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First-Gen Education Abroad Scholarship

December 4, 2023 @

As part of First-Gen Celebration Week, the Global Engagement Team is pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship program aimed at supporting first-generation students in their pursuit of study abroad.

The First-Gen Education Abroad Scholarship is a new program, funded by the Vice Provost for Engaged Learning’s Global Engagement Strategic Plan, launched in 2023. This scholarship is open to students who meet the following criteria:

Enrolled U-M Ann Arbor undergraduate student of any major

  • First-generation college student, as defined at
  • Plan to participate in a Spring or Summer 2024 education abroad program listed in M-Compass
  • Based on available funding during this pilot year, up to 10 first-generation undergraduate students will be awarded a one-time $3,000 scholarship to apply towards a Spring or Summer 2024 M-Compass study abroad program.

The application is live and can be found on M-Compass. Application elements include a questionnaire, unofficial transcript, Financial Aid award notice (if applicable), statement of purpose, and budget statement. The application deadline is Monday, December 4, 2023. Awardees will be notified by December 22, 2023.