Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship

Senate Assembly approved the creation of the Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship on December 18, 2006.

Whereas the faculty governance recognizes need-based fellowships as an important tool for attracting students from low-income families to the University of Michigan;

Whereas the University announced a 50% matching fund program for all donations towards undergraduate need-based fellowships;

Therefore, the Senate Assembly resolves to actively support this program by encouraging faculty to contribute to a special account in support of these fellowships. The resulting fellowships will be allocated with the participation of the elected faculty governance and will be referred to as the UM Faculty Undergraduate Fellowships.

The Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship is facilitated by the University of Michigan Financial Aid Office. Students on all three UM campuses are eligible to apply and will be selected based on their need.

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

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 maybe 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.