University of Michigan Alumni Association

This page lists the winners of our scholarship program and presents their thank you notes to the alumni of our area.  Thank you all for your donations that help students from our region. 

2017 Winners: George Lu, Eun Young Park, and Erika Yasuda

"These past three years at the University of Michigan have been filled with incredible opportunities to step outside of my comfort zone, learn new skills, and grow in character. I am grateful for receiving this annual scholarship from the UofM Alumni Club of Silicon Valley. It will help me in making the most of my senior year at Michigan and also help others in the future! Go Blue!" - George Lu

 "I am incredibly thankful to the UofM Alumni Club of Silicon Valley for selecting me as a recipient for their generous gift. The past three years at the University of Michigan have been nothing short of the best, and this scholarship will help support the final year of my undergraduate experience. I'm excited to continue growing and exploring my interests at Michigan. Thank you again!" -Isabel P.

 

"It is with great gratitude that I thank the UofM Alumni Club of Silicon Valley for this scholarship! My first year at this out-of-state university has proven to be worth every penny, due to the myriad opportunities that it presents to its vast population of students. My dream of becoming a sports medicine physician is becoming more of a reality with each course that I take through UofM's unique School of Kinesiology, and this would not be possible without the generous donations made by the club members. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me to enjoy what I would not otherwise experience at any other institution, and for also making this possible for others to come. Forever go Blue!! " -Erika Y.

2016 Winners: Ilan S., Vivian C., and Courtney W.

"I am so honored and grateful for the recognition and support of the UofM Alumni Club of Silicon Valley.  The past two years at Michigan have opened my eyes to so many incredible opportunities, and I can’t wait to continue my growth and education in the next two.  Thank you to everyone who has made this scholarship and community possible, Go Blue! " -Courtney W.

"Coming to Michigan was definitely a big step out of my comfort zone, but I have absolutely no regrets. I have grown tremendously as a person as a result of this out-of-state university experience. Thank you for this scholarship for continuing to make this experience possible for me and for others to come! Go Blue!!" -Vivian C.

" I am extremely thankful to have been chosen as one of only 3 winners of the 2016 Silicon Valley Scholarship. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first two years at the University of Michigan and I am appreciative that the Silicon Valley University of Michigan alumni club can ensure that I can make the most of my final two years at the University. Thank you again for the opportunity, go blue!" -Ilan S.

 

2015 Winners: Rebecca H and Jason K

“Thank you for selecting me as one of the recipients of this scholarship! This gift gives me more freedom to explore my options and pursue my interests at Michigan, and I want to thank everyone for your support of current students and for donations that make the scholarship possible!”  - Rebecca H
 
"I am very grateful to have been chosen as one of the recipients of the U of M Silicon Valley Scholarship this year. I loved my first year at Michigan and this scholarship helps me to afford the opportunity to stay there for the next three years. Thank you so much for choosing me and Go Blue!"  - Jason K
 
 

2014 Winners: Deepa C. and  Monica C.

"This scholarship has given me the opportunity to come out from California and really experience what this school has to offer me for four years as well as beyond. It was truly a right decision to come here, and I thank the club and your donations for making it possible." - Deepa C.

"I am incredibly grateful for the support and initial opportunity offered by the UofM Alumni Club of Silicon Valley through its annual scholarship. I would like to thank everyone very much for selecting me as a recipient of this generous gift! As a junior now at the University, I am a student of the very first class of the new Bachelor's of Science in Information program through the School of Information. The kindness of the alumni community in its lasting legacy of contributing to the Michigan difference consistently amazes me as a part of an upcoming generation of the leaders and best. This award is significant in helping me go after and balance all of my activities and schoolwork as a member of the Michigan Marching Band in particular, because there is never a shortage of unparalleled opportunities at this institution. Thank you again, and forever go blue!" - Monica C.

 2013 Winners: Deepa C. and Eleanor D.

 "Thanks so much for this wonderful gift! I am so honored and thrilled for this opportunity to be able to use this scholarship to further pursue my academic and social interests as I enter my junior year at U of M. I would like to thank all of the alumni that made this gift possible and the committee for selecting me because I know that with this opportunity, I will continue to pursue excellence and further grow as an individual in the next couple of years. I hope to continue in the pre-medical track and pursue research I have started this summer as well as build upon my social network in the next year, and this scholarship has made that more attainable. Thanks again!"- Deepa C.

"I am incredibly grateful for the support and initial opportunity offered by the UofM Alumni Club of Silicon Valley through its annual scholarship. I would like to thank everyone very much for selecting me as a recipient of this generous gift!" - Eleanor D.