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Barbour Scholars

Among the oldest and most prestigious awards granted by the University of Michigan, offering funding to female students from Asia and the Middle East since 1917.

The Rackham Graduate School celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the Barbour Scholarship throughout 2017. Barbour Scholars gathered to share their experiences and look to the future of the education of Asian women.

Pan-Asia Reunion

Rackham and the 2018 Pan-Asia Alumni Reunion

On May 25 and 26, University of Michigan alumni from around the globe gathered at the ninth annual U-M Pan-Asia Alumni Reunion in Seoul, Korea. Rackham Dean Michael Solomon and Director of Development Jill McDonough attended and met with international alumni and some...
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Introducing the 2018-2019 Barbour Scholars

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, eight new Barbour Scholars joined a community of women from all over the world dedicated to international education and innovation. These students, their advisors, and local Barbour alumnae gathered over lunch to meet one...
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Celebrating a Century of Opportunity

No, these graduate students and alums aren’t on their phones. They are examining history, having just received a pin representing their inclusion in the Barbour Scholarship program. Pins like these were given to Barbour Scholars in the 1930s....
Pan-Asia Reunion

Rackham and the 2017 Pan-Asia Alumni Reunion

On May 27 and 28, Rackham Dean Carol A. Fierke and I had the pleasure of joining 450 alumni, faculty, and staff in Shanghai, China for the eighth annual Pan-Asia Alumni Reunion. Over the course of two days, those in attendance networked and shared memories of their...

Introducing the 2017-2018 Barbour Scholars

On March 28, 2017, eight graduate students joined the Barbour Scholar community. The new cohort, accompanied by their faculty advisors and several Barbour alumnae, celebrated their inclusion into this prestigious group and shared their research...

Total Scholars by Discipline

  • Biological and Health Science 21.02% 21.02%
  • Humanities and the Arts 20.63% 20.63%
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering 20.24% 20.24%
  • Social Sciences 38.11% 38.11%
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) 2.27% 2.27%

Degrees Earned by Barbours

  • Bachelor’s Degree 3.07% 3.07%
  • Master’s Degree 36.25% 36.25%
  • Doctoral Degree 57.77% 57.77%
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) 0.65% 0.65%

Not all program data available.