On average, it takes five years to complete a Ph.D. — a period in which accrued expenses can complicate graduate students’ academic careers and cast a long shadow over their financial status for many years to come. However, a typical fellowship covering tuition, health insurance and a portion of living expenses, will free these students from financial burdens and, at the same time, enable them to identify fields of endeavor that fit their particular skills and interests.
Endowed fellowships are also extremely important to Michigan Engineering, providing support to recruit and retain high-potential graduate students through financial resources that enable them to focus on coursework and research.
Michigan Engineering invites individuals, corporations and foundations to invest in the next generation of engineering education and research by making major gifts to establish endowed, named fellowships. Endowed fellowships provide tuition and stipends for graduate students.
Michigan Engineering invites individuals, corporations and foundations to invest in the next generation of engineering education, research and technology transfer by providing resources to establish named endowed professorships.
Endowing A Legacy
A gift of $1 million or more will establish an endowed, named fellowship. A fellowship may be named as the donor desires, and recipients will carry that name through graduation. To establish a named fellowship, the donor, Michigan Engineering, and the University sign an agreement specifying the donor’s intent, the gift payment schedule and criteria for selecting recipients.
While unrestricted fellowships are preferred and offer the greatest flexibility to Michigan Engineering, a donor may specify certain preferences for selected award criteria.
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