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New scholarships for international students from Flint’s sister cities

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$12,000 provides opportunities to study at UM-Flint for students from China, Canada, Poland, and Russia


FLINT, Mich. – The University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) today announced the creation of scholarships available to students from each of Flint’s sister cities – Changchun, China; Hamilton, Canada; Kielce, Poland; and Tolyatti, Russia.

The $12,000 scholarships are available to any admissible student from one of these cities. Students must still meet admission requirements and deadlines, and apply through the online scholarship application.

“These scholarships provide international students from our sister cities the opportunity to pursue their dream of a Michigan education right here Flint,” said Kristi Hottenstein, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at UM-Flint. “UM-Flint is proud to help the city of Flint foster and sustain interaction and collaboration through higher education with these cities and the greater international community of learners.”

The Sister Cities scholarships will be part of the more than $5.79 million scholarship dollars the university made available to all students this year.

“UM-Flint has over 300 international students hailing from more than 40 countries,” said Hottenstein. “Students already come from around the world to be part of our excellent academic programs, on our campus right here in the heart of Flint. These scholarships will open the doors for us to welcome even more of the world’s future leaders and best.”

Sister cities are designated by Sister Cities International, a nonprofit founded in 1956 by Dwight D. Eisenhower. Activities and interactions between can include education, business, health care, or the arts.