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Rosalie Ginsberg Scholarship for Community Service and Social Action

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Two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded this year to support University of Michigan students holding junior or senior standing this fall who demonstrate a commitment to community service or social action and who demonstrate financial need.  Preference is given to students from Cuyahoga County, Ohio; thereafter to students from Ohio; and thereafter to any student.  Inger and William Ginsberg established the Rosalie Ginsberg Community Service Scholarship Fund in honor of William’s mother.

Scholarship candidates must demonstrate strong community service or social action involvement, as well as financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Scholarship awardees will have attained junior or senior standing by the Fall semester of the scholarship year (2016-17) and will be enrolled full time in an undergraduate program on the Ann Arbor campus.  They must also qualify for financial aid.

Application Procedure

Applications for the Rosalie Ginsberg Scholarship will be available through MCompass beginning in January.

(To create an account in MCompass, simply create a new application. If you have already created an application in MCompass and are returning to edit the existing application or to create a new application for this program, you may simply login to MCompass using the button in the upper right of the MCompass portal.)

Your completed application will consist of:

  1. Completed online scholarship application, which includes an authorization to release information about your financial aid eligibility from the Office of Financial Aid to the Ginsberg Center.
  2. Uploaded résumé of activities or statement describing your community service or social action involvement(s) while at the University of Michigan, roles you’ve assumed, duration of (each) involvement, and anything else that would be helpful for the selection committee.
  3. A 250-500 word reflective essay on “What I have learned through my community involvement.”
  4. An uploaded support letter from a community-based agency at which you have served, on their letterhead, indicating the duration and quality of your involvement, and your accomplishments.

Deadline and additional information

All proposals must be submitted by Midnight on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Additional questions may be asked through the MCompass system or sent to ginsberginfo@umich.edu.


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