As the Generations of Discovery Campaign progresses, important initiatives are arising. An excellent example is the new Traditions of Giving Fellowship and Scholarships for incoming and current Michigan Tech students. Sponsored by the Alumni Association, this fund will distribute $90,000 beginning this fall.
Scholarships and fellowships have long enabled students to attend Michigan Tech, including those who might not otherwise be able to enroll.
“I am a foster youth, transitioning to adulthood, and I am on my own when it comes to funding,” said psychology major Angela Hoffman. “So, that scholarship is essential to me being here. While I’m at Tech, I want to learn how to help other people.”
Troy Bouman, a mechanical engineering student, echoed Angela’s thoughts on funding. “If it wasn’t for my scholarships, I could not have come here.”
The fellowships and scholarships are funded by the investment earnings income generated from an endowed fund of the Michigan Tech Alumni Association. This endowment was created through the generosity of alumni and friends who have supported the Alumni Association over the years.
The Alumni Association will provide $30,000 per year for three years, beginning this fall: $10,000 for graduate fellowships and $20,000 for undergraduate scholarships each year. The awards will be $1,000 per student, with the following guidelines:
- Awardees must contribute to the goals of the Michigan Tech Plan.
- Awards will be used for incoming and current students in need as defined by Michigan Tech’s Financial Aid Office and Graduate School.
In addition, the Alumni Association Board of Directors will welcome each student to the University, tell them how the fellowship or scholarship was created, and encourage them to connect to the alumni network and get involved in alumni events.
If you would like to help support the Traditions of Giving Fellowship and Scholarships, please contact Alumni Relations at 906-487-2400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org