The Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist outstanding international students. Yossi Schiff received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2005. Born in Israel and proud of his Jewish heritage, Yossi was an enthusiastic traveler who enjoyed his sojourns in Africa and Southeast Asia. This award honors his memory-his open mind and kind heart, the concern he showed for others, and his passion and curiosity in life. Designed to promote international understanding and offer an educational opportunity to foreign graduate students in need, the Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship Fund is a fitting tribute to a young man who cared deeply for the world around him and tried to foster values of mutual respect between people, cultures and nations.
This scholarship is open to international graduate students with F-1 or J-1 visas pursuing careers in social sciences, humanities, medicine, public health, public policy, nursing, and environmental sciences. The deadline for nominations is May 3, 2012.
Students must be nominated by their program. 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.
Nominees from a specific list of countries are eligible to apply. Please see the award guidelines on the web for the complete list. Students must have a strong academic record and demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise.
One (1) stipend award of $25,000 is granted each year. A student may receive only one Yossi Schiff award, but in extraordinary circumstances a student may be considered for a second award. In no circumstances will a student receive more than two awards.
More information on the eligibility criteria, selection criteria, award description and nomination procedure is available on the Rackham website.
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Erin Cain, Senior Fellowships Officer, Rackham Graduate School
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