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  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring / Summer, Winter
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring / Summer 2019 03/01/2019 03/29/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 05/17/2019 05/31/2019 TBA TBA
Fall 2019 06/07/2019 06/28/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Eligibility: Graduate, Undergraduate Class Standing: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate
Areas of Study: All
Program Description:
The following scholarships are available for degree-seeking UM-Flint students participating in UM-Flint exchange programs or an external education abroad program.
Matthew Hilton Watson Study Abroad Scholarship
Graduate Dean Global Access Scholarship
Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria. When you submit this application, the scholarship committee will review your application and eligibility to determine if you qualify for a scholarship. You only need to submit this one application to be considered for the scholarships listed.

All other WorldLink application items specific to the program for which you are applying must also be completed by the specified scholarship application deadline. Students who have not submitted all WorldLink items WILL NOT be considered for a scholarship. 


This fund was established by Matthew Hilton-Watson’s wife, Sarah, their two children, Alexander and Catherine, as well as many friends, family, and colleagues who mourn the loss of a treasured spouse, father, friend, and teacher.

Professor Hilton-Watson was born in Lexington, Kentucky on October 28, 1968, the son of Mark and Teresa Watson. He married Sarah Hilton in Frankfort, Kentucky on May 21, 1994.  He earned his B.A. and M.A. in French and Spanish, from the University of Kentucky in 1991 and 1993, respectively, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2000.  Dr. Matthew Hilton-Watson joined the faculty of the University of Michigan-Flint as a lecturer cum assistant professor in 1997, was appointed as assistant professor in 2000, and was promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in 2006. He served as chair of the Foreign Languages Department. He was also the Director of the International and Global Studies Program, taught in the Honors Program and organized many special projects and events.   Professor Hilton-Watson died on March 16th, 2009 while doing what he loved—teaching.

Dr. Matt, as his students called him, was active in spearheading new projects; he worked with the Cultural Center planetarium to offer “Poetry Under the Stars,” a special program that highlighted foreign languages. Dr. Matt also led a group of students to Montreal, Canada for an alternative spring break experience. His contributions to this campus are numerous and valuable.

Words cannot fully describe what Dr. Matt meant to his students. He embodied all that is good about his profession. He gave of himself tirelessly, always trying to find a better way. His enthusiasm, his passion, and his love of knowledge were infectious and inspiring.  In the relatively short time he served the University of Michigan-Flint and its students, he left a huge impact on everyone that knew him and he will be sorely missed.

Scholarship Eligibility for MATTHEW HILTON WATSON:
  • Undergraduate and graduate applicants must have already been accepted into a study abroad program
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled UM-Flint students
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average

The Graduate Dean Global Access Scholarship was established in 2010 by the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Programs to support students at the University of Michigan-Flint seeking education abroad opportunities. Awards are intended to promote participation in education abroad programs by all students, especially those who are from non-traditional backgrounds, are economically challenged, or are first-generation college students. By offering financial assistance to those students who might not otherwise have access, awards aim to reduce disparities in education abroad by encouraging participation of those who bring with them diverse perspectives and life experiences. 

Scholarship Eligibility for GRADUATE DEAN:
The Graduate Dean Global Access Scholarships is open to degree-seeking University of Michigan-Flint students. Students must meet the following criteria: 
  • Undergraduate students must have a 2.50 GPA or higher
  • Graduate students must have a 3.00 GPA or higher
In recognition for the University of Michigan-Flint’s efforts to increase access to education abroad, special consideration will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented in their discipline in the United States or at the University of Michigan-Flint:
  • have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances;
  • self-identify as a first-generation student or are the first generation in their families to attend a university
  • are a non-traditionally aged student