Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship

The Wallenberg Fellowship - named in honor of Raoul Wallenberg (B.S. Arch. ’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

  1. 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).
  2.  Applicants may be of any citizenship
  3. 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

  1.  LSA seniors must apply first to the LSA Wallenberg Selection Committee.  The LSA contact is Henry Dyson in the Honors Program.
  2. Applicants must submit the following information to Henry Dyson at honors.scholarships@umich.edu no later than noon, the first Monday of January.
    1. Application Form
    2. Project Proposal of no more than 1,250 words
    3. Project budget that details the costs associated with the proposed activities
    4. Personal statement of no more than 1,000 words
    5. Up to three letters of recommendation from faculty, advisors, or mentors.
    6. Curriculum vitae or resume
    7. There is no need to submit a transcript for the LSA selection process
  3. For more detailed information about each of these application items, please, visit the Wallenberg Fellowship page on the Provost’s website.
  4. The LSA Wallenberg Selection Committee will select finalists to interview and select LSA’s two nominees in early January.  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.

Contact: Henry Dyson, LSA Honors Program