI Achievement Fellowships are structured to assist eligible students in the Master of Science and Information and Master of Health Informatics programs with four semesters of support consisting of tuition, required fees, health and dental insurance, and a stipend of $11,598 (adjusted annually each September) per semester.

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

  • Have a record of superior academic achievement (e.g., grade point average, honors or other designation)
  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents

and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • 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. Underrepresented educational background includes attendance at:
    • single-gender college 
    • community or two-year college
    • Minority Serving Institution including
      • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI)
      • Alaskan Native-Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions (ANNHSI)
      • Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI)
      • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
      • Native American Serving Non Tribal Institutions (NASNTI)
      • Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI)
      • Tribal College and Universities (TCU)
  • 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 U.S. citizens, veterans or persons with disabilities
  • Have 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

No separate application required

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

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.

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  • Invitations to exclusive information sessions and events 
  • The opportunity to chat with current students 
  • More in-depth information about the MSI or MHI program 
  • Tips and advice for creating a successful application 
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