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  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: UM applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications, please see Dates & Deadlines or contact the sponsoring office for more information.
Program Description:

Rogel China Scholarship


Richard Rogel

The Rogel China Scholarship program was established by one of U-M’s most generous donors, Richard Rogel. Stemming from his own experiences traveling abroad, Rogel’s passion is to expand the number of engineering students who have an opportunity to learn about China through a meaningful cross-cultural experience.

A native of New Jersey, Rogel graduated as the valedictorian of his 1970 class in what is now the U-M Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He went on to found an innovative company that provided a new option on an existing insurance plan, and to succeed as an investor. The Rogels live in Avon, Colorado, where he serves as president of the investing firm Tomay Inc. He is the former chairman and CEO of the Preferred Provider Organization of Michigan, one of the first PPO health firms in the country.


  • College of Engineering undergraduate students in good academic standing admitted to the College of Engineering’s UM-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute Fall term program are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to students with no prior international travel experience and students who have not traveled to or lived in China. 

Application Procedures

Students should apply via M-Compass by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top of this page. Applications are due March 24, 2019.

Scholarship applicants are required to complete the UM-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU) in Shanghai, China-Fall application in M-Compass.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid-April. 

Need to Know

The Rogel China Scholarship program will cover the following student expenses:
  • UM SJTU-JI Fall Program Fee (which includes tuition, housing, etc.): $6,330
  • Opportunity to meet the scholarship donor while in Shanghai

Academics/Program Requirements

Selected recipients must: 

  • Enroll in at least 12 credits at the JI (students may not enroll in more than 14 credits)
  • Write a thank-you letter to the donor (submitted to IPE)
  • Submit reflections and images from abroad using the IPE Tumblr Blog and Annual Photo Contest
  • Participate in IPE events, such as Study Abroad Fairs and pre-departure orientations to assist future U-M students traveling to China
  • Volunteer to serve as a buddy for incoming exchange students

Contact Information

Questions related to the scholarship and application process should be directed to: 

Lead Advisor: Matt Hancock,   

International Programs in Engineering
Chrysler Center 245
2121 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2092
Tel: 734-647-7129

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/24/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: The deadline for this program has been EXTENDED until 11:59 pm on March 24, 2019. Applications completed by this date will be reviewed for admission. ORIENTATION: All admitted students are required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM on North Campus.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications, please see Dates & Deadlines or contact the sponsoring office for more information.