George and Nancy Axinn International Scholarship Fund- Michigan State University

George and Nancy Axinn International Scholarship Fund- Michigan State University

• Course(s) Offered: International development
• Course Level: Graduate
• Scholarship Facilitator: The George and Nancy Axinn International Scholarship Fund
• Country to Study in the USA

Scholarship Description

This award was established by Professors George and Nancy Axinn to help graduate students who want to work in international development. International pupils are given priority.

If appropriate people apply, one Axinn Fellow will be selected each year. It is possible to nominate yourself.


New CARRS Ph.D. and M.S. students are eligible (applicants may be nominated either by the student or a faculty member).

All students are encouraged to apply, however, students who have never received an endowed fellowship will be given priority.

Eligible countries
Citizens of ALL countries, EXCEPT the USA

Participating Institutions

Michigan State University, Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies (CARRS), United States

Fields of study

Graduate students have the option of designing their program of study in terms of the four focal areas listed below, which represent the CSUS faculty’s teaching, research, and outreach interests.

Food and Agricultural Systems in Communities
Civic Engagement and Education
Environment and Natural Resources
Systems of Recreation and Tourism

The total number of prizes

One (1) Axinn Fellowship will be awarded each year, assuming that appropriate candidates apply.

Benefits of Scholarships

Graduate students who want to work in international development can apply for this scholarship.

Every spring, the CARRS Department celebrates the graduate student(s) who best exemplifies the spirit of George and Nancy’s worldwide development work.

Application Methodology

The following items should be included in the application packet:

Completed application form (pdf)
• Letter of application or essay (justifying your qualifications as related to the purpose and intent of the scholarship; your academic and professional goals).
• Transcripts have been updated (can be photocopied; for new MSU applicants, we can use transcripts in your MSU application file).
• Resumé has been updated.
• The student’s advisor’s letter of support expresses support for the application and highlights the student’s qualifications and eligibility for this fellowship.
• Another letter of reference, this time addressing the student’s qualifications and suitability for the fellowship. References from professors are preferred.

To Apply for the Axinn Fellowship:


Davis, Diane (STAFF)
480 Wilson Road Room 131 Natural Resources Building, East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-0275

December 1st of every year

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