Otto Graf Scholarship & Jack Meiland Scholarship
Applications will be due in the Honors Office (1330 Mason) by March 15, 2013.
Each year, outstanding third year Honors students are selected as recipients of the Otto Graf Scholarship, Otto Graf Prizes, and the Jack Meiland Scholarship. These awards honor the late Professors Otto Graf, who served as director of the Honors Program for eighteen years, and Jack Meiland, who championed interdisciplinarity in the Honors curriculum. The deadline for application is in March. In most years, at least one award of $1500 to $2000 is given. In general, to be eligible, you must be a third-year Honors student pursuing an Honors concentration in your major. Exceptions will be considered on an individual basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Applicants should submit the following materials to the Honors office:
- A list of extracurricular activities or résumé.
- A 500 word essay about your academic interests and your goals for the next several years.
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who knows both you and your work (sent directly to the Graf/Meiland Scholarship Committee, 1330 Mason Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1027).
- A copy of your transcript, official or unofficial.
The committee will be looking not only for students with a high GPA (most successful applicants have a 3.7 or better) but also for students with serious commitment to their intellectual pursuits and promise for continued academic success, for evidence of exceptional depth and/or breadth in their studies, and for students with accomplishments of any kind that supplement or complement their academic programs. You do not need to apply separately for the Graf and Meiland competitions. The Meiland Scholarship will be awarded to the applicant to the joint competition whose academic work best exemplifies the principles of creativity and interdisciplinarity espoused by Professor Meiland.
A selection of finalists will be made, finalists will be notified by email, and interviews will be scheduled. Please include your phone number, local address, and email address with your application.