Course(s) Offered: Several
Course Level: Graduate
Provider: Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship Fund
Country to Study in: USA
The Yossi Schiff Awards assist outstanding international students. It is designed to promote international understanding and offer an educational opportunity through scholarships to foreign graduate students (from developing countries) in need.
International graduate students from developing countries with F-1 or J-1 visas pursuing the underlisted eligible careers may apply. Please see below for the list of eligible countries and careers.
US citizens and permanent residents of the USA are not eligible.
Students must have a strong academic record and demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise.
Students from developing countries of Africa and Asia, including:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote-d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Gaza Strip, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, The Occupied Territories (West Bank), Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Rackham Graduate School; University of Michigan, Michigan; USA
Fields of study
Current international Rackham graduate students with an active F-1 or J-1 visas pursuing the following careers may apply:
- social sciences
- public health
- public policy
- environmental sciences
Not specified, but several will be given
This will be a onetime stipend award.
One stipend award of $25,000 will be made.
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.
Method of Application
Students must be nominated by their programs. Students should contact their program regarding their selection and nomination process.
Nomination materials must include the following:
- Completed nomination and program information
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- Personal statement
- Research statement
- Two letter of recommendation; one letter of recommendation from the program chair or faculty/research advisor and one additional letter of recommendation
The deadline date for the current session is April 13th, 2015.
The Scholarship Fund is a fitting tribute to Yossi Schiff, a young man of Jewish heritage who received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2005 and cared deeply for the world around him trying to foster values of mutual respect between people, cultures and nations.
This award honors his memory - his open mind and kind heart, the concern he showed for others, and his passion and curiosity in life.
Application Deadline: 13 April 2015
Open to International students: Yes
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Related: List of Scholarships in the USA for International Students