Internship, Research, Study abroad, Volunteer/Service
Ross Global Experience Award
Ross BBA, Preferred Admit, and Minor in Business Students Participating in Non-Ross International Opportunities
Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted in both the fall and winter semesters to allow students to explore various global experience options.
Application Deadline for Winter Semester Global Opportunities: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by 11:59pm ET
Application Deadline for Spring/Summer Global Opportunities: Thursday, March 14, 2019 by 11:59pm ET
Eligible Majors: Ross BBA majors, BBA pre-admits, and Minor in Business students Class Standing: Freshmen, Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors (graduating seniors are not eligible for Global Experience Award funding) Eligible Programs: This Global Experience Award is for Ross students participating in any international opportunity (internship abroad, ThinkImpact, CGIS program, etc.) beyond Ross Global Program offerings. Students participating in Ross Global Programs are not eligible for this scholarship; these students can apply for funding directly within the individual program applications on M-Compass.
Are you a Ross student in need of funding for a study, internship, or volunteer experience abroad?
Thanks to the generosity of Ross donors and the school's commitment to support global engagement, Ross BBA, Pre-Admit, and Minor in Business students who embark on any non-Ross international program this year can apply for a limited Global Experience Award scholarship to offset costs of their overseas experience. So, whether you have secured an international internship in London, are studying abroad with CGIS or IES, or volunteering with ThinkImpact or similar programs, you could receive financial support for your priceless international experience.
Ross Global Experience funding award decisions are determined based on the strength of applicants' statement of purpose, academic performance, estimated international program costs, and level of financial need. Students should keep in mind that this funding is limited and awards will not cover all program or travel-related costs (program fees, flights, visa, incidentals, etc.). Applicants are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding options to support their global experience.
To be eligible for funding, applicants must:
Be enrolled as a Bachelor's of Business Administration (BBA) or a Minor in Business student at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business; freshmen with preferred admission to the Ross BBA program are also eligible to apply for funding.
Return to campus and enroll in classes at the University of Michigan the semester after their completion of the international program; graduating seniors are not eligible to receive Global Experience Award funding for global experiences taking place after graduation.
Be accepted or awaiting acceptance to a study abroad, international internship, volunteer, or other international program either at the University of Michigan (CGIS programs, etc.) or with a non-University provider (ThinkImpact, CEA, etc.). Applicants are required to provide verified proof of acceptance/application before a funding decision can be granted.
Be seeking funding for a program beyond Ross Global Program offerings. Students applying to/participating in Ross Global Initiatives programs are not eligible for this funding opportunity; these students can apply for funding directly within their individual program applications on M-Compass.
The 2018-19 Ross Global Experience Awards application will be available in September. Applications are due by the deadlines designated below. All applicants will be sent application decisions via e-mail according to the following timelines. Requests for early decisions will not be granted.
Application Deadline for Winter Semester Global Opportunities: Wednesday, November 21, 2019 by 11:59pm ET | Decision sent in early December
Application Deadline for Spring/Summer Global Opportunities: Thursday, March 14, 2019 by 11:59pm ET | Decision sent in early April
Application requirements will include, but are not limited to the following. Detailed instructions are provided within the program application on M-Compass.
Statement of Purpose
Funding Need Itemization
Students who apply for Global Experience Award funding for multiple programs need to complete a scholarship application for each individual program; each application requires the student to complete a personal travel budget and their expected financial contribution for that particular program.
As terms of accepting their funding, award recipients are required to:
Purchase GeoBlue Study Abroad Health Insurance for the duration of their program abroad and upload proof of their GeoBlue coverage to M-Compass. GeoBlue costs $1.10 per day plus a one-time $5 administrative fee. Students can find instructions on how to purchase coverage on the GeoBlue website.
Register their international travel plans in the U-M Travel Registry. The U-M Travel Registry allows the University to reach out to student travelers and assist them in case of an emergency situation.
Submit a thank you letter to their award donor upon completion of their international experience.
Submit a reflection essay to the Ross Global Initiatives team upon completion of their international experience.
Submit a financial information form to Ross Financial Aid
Represent the University of Michigan in a mature and professional manner while abroad.
Complete a deliverable associated with you experience this can be a 30-second video summarizing your experience, a short story about your time, a slide deck detailing your growth, or whatever you think best describes your opportunity.
Failure to Fulfill Requirements: If a Global Experience Award recipient fails to fulfill these requirements and expectations, their award will be retroactively cancelled and their eligibility to receive funding from Ross Global Initiatives in the future will be jeopardized.
Need to Know
Health & Safety Abroad: Michigan Ross is deeply committed to seeing that students have the tools in place to be safe and healthy while abroad and the resources to respond should an emergency situation arise. Visit the Health & Safety Abroad webpage for resources and information on preparing for your experience abroad.
Withdrawal & Disqualification from International Program: If a student chooses to withdraw or is disqualified from the international program to which they received funding, it is his or her responsibility to officially notify the Global Initiatives staff in writing, preferably via an e-mail to email@example.com. Students who withdraw or are disqualified from the international program to which they were awarded Ross funding must understand that the funding amount will be retroactively charged to their U-M Student Account and they will be required to pay back the award in full. Applications should note that the Ross Global Initiatives team will be in regular contact with Global Experience Award recipients' global program sponsors to verify participation.