The Global Graduate Merit Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship available to international
graduate students who meet the selection criteria listed below. It is a competitive scholarship
awarded to students who have achieved a high level of academic success. The Office of
Graduate Programs will automatically consider entering international graduate-level students
seeking an “F” visa; no additional application is required. Recipients must view themselves as
cultural ambassadors and are encouraged to participate periodically in University of MichiganFlint activities where they engage in cultural sharing or community service activities.
• Scholarship applicants must be newly admitted international “F” visa-seeking students
at the University of Michigan-Flint.
• To be considered, applicants must be admitted by June 1 for the following fall semester.
• Minimum recalculated incoming GPA of 3.25 (4.0 scale).
• Students must be degree-seeking at the University of Michigan-Flint.
• Total scholarship value is $10,000.
• Scholarship can be awarded up to two years (fall and winter terms only), or until
graduation requirements are met, whichever occurs first.
• Renewable with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 at University of Michigan-Flint.
• Students must maintain full-time status (at least eight credits)* during the fall and
winter semesters of the award year(s).
• The total number of scholarships awarded will be dependent upon funds available.
• Scholarships will be applied directly to the student’s tuition account.
• International Students are expected to maintain lawful immigration status according to
the guidelines set by U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
• If you withdraw or leave UM-Flint for any reason, your scholarship will automatically
terminate. If you plan to leave for a study abroad program or health reasons, you may
write an appeal to have your scholarship postponed for up to one term.
• Students, who are on an agency or government scholarship, where full tuition and fees
are covered, are not eligible for this award.
• Non-immigrants eligible for need-based financial aid are not eligible for this award.
*Students who meet the following admission conditions must still enroll in at least eight credits as well:
- Enrolled in a Rackham Program (MPA, Liberal Studies, Arts Administration)
- Receive a Graduate Student Research Assistantship (GSRA)
The University of Michigan-Flint reserves the right to reduce, and will restrict the awarding of university-funded
scholarships and grants if a recipient is in receipt of scholarships and/or grants that cover tuition and fees (in full or
part) regardless of the means by which the student is awarded.