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Scholarship Students' Stories
Each year, some 400 students graduate from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Thanks to the special blend of research, training, and service they received at Michigan, these exceptional men and women go on to become game-changers in fields as diverse as human nutrition, hospital administration, cancer research, occupational health, and vaccine development, to name just a few.
Without the generosity of scholarship support, this vital educational process simply would not happen. The gift of a scholarship is multiplied many times over as today’s students evolve into tomorrow’s leaders who, individually and collectively, bring the gift of health to people across the globe. Together, with the passionate work of our students, the expertise of our faculty and staff, and the dedicated partnership of our donors, we make a powerful team for public health.
Read about the power of scholarships, which is evident in each U-M School of Public Health student's story below.
In Memoriam: MaryFran Sowers Fund for Women's Health
Dr. Sowers (1947-2011) was an extraordinary scientist and remarkable woman. A tour de force, MaryFran had a unique insight into the breadth and depth of the physiological processes common to multiple diseases. As a result of her contributions, women's health, reproductive aging, and osteoarthritis became major areas of study. A gifted teacher and mentor, MaryFran inspired hundreds of scientists.
We warmly invite you to join us in honoring MaryFran by contributing to a fund that will endorse multi-disciplinary work across the field of women’s health. The MaryFran R. Sowers Fund will support promising young scholars such as students and junior faculty and their projects to transcend boundaries among fields of research to advance women’s health.
Gifts to the MaryFran Sowers Fund for Women's Health can be made online at www.giving.umich.edu/give/sph-sowers or by sending a check to: MaryFran Sowers Fund, SPH Development, Suite 1800, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor MI 48109.
In Honor: Robert H. Gray Scholarship in Environmental Health Sciences
There are few people at the University of Michigan School of Public Health who, through their fierce loyalty and longevity on the job, have contributed to the institution's well-being and made such an indelible mark on the past and future of the school as Professor Robert Gray. Please help us honor him with the gift of a new scholarship in his name in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Gifts to the Robert Gray Scholarship can be made online or by sending a check to: Bob Gray Scholarship, SPH Development, Suite 1800, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
In Memoriam: Professor Gerald J. Keeler (1960-2011)
Gerald J. Keeler (1960-2011), known across campus as a tireless collaborator who bridged many disciplines and academic units at the University of Michigan to make changes in atmospheric pollution is honored through the Gerald J. Keeler Fund for Scholarship in Environment and Health. In field studies from Alaska to Florida on atmospheric mercury and other pollutants, Jerry made certain that his research and those of his 40 master’s students and doctoral candidates was of the highest value.
The Gerald J. Keeler Fund for Scholarship in Environment and Health will support multidisciplinary work in the area of air pollution and health by supporting training, student scholarships, visiting scholars and lectures in the field to promote a greater understanding of trace elements and other pollutants, and their impacts on human health and the environment.
Gifts to the Gerald J. Keeler fund can be made online or by sending a check to: Gerald J. Keeler Fund for Scholarship in Environment and Health, SPH Development, Suite 1800, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
More Giving Opportunities
Every gift to U-M SPH plays a vital role in improving the public's health by supporting cutting-edge research, scholarships, internships, educational events, and new initiatives. See all U-M SPH giving opportunities. You can make a gift online through U-M's secure giving site.
You Give More with Matching Programs
You can increase your gift to U-M by making use of your company's matching gift program. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name in the search box on the U-M matching gifts website.
Planning Your Legacy
Want to make a difference in public health education, training, research or service through your estate? Let the University of Michigan Office of Planned Giving website help you understand the various ways you can support your giving interests, or call 734-764-8093 for more information.
"Thanks to scholarship funding, I was able to start my own business in Detroit in 2011, during my last semester at SPH...We work with corner store gas stations and small-scale retailers to develop a sustainable distribution model that can continually increase access to quality healthy food in Detroit."
- Noam Kimelman, MPH '12
Co-founder and owner, Fresh Corner Cafe, Detroit, Michigan
Recipient, S.J. Axelrod/Eugene Feingold Memorial Scholarship
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