Compensation

In their FIRST summer, the following is provided to scholars:

  • $4,000 stipend for their internship and pre-program activities
  • $250 discretionary funds for personal expenses related to the program (attire, supplies, etc.)
  • Housing expenses are covered by the program
  • Food Stipend or allowance to help cover the cost of meals
  • Professional development and academic seminars
  • Travel:
    • Travel to and from Ann Arbor covered
    • Costs of field trips covered
    • mid-summer retreat costs are covered
  • Select research expenses (this may include travel to research-related conferences and field site visits)
  • Support for some mentor-related expenses
  • Cost of a Graduate Records Examination (GRE) preparation course with materials. (Note: this is only open to first year scholars who are entering Junior year.)

In their SECOND summer, the following is provided to scholars:

  • $4,000* stipend for their internship and pre-program activities
    • *Second year students selected to be peer mentors will receive an additional $750. 
  • $250 discretionary fund for personal expenses related to the program (attire, supplies, etc.)
  • Housing expenses are covered by the program
  • Food Stipend or allowance to help cover the cost of meals
  • Cost of a Graduate Records Examination (GRE) preparation course with materials.
  • Workshops on how to navigate the Graduate School process
  • Professional development workshops
  • Travel:
    • Travel to and from Ann Arbor covered
    • Costs of field trips covered
    • mid-summer retreat costs are covered
  • Travel, housing, food allowance, and entry fees for the Second-Year Capstone Retreat .
  • Professional development support (this may include travel to conferences and field site visits)
  • Support for some mentor-related expenses