Welcome to the U of M Club of Grand Traverse
On behalf of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, we invite you to join the U of M Club of Grand Traverse, your local connection back to all things Michigan! The U of M Club of Grand Traverse is part of a network of regional clubs within the U.S. that are affiliated with the Alumni Association. Alumni who are paid members of the Alumni Association are automatically a member of the U of M Club of Grand Traverse, with no additional dues to pay.
Maintaining our Core Mission of funding student scholarships in the 5-county region, we also reach out in other ways:
COMMUNITY SERVICE projects are growing by collaborating with area non-profits. 15-35 volunteers have contributed each time to our selected projects. Many new volunteers have participated in these 1-day events.
LIFELONG LEARNING opportunities have increased. Volunteers support the UM Student Film Group at the TC Film Festival. Volunteers also support UM authors at the National Writers’ Series.
SPORTS and SOCIAL events continue, including:
- College Rivalry Night at TC Pit Spitters - RSVP / Event Link
- Traverse City Film Festival UofM Shorts viewing and student reception to follow August 1st, 2019. Event Info Link
- Our annual, family friendly “YOUniversity” friendraiser in February.
- 2018 Grand Traverse Polo Match - UM vs MSU clubs – was a hit last August at Flintfields, netting UMGT $3000 for scholarships. UMGT is planning the next match for August 2020!
- “Holiday Happy Hour” will see UMGT collect gifts for teenagers through Toys for Tots in early December.
UMCGT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP awards started in 1984. Since 1998, UMGT has awarded over $155,000 to need-based students in our 5-county area. Last year eight volunteers solicited and screened (28) applications. The UMGT board voted to award (9) $2000 scholarships to students from (7) high schools. 2019 applications are available through high school counselors. Due in early April each year.
Please join us to support our UM Student Scholarship Efforts!