Application Deadline: April 13, 2015 | Offered annually? Yes
Scholarship Name: Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship Fund
Brief description: Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship for students from Africa and Asia 2015 to study Social Sciences, Humanities, Medicine, Public Health, Public Policy, Nursing and Environmental Sciences at University of Michigan, USA
Eligible Field of Study: Social Sciences, Humanities, Medicine, Public Health, Public Policy, Nursing and Environmental Sciences
The Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship Fund is designed to promote international understanding and offer an educational opportunity through scholarships to foreign graduate students (from developing countries) in need.
The 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. 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.
Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified
Scholarship Type: Graduate scholarships
Selection Criteria and Eligibility
International graduate students from developing countries (listed below) with F-1 or J-1 visas pursuing the following careers may apply:
Social Sciences, Humanities, Medicine, Public Health, Public Policy, Nursing, Environmental Sciences
Students must have a strong academic record and demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise.
Number of Scholarships: Not specified
Value of Scholarship: One stipend award of $25,000 will be made
Duration of Scholarship: onetime offer
Students from the following countries are eligible:
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
US citizens and permanent residents are not eligible.
To be taken at (country): University of Michigan, USA
How to Apply
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
- Nomination Form
- Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship Fund Nomination Form
For more details about the Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship Fund, Nomination Form and application visit scholarship webpage
Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship Fund at University of Michigan, USA