Funding global experiences

In support of global education, there are a range of funding opportunities available that provide support for educational programs, internships, service projects, and research in international settings. UMSN's Global Nursing Canvas site includes news, deadlines, and funding opportunities for School of Nursing students.  


  • Undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at the U-M School of Nursing
  • Must remain an enrolled student throughout the entirety of proposed global activity
  • Proposed program must meet all university travel policy and Institutional Review Board requirements
  • Only one application for a global scholarship is required and only one scholarship will be awarded to any individual student during the course of their degree program

Global Nursing Funding Opportunities

Abgar L. & Loretta A. Babaian Memorial Scholarship (Grad Students)
To provide financial support to graduate students as they pursue research projects, which have a connection to people of Armenian descent. APPLY NOW  

Arie and Dorothy McCabe Van Daalen International Nursing Fund (Grad Students in an MS Program)
For graduate students seeking international experiences to enhance their nursing education in Iran, (including areas with peoples of Persian language and culture) Africa or Southeast Asia. To be used in the areas of women, children and adolescent health, and/or to provide nurse training education. APPLY NOW  

Carolyne K. Davis Fund for International Initiatives (Graduate and Undergraduate Students)
This fund supports international nursing strategic programs at the School of Nursing for the purpose of favorably impacting the health of individuals, families, and populations through international activity. APPLY NOW  

Rose Ketefian Endowment Fund (Graduate Students)
This fund provides student or faculty support for international nursing initiatives or support for global institutional partnership initiatives at the U-M School of Nursing. APPLY NOW  

Sara and Robert Rothschild Global Health Scholars Program (Graduate and Undergraduate students in Global Health programs) 
To provide global health experiences to students at the School of Nursing. APPLY NOW  

Shake Ketefian Endowed Fund for Students (Graduate Students)
To provide funding for student global experiences for School of Nursing students; preferably those at the graduate level. APPLY NOW  

Heid Nurses Abroad Fund

To provide support to nursing students, who may not otherwise be able to, pursue study abroad opportunities. 

Federal financial aid

Most credit-bearing U-M programs are eligible for financial aid, but it is best to speak with an Office of Financial Aid advisor before making any assumptions. Some types of federal aid can be applied to non-U-M programs, but you will need to work closely with OFA.

Co-curricular (non-credit) global engagement

Financial aid is not available for non-credit internships or service projects. Additionally, many of the available scholarships are meant to fund formal study abroad opportunities. When looking to finance international experiences that do not earn academic credit, students should look specifically for financial support targeting internship, service, or research experiences.

Recommended steps to secure funding

Get acquainted with U-M International Center's resources

When seeking and applying for funding, start with the following resources from the U-M International Center:

Explore other U-M funding resources

Besides those resources found through U-M International Center, below is a list of other campus-based units that offer scholarships and grants for global opportunities: