Funding - Master of Arts in Educational Studies - Educational Leadership and Policy
You want to come but don't know how you'll cover the tuition and expenses?
We are committed to helping our students find funding to cover tuition and expenses. There are numerous scholarships and funds which you are automatically considered for when you apply to the school. We will let you know if you qualify for any of these awards and what amount of support it includes. If you have questions about this funding, contact Program Administrator Alfreda Fleming.
Most of our master's students find employment on research projects at the school or elsewhere at the university. Internships, which are part of the Master of Arts in Educational Studies program, are usually paid.
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.
Travel Grants may be available from the School of Education if you're traveling to present a paper or participate in an out-of-state conference.
Rackham Travel Grants help students defray traveling expenses incurred to present a poster or paper at a conference.
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.
School of Education Mini Grants for Student Research may help cover research-related expenses not covered by fellowships, grants, or other sources of financial assistance.
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.
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.