S&S Fund for International Students

S&S Fund

Due to the support of generous donors, the International Center is excited to announce the creation of the S&S Fund for International Students. This fund aims to assist in removing financial barriers for International Students that threaten to prevent the completion of their U-M degree.


  • Degree-seeking international students at U-M Ann Arbor
  • Students must be enrolled full time.
  • From African or Asian nations (ie: country of citizenship) 
  • Holds F-1 or J-1 student visa status at time of application

Selection Preferences

  • Undergraduate STEM Majors (see list)
  • Undergraduate students (Non-STEM Majors)
  • Students who have not received this scholarship in the past 
  • Students without significant institutional or external funding (e.g. GSI/GSSA/GSRA positions, fellowships, governmental or other scholarships, or emergency funds) 

Funding Uses

The S&S Fund for International Students can be used to fund expenses including but not limited to:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Healthcare expenses
  • And other emergency needs

Scholarship Amount

  • Scholarship amounts generally range from $5,000-$12,000
  • Funding given to support tuition expenses will be distributed in Fall, Winter, or Spring/Summer semesters based upon enrollment and application review timeline.
  • Funding will be applied directly to student accounts.

Students requesting funding should complete the S&S Fund for International Students  Application and include the requested supporting documentation. A committee will review completed applications. Students will be informed of the application decision at the end of the selection period, generally 4-6 weeks after the application deadline. Students granted awards must accept the scholarship within 2 weeks.  It typically takes two weeks for the funds to be disbursed to student accounts.


The application will open on March 4, 2024. Application deadline is March 31, 2024.

How do I apply?

  • Follow this link to complete the S&S Fund for International Students application. *For any technical difficulties while accessing this form, please email [email protected].
  • Log in with your UM email address or sign in with UM Single Sign On.
  • Once you are on our application page, click the “Programs” button on the upper right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Scroll down until you see S&S Fund for International Students application and click the “More” button. 
  • Once you have clicked “More” you should see a button that says “Apply”. 
  • Click “Apply” and complete the association application. 
  • Once the form is complete, finalize your application by clicking the “Submit” button.

Grant Taxes:

Funds received are generally subject to tax withholding and are processed accordingly by the University. For more information about these taxes or to see if your country of citizenship has a tax treaty with the U.S., please review the following links: