University of Michigan

Davis United World College Scholars at U-M

International Giving

The Davis United World College Scholars are a unique phenomenon on the University of Michigan campus. Through the richness and diversity of their international experiences, perspectives and aspirations, and the wonderful team spirit they bring, these students contribute meaningfully to the vitality of a Michigan education.

The University is pleased to partner with the Davis UWC Scholars Program in advancing our shared goals for the internationalization of education and development of a global-minded community. We look forward to offering Davis Scholars a welcoming home for years to come.

    - Mary Sue Coleman, President
      University of Michigan

The Davis United World College Scholars Program, founded by Shelby M.C. Davis and Philip O. Geier, is largest privately funded international scholarship program in the world. Each year more than 2,000 students (from 133 nations) attending 91 U.S. colleges and universities receive generous support. 

Davis UWC Scholars are all graduates of United World Colleges, a group of 14 high schools across the globe that bring students of different nationalities together for studies emphasizing intercultural knowledge and awareness.  U-M is proud to have more than 25 Davis UWC Scholars on campus.  In addition to forming close friendships within the cohort, they play an important role in U-M’s globally minded campus learning community.  While financial resources for international students are limited, we have several funds available to Davis UWC Scholars.


  • Prospective and Admitted students: If you are applying to U-M and attended a UWC school, please contact Cindy Gould at or (734) 764-7433 if you have questions. Please also visit the Admissions website for more information about applying or for admitted student information.
  • Financial Aid: If you attended a UWC school, have been admitted to U-M, and want to be considered for the Davis United World College Scholarship, you must complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE using U-M's CSS code 1839. Contact Sondra Fonville at or (734) 763-4119 for further information or questions.
  • Alumni, parents, and friends: if you are interested in learning more about how you can support the Davis UWC Scholars at U-M, please contact Bin Zhao at or (734)  615-6331.

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