The Ginsberg Center provides funding for students and student orgs engaging in service-learning and civic engagement projects and programs. Internship positions for master's level students are also available. There are also options for employment with the Ginsberg Center.
University-recognized student organizations may apply for one of the following grant categories (click on each category for specific application information and deadlines):
Funded by the Davis Foundation, Projects for Peace are summer-long projects designed and implemented by undergraduate students passionate about peace in their communities and around the globe. The initiative hopes to prepare students as ethical global leaders by providing the resources to execute innovative grassroots project ideas. These projects, as defined by students, creatively address worldwide peace efforts providing sustainable solutions to contemporary society. This is a competetive process; one proposal will be selected from the University of Michigan, and advanced to the Davis Foundation.
Rosalie Ginsberg Scholarship for Community Service and Social Action
Up to two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded this year to support University of Michigan students holding junior or senior standing this fall who demonstrate a commitment to community service or social action and who demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students from Cuyahoga County, Ohio; thereafter to students from Ohio; and thereafter to any student. Inger and William Ginsberg established the Rosalie Ginsberg Community Service Scholarship Fund in honor of William’s mother.
Scholarship candidates must demonstrate strong community service or social action involvement, as well as financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
Scholarships awardees will have attained junior or senior standing by the Fall semester of the scholarship year (2013-14) and will be enrolled full time in an undergraduate program on the Ann Arbor campus during the current academic year. They must also have a current FAFSA on file with the office of Financial Aid, and qualify for financial aid.
The Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning is piloting an exciting, year-long fellowship program for University of Michigan undergraduates! The Community Engagement Leadership Fellows program seeks to provide students with an opportunity to expand their existing knowledge, skills, and leadership experiences around civic engagement and apply these in the development of a project in one of four impact areas: Alternative Breaks, Community Engagement and Allyhood, Literacy, and Student Organization Engagement. Projects will build sustainable structures to support student engagement and follow a collective impact approach to addressing community issues. Fellows will participate in ongoing training and mentorship, connect as a cohort, and engage in intentional reflection throughout the program. Upon the successful execution of fellowship goals and expectations, each Ginsberg Fellow will be awarded a $1,000 stipend at the end of both Fall and Winter semesters.
In the spirit of Raoul Wallenberg’s experience at Michigan, the Raoul Wallenberg International Summer Travel Fellowship will allow selected students to take part in a community service project or civic participation anywhere in the world. The fellowship will support such experiences as, for instance, volunteer work with a humanitarian organization such as a school, clinic or aid program, or the exploration of humanitarian issues not well understood in the US.
A total of three fellowships will be given this year to cover transportation, room and board, and local excursions made in connection with the project:
Two undergraduate awards of $1,500
One Bagramian Award ($2,500) for a graduate student pursuing a project related to the field of public health
This fellowship is now administered by the International Center. For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Ginsberg Center offers field placement opportunities for master’s level social work and higher education students. The Ginsberg Center provides interns with an opportunity to learn more about service-learning and civic engagement in a post-secondary education setting. Students will have diverse experiences, working with students, staff, faculty, and community members. To learn more social work field-placement opportunities, contact us.