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U-M Club of Indianapolis: Scholarships

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Do you remember what stepping on the “M on the Diag” means?  The feeling you get during the long walk to the football field?  Meeting and eating at the Bell’s Pizza?  What about hearing the tolling of Burton Bell tower, or writing a paper at the Fishbowl?  Even if you don’t recall all of these memories, we know you remember singing The Victors and sporting your Maize and Blue all around campus.

“The Bill Harris Scholarship” and “The Frederick Daries Scholarship”
Bill Harris and Rick Daries ran the U-M Club of Indianapolis for more than 15 years. It is in their honor and name that our club annually bestows scholarships upon two outstanding young men and women from the Indianapolis area who are entering the University of Michigan.  These young people are already “The Leaders and the Best” in order to be accepted to the University, making the scholarship selections every year extremely difficult.    

The cost of attending the University is over $20,000 per year for in-state and nearly $50,000 per year for out-of state students and this does not include textbooks, computers, football tickets, or Michigan gear.  We all know that the value of a Michigan Education is howeverpriceless.  High school students and their parents recognize the importance of a good education, and we are seeing record numbers of students applying for both the University and our scholarships.  

Our scholarship fund cannot handle the number of requests anymore. That’s where you come in.  The Bill Harris and Daries Scholarships are wholly funded by donations and invested with the University.  We are all called to be “Leaders and the Best” to set a shining example of what it means to be Michigan Alumni.  Many hands (or donations, in this case) make light work-in other words, less strain on everyone involved.  Won’t you please consider a contribution to the Indianapolis Scholarship Fund to help carry on the Michigan Tradition?

Contributions may be made either online here or by check. Please make checks payable to “The University of Michigan,” memo line “Indianapolis club fund #327169,” and mail to:

The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan
ATTN: Development
200 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

On behalf of all the future fine “Men and Women of Michigan“ we thank you from the very bottoms of our maize-and-blue-blooded hearts!

Application Process:
There is no application to be considered for this scholarship. The Scholarship Committee chair will contact all eligible students. 
Selection Criteria:
Eligible students who respond to the notification of their eligibility, must fill out our personal information sheet and provide a personal statement
Eligible students are contacted around the first of June each year.  There will be a student send-off where the winners will be announced


Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners



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