A student from UMF will be selected to receive financial support to do research on a public policy issue.  The student will need a faculty member or administrator as an advisor and together they will select an external mentor.


The student will receive $1000 for tuition and fees which is to include six course credits associated with the research and up to $1000 for travel, research support, subsistence during the annual meeting of the Scholars and other contingencies.

How to apply

Applications for this scholarship may be picked up at Jim Melcher’s Administrative Assistants Office, Angela Haley (Room 303A Roberts Learning Center).


Completed applications must be received by April 8, 2018.  Further information about this scholarship can be obtained by contacting Jim Melcher at