Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship

Purpose: The fund will be used to provide need-based scholarships for undergraduate students.

Funded: May 28, 2007

Donors: U-M Faculty from all three campuses

Current Recipient – Chelsea Graham, is the third recipient of the Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship Fund

Chelsea GrahamFor undergraduate student Chelsea Graham, attending the University of Michigan has been a dream since she was 10 years old. Her mother and former Facilities & Operations staff member, Julia Graham, strengthened her connection to the university and inspired her to work hard to achieve that dream. Then tragedy struck during Graham’s senior year in high school. Her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and died eight months later never knowing whether her daughter’s dream would come true. “When I started college, I had a hard time transitioning with both the family and academic changes. With my mom gone, I had no one to inspire me to continue working toward my dream career,” says Graham, now an LSA junior who aspires to be a doctor in the U.S. Air Force. Read more

Our endowment generates about $5000 per year, which is sufficient to support only one or two students per year. The goal is to be able to support up to (4) undergraduate students a year. Therefore we appeal to you for additional donations! Together we can make a difference in these students lives. Please consider making your contributions, using either of the following three methods:

  1. Click on the button and donate now!
  2. Personal check payable to: University of Michigan (Fund 571529) and mailed to:
    The University of Michigan
    Gift & Records Administration
    3003 S. State Street, Suite 8000
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1288.
  3. Monthly payroll deduction information for setting up the deductions using Wolverine Access (the code of the fund to be entered is (571529).

The third of these methods, monthly deductions, may a bit cumbersome to set up, but may be the least “painful” one – even $10 per month would make a big difference.

With your support, we hope to substantially increase the number of fellowships to outstanding incoming students, making a real difference in their lives.

Past Recipients
David ThompsontDavid ThompsonAerospace Engineering – 2015
FUS Lama BandarLama BanderU-M School of Dentistry – 2012