University of Michigan Alumni Association

Scholarships

The University Of Michigan Club Of Silicon Valley would like to congratulate you on being a vital part of the University of Michigan family. We know that many outside obstacles can distract you from the necessary concentration to succeed at U of M.  For that reason, we would like to offer an opportunity for returning undergraduate students registering for full-time classes at the University of Michigan in the fall semester of 2017 from the Silicon Valley region to apply for an Alumni Scholarship.  We anticipate awarding the following scholarships this year if applicants allow:

Three $1000 Scholarships

These scholarships are intended to provide awards to students from the Silicon Valley region of California whom we feel embrace the Michigan spirit and will remain active and affiliated with the University for many years beyond graduation.  We are targeting students who have achieved success demonstrated by accomplishments, credentials, and academics.  The scholarships are available for any undergraduate student entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in the fall 2017 semester, who have a permanent address within the Silicon Valley Region (see list of cities in Appendix A). This scholarship does not automatically renew, and prior winners are not eligible for a second award.  The U of M Club of Silicon Valley Scholarship Committee is solely responsible for determining the eligibility of and awarding the scholarship to the recipients of this award. 

How to Apply for a Scholarship

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If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out the form (PDF) and return it to us by TBD, 2017.

Check that your application includes the following:

PDF 1 (Identifying information and waiver)

  1. Completed application. 
  2. A copy of your current U of M transcript.  Unofficial copies are acceptable.

PDF 2 (Essay and extras, without any identifying information)

  1. A separate sheet of the list of extracurricular activities. 
  2. A separate sheet of the responses to the short answer essay questions identified below.  Please answer each question on a separate page, with the essay question identified at the top of the page.

 

Applications are due TBD, 2017 Midnight Pacific Time. No exceptions.

PLEASE EMAIL A SCANNED COPY OF YOUR APPLICATION IN TWO PDF files TO: 

siliconvalleyclub@umich.edu

A confirmation of receipt of your materials will be emailed to all applicants. 

If you have any questions, please email:  bblosen (at) gmail.com 

 

How to make TAX DEDUCTIBLE Scholarship Fund Donations

Hello Michigan alums! Your generous support of the UM Alumni Club of Silicon Valley Scholarship Fund has enabled us to help out many local students attending Michigan. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the club scholarship fund to help additional local students attend Michigan. The University also accepts stock donations for scholarship funds.

To declare this gift as a tax deduction for this year, it must be postmarked by Dec. 31. If your company has a Matching Gift Program, please obtain the necessary form from the personnel office and enclose it with your contribution. Checks should be made payable to the University of Michigan, and have a notation designating the UM Club of Silicon Valley Scholarship Fund or give online.

Please contact our Treasurer, John Bonds, (408) 643-2847, or john.bonds@comcast.net for his address so you can mail in your checks.