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. The fellowship is open to all LSA students; participation in the Honors Program is not required to apply.
  3. Applicants may be of any citizenship; US citizenship is not required.
  4. Applicants should 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.  
  5. Proficiency in languages related to the proposal is highly desirable, but not absolutely necessary in some cases.

Application Procedures

  1. Applications details and forms can be found at the Wallenberg Fellowship page on the Provost’s website.
  2. LSA seniors must apply first to the LSA Wallenberg Nomination Committee.  Completed applications and letters of recommendation should be sent  to Henry Dyson at honors.scholarships@umich.edu no later than noon, the first Monday of January.
  3. 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 by the first Monday of February. 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