ONSF First Look

Join Henry Dyson, Director of the Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships for information sessions featuring special guests such as program alumni or official representatives! 

What is ONSF? 

The Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships is an office at U-M that recruits and prepares U-M students and recent alums for major national scholarship and fellowship competitions. We welcome U-M students from every school or college, at any time during their academic year. All students, staff, and faculty who wish to learn more about programs hosted by ONSF are encouraged to attend. Visit https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf to learn more or make an advising appointment with Dr. Dyson.

Example ONSF First-look Sessions: 

  • The Truman Scholarship: Public Service & Leadership | $30,000 for grad school
  • U-M Wallenberg Fellowship: Travel, Discovery & Service | $25,000 self-designed fellowship year
  • STEM Research Career Award: Undergrad STEM | 1 application, 3 scholarships! 


Feel free to register for multiple sessions! All sessions will take place via Zoom and will be held on Tuesdays throughout the Fall 2020 Semester. 





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Henry Dyson, Director of ONSF

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation provides up to $30,000 for the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. Students apply in their third undergraduate year and should have an outstanding record of public service activities and leadership.


Learn more: https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf/scholarships/united-states/truman-scholarship.html

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Henry Dyson, Director of ONSF

Inspired by the spirit of Raoul Wallenberg, the Wallenberg Fellowship is awarded in the spring of each year to a graduating senior of exceptional promise and accomplishment who is committed to service and the public good. The fellowship provides $25,000 to carry out an independent project of learning or exploration anywhere in the world during the year after graduation. 

Learn more: https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf/fellowships/university-of-michigan/wallenberg-fellowship.html 

Interested in applying? Email wallenbergfellowship@umich.edu to register for our brand-new Canvas site!

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Henry Dyson, Director of ONSF

The purpose of the U-M STEM Research Career Award is to support highly qualified students who plan to pursue a PhD and research career in a STEM fields. The scholarship provides $5000 for summer research or other academic expenses. The scholarship does not require US citizenship; it is open to students from all nationalities and backgrounds. The U-M STEM Research Career Award application and letters of recommendation will also be used to select U-M’s nominees for the Goldwater and Astronaut Scholarships from among eligible applicants.

Learn more: https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf/scholarships/stem-biomedical/u-m-stem-research-career-award.html

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Henry Dyson, Director of ONSF, Cherline Bazile PD Soros Fellow 2019

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans provides up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any graduate degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The total value of the fellowship is $90,000.

Learn more: https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf/scholarships/united-states/the-paul---daisy-soros-fellowships.html

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Henry Dyson, Director of ONSF

The Yenching Academy provides full tuition plus a generous stipend to cover travel and living expenses for a 2-year Masters program in China Studies at Peking University in Beijing. The first year curriculum offers an intensive program of interdisciplinary classroom and field study of Chinese history and culture, as well as real-time issues in China’s development. The second year provides a living stipend to complete a thesis, an internship and other immersive experiences.  

Learn more: https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf/scholarships/global/yenching-academy.html

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Henry Dyson, Director of ONSF

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results. 

Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 11-13 one-year fellowships (salary plus benefits) to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. 

Learn more: https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf/fellowships/public-policy-programs/james-c-gaither-fellows.html

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Henry Dyson, Director of ONSF

Inspired by the spirit of Raoul Wallenberg, the Wallenberg Fellowship is awarded in the spring of each year to a graduating senior of exceptional promise and accomplishment who is committed to service and the public good. The fellowship provides $25,000 to carry out an independent project of learning or exploration anywhere in the world during the year after graduation. 


Learn more: https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf/fellowships/university-of-michigan/wallenberg-fellowship.html 

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Henry Dyson, Director of ONSF

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship was established in 2000 by a donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It provides a full-cost scholarship and living stipend for graduate study (Master’s or Doctorate) in any field of study available at the University of Cambridge. Scholars are selected for their outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, and commitment to improving the lives of others as well as fit for the proposed program of study at Cambridge. The aim of the Gates Cambridge program is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Learn more: https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf/scholarships/united-kingdom/gates-cambridge-scholarship.html

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Henry Dyson, Director of ONSF

Attend this session to explore fully-funded summer research programs available to U-M undergraduates! 

Learn more: https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf/summer-programs.html

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Henry Dyson, Director of ONSF

The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 

Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships, and research grants. Scholars must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.

Learn more: https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf/scholarships/united-states/beinecke-scholarship-program.html

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Henry Dyson, Director of ONSF

The Udall Foundation awards $5,000 scholarships to college sophomores and juniors and the opportunity to attend a 4-day orientation in Tucson, AZ and to gain access to the Udall Alumni Network. The Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship provides support for approximately 125 full-time undergraduate students per year studying in NOAA mission fields. Scholarship recipients receive two years of academic support (up to $9,500/year) and a 10-week paid summer internship at a NOAA partner facility. 

Learn more: https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf/scholarships/united-states/udall-scholarship.html

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