Funding - Master's Degree in Higher Education with Concentration in Diversity and Social Justice

We are commited to helping our students find funding to cover tuition and educational expense.  There are numerous scholarships and funds for which students are automatically considered.  We will let you know if you qualify for any of the awards and what amount of support it includes. 

An integral part of the program is a required two-term (fall and winter) internship, selected by you based upon your career goals. These opportunities are developed specifically for higher education master’s students and most include a paid hourly stipend.

Upon acceptance into the CSHPE master’s program, you will be given detailed information about the internship application process. If you have questions about CSHPE departmental funding, including information on internships, contact the coordinator for master's program activities.  On occasion, master's students have secured graduate student instructor or graduate student staff assistant positions through other departments to meet the internship requirement. Information on those opportunities can be found on the U-M Academic Human Resources website.

If you have any questions about funding your education, send an email to cshpe.info@umich.edu.

In addition to the funding that we'll find for you when you're admitted, there are even more financial resources that might be available to you!


Scholarships


Alumnae Council Scholarships are available to you when you're a second-year student. Note: You will find the scholarship listing under the section Scholarship Notification and Renewal (fourth listing from the top under the heading Scholarship Name).

Brownlee Forgivable Loan The loan was established by Donald S. & Floydene Beardslee Brownlee to provide need-based student loan support to exemplary full-time master’s students who attend the School of Education (SOE) at the University of Michigan. The loan obligation is cancelled if the recipient fullfills an obligation to teach full-time at the kindergarten through 12th grade level.  Documentation that the recipient taught for  a period of one year must be presented to the Univrsity's Loan Collection Office within two years of graduation from the University of Michigan. Additional information about the loan wil be presented upon offer of our forgivable loan. 

The International Institute lists numerous fellowships and awards for students interested in foreign languages and international studies.

Levi L. Barbour Fellowship for Women from the Orient In 1914 the bequest of Levi L. Barbour established a scholarship program at the University of Michigan for women of the highest academic and professional caliber from the area formerly known as the Orient (encompassing the lands extending from Turkey in the west to Japan and the Philippines in the east) to study modern science, medicine, mathematics and other academic disciplines and professions critical to the development of their native lands.

Private Scholarships Many private scholarships for college students are offered each year by a variety of organizations. These scholarships can range in amount from small honorariums to thousands of dollars. To be considered, students must meet the eligibility criteria specified by the donor or sponsor and complete a scholarship application (if required).  Please click on the following sites to learn more about scholarships collegescholarships.org or campusexplorer.com.  Additionally, the Office of Financial Aid at the University of Michigan has a listing of their private scholarship awards.  Click on finaid.umich.edu to learn more. 

Rackham Graduate School administers fellowships, grants, and scholarships for which you may be eligible.

The Rackham Master's Award is a competitive award open to newly admitted students in a Rackham graduate degree program; it provides three semesters of funding that includes tuition, two full semesters of fees and living expenses, and an academic year of health and dental insurance.

The Center for the Education of Women may have funding for you if you've been out of school for eight months or longer.

Susan Lipschutz, Margaret Ayers Host, and Anna Olcott Smith Fellowship Three separate scholarships intended to assist female graduate students.

Travel Grants


Rackham Travel Grants help students defray traveling expenses incurred to present a poster or paper at a conference.

Research Support


Rackham Research Grants are designed to support students who need assistance to carry out research that advances their progress toward their degree.  If you are a doctoral student, you may qualify twice for these funds, once before candidacy and once as a candidate. If you're a master’s student, then you are eligible to receive one of these grants.

Emergency Funding


The Center for the Education of Women offers Critical Difference Grants for students in emergency situations.

Rackham Graduate School administers a Student Emergency Fund to help in case of medical, dental, or mental health emergencies for yourself or, in some circumstances, for your immediate family members.

The School of Education may have resources for students in emergency situations.

Financial Aid


A Child Care Subsidy may be available to you if you're a parent with child care expenses.

The university's Office of Financial Aid has information about various loan programs for which you may be able to apply.

Student employment including Federal Work-Study and non-work study opportunities are listed on the Student Employment website.

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