Wallenberg Fellowship – Applications due January 10th

Wallenberg Fellowship – Applications due January 10th

Attention architecture seniors! Starting last year the University of Michigan created the Wallenberg Fellowship as an annual award of $25,000 to a student who proposes an independent plan of study anywhere in the world. It is not so much a research project as a plan to travel, learn and experience the world. Each program/college at the University is only allowed to put 2 students through to the Provost’s office. This means you will compete against the best and brightest from each school, but will not be one of hundreds of competitors.

The Wallenberg Fellowship – named in honor of Raoul Wallenberg (B.S.’35), one of the most illustrious graduates of the University of Michigan – will be awarded each spring to a graduating senior of exceptional promise and accomplishment who is committed to serving the public good. The fellowship provides $25,000 to carry out an independent project of learning or exploration anywhere in the world during the year after graduation.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must be in good academic standing in their final undergraduate year at the time of their application. Applicants must graduate by the time the fellowship begins (August 15).
  • Applicants may be of any citizenship
  • Applicants should have an excellent academic record and show evidence of qualities necessary for successfully completing an independent year-long project – e.g. seriousness of purpose; interest in and openness to others; eagerness to learn and curiosity about the world; self-reliance, poise and maturity; creativity and resourcefulness.

Application Procedures

  • Applicants must submit the following information to Janice Harvey no later than Friday January 10th 8:00 AM.

For more detailed information about each of these application items, please, visit the Wallenberg Fellowship page on the Provost’s website.

The Architecture Scholarship Committee will select two nominees. Committee members will work with those two nominees to polish their proposals before final submission to the Provost’s Office on February 3rd. The Provost’s Office will interview finalists and select the winner, to be announced at Honors Commencement in mid-March.