The Barbour Scholarship was established for women of the highest academic and professional caliber from the area formerly known as the Orient (encompassing the lands extending from Turkey in the west to Japan and the Philippines in the east) to study modern science, medicine, mathematics and other academic disciplines and professions critical to the development of their native lands. The scholarship is available to international students within any graduate program in any school or college of the Ann Arbor campus.
Students must be nominated by their program and programs may nominate one student each year. If you meet the criteria for the award, you should inform your graduate program of your interest and ask about their nomination procedures. To nominate a student, graduate programs must complete and submit the online nomination form found at: https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Fellowships/apps/index.php?entry=1.
Nominees must be citizens of countries in the area formerly known as the Orient. Fellows are chosen on the basis of potential for contribution to their home country as well as academic record, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation and timely progress to the degree.
5-8 awards are granted each year. Awards cover full tuition and required fees, stipend of $17,600 (currently) for one academic year (fall and winter terms), GradCare health and dental (option 1) during the tenure of the fellowship.
More information on the eligibility criteria, selection criteria, award description and nomination procedure is available on the Rackham website.
The deadline for nominations is January 20th, 2012.
About the Author
Erin Cain, Senior Fellowships Officer, Rackham Graduate School