University of Michigan USA Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarships for Postgraduate Africans and Asians

Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Several
Course Level: Graduate
Provider: Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship Fund
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
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.

Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarships

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.

Selection criteria:
Students must have a strong academic record and demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise.

Eligible groups
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.

Participating Institutions
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
  • humanities
  • medicine
  • public health
  • public policy
  • nursing
  • environmental sciences
Number of awards
Not specified, but several will be given

Sponsorship duration
This will be a onetime stipend award.

Scholarship benefits
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
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for detailed information on how to apply for the Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship award, and also to download the Scholarship Fund Nomination Form.

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