Scholarship Fund

One of our most rewarding activities is the administration of our Scholarship Fund. We offer a merit/needs-based book scholarship for talented high school seniors from the Charlotte area that enroll as undergraduates at the University of Michigan. We have awarded over $11,000 of scholarships since our fund was established in 2008-2009. The number of scholarships awarded each year varies depending upon the amount of money currently available and the number of qualified applicants.

Scholarship awards are made each summer for the upcoming academic year and are based on academic success, extracurricular activities and completion of a written essay describing the student’s future goals, motivation for choosing the University of Michigan in pursuit of those goals and how the scholarship award would facilitate attending the University of Michigan.

Download Scholarship Application Here (Word doc) 

Please submit scholarship applications for the 2018 - 2019 Academic Year by June 30, 2018. 

Where Does the Money Come From?

Our Scholarship Fund comes from two sources. A key source of contributions comes from raffles that we hold during game watch parties and other fund raising events such as our annual golf outing with the Michigan State Alumni Club. Our game watch raffles are great fun and participants are always eager to win MICHIGAN apparel and other U of M memorabilia.

In addition, and as equally important, we rely on individual contributions to the scholarship fund by Charlotte area alumni and friends, including corporate matching contributions from employers who offer that option. All individual donations are counted towards your University giving record and will be acknowledged by the University as being tax-deductible.

How to Donate:

UM Club of Charlotte Scholarship Fund - 314142

Donations made to this fund are expendable. A gift is immediately available to be awarded as scholarship funds, having an immediate, however short-term impact. Need-based scholarship support for undergraduate students in the Charlotte, NC area.

UM Club of Charlotte Endowed Scholarship Fund - 799966

Donations made to this fund buy-in to the University endowment. Only interest from this gift is awarded as scholarships, providing a more long-term impact. Need-based scholarship support for undergraduate students in the Charlotte, NC area. 

You may also mail a check payable to:
U of M Club of Charlotte
Al Kilkka
4226 Shepherdleas Ln
Charlotte, NC 28277-1322