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2020 Scholarship Recipients
Catching Up With Some Past UMCGN Scholarship Recipients
|Hayden Kibbey, 2019 Scholarship, Catholic Central High School|
|When we caught up with Hayden, he had just completed his first semester at the Ross School of Business. Hayden was serving as an executive board member of the College Republicans and was looking forward to being on the Dean of Student’s advisory board for the upcoming presidential debate. Hayden said, “Not only was the scholarship helpful to my family monetarily, but it also demonstrated how incredibly supportive the U-M alumni base is. Thanks to the U-M Alumni Club of Greater Northville for all their support and Go Blue!”|
|Rachel Holmes, 2018 Scholarship, Northville High School|
|We talked to Rachel during her sophomore year studying business at the Ross School while minoring in computer science. Rachel was active in student organizations including the consulting club, a professional business fraternity, and a diversity in computer science program. Rachel reported she was happy and had lots of great friends, while still maintaining her grades and enjoying classes! According to Rachel, “I have absolutely loved my time at Michigan. The U-M Alumni Club of Greater Northville scholarship helped me feel welcomed into the Michigan community from day one. Go Blue!!!”|
|Matthew Rodeman, 2017 Scholarship, Livonia Churchill High School|
|We caught up with Matt when he was a junior at Michigan, studying Electrical Engineering and pursuing the International Minor for Engineers. Matt’s goal was to join the tech industry as a hardware design engineer. Matt had summer internships with DTE Energy and with an on-campus research group developing code to simulate the physics of nuclear fission. Matt said he is a huge Michigan athletics fan and has attended almost every football and men’s basketball game, along with many other U-M sports events. Matt said, “Thank you for the honor of receiving a U-M Alumni Club of Greater Northville scholarship… your backing motivates me to work hard to do the best I can here on campus.” The photo shows Matt (2nd from the right) with his siblings at a 2017 football tailgate.|
|Gretchen Stemmler, 2019 Scholarship, Livonia Stevenson High School|
|When we heard from Gretchen in January 2020, she said her life as a Wolverine had been very exciting so far! Gretchen was in the Health Science Scholars Program. She was close to her classmates in this learning community of 120 students who participate in activities centered around the health field. Gretchen hoped to pursue a major in Neuroscience. Gretchen said, “I am grateful for the scholarship I received from the U-M Alumni Club of Greater Northville; the support has benefited me in several ways.”|
Thanks From a Grateful Student
Dear University of Michigan Club of Greater Northville,
In 2009 I was a recipient of one of the University of Michigan Club of Greater Northville’s scholarships for incoming freshmen. Today I am a senior, with an Honors Independent Concentration in Asymmetric Conflict and Middle Eastern Studies.
As my time at the University of Michigan comes to a close, I am reminded of your scholarship lunch I attended only 3 short years ago — back when my future at this University was uncertain, and my plans still in nascent. Last year I was a recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a national scholarship awarded to 55 college juniors each year.
Last year, I was selected out of a pool of more than 600 applicants nationwide. This scholarship, totaling $30,000, is awarded to students who plan to pursue a career in public service. In my case, I plan to enter the Foreign Service. After I graduate from Michigan, the Truman Foundation will aid in my admission to graduate programs and then provide financial support.
I am so very grateful for the support I received from the University of Michigan Club of Greater Northville all those years ago. When I couldn’t see the potential I had to do good at this University, the University of Michigan Club did.
Today, I can confidently say that I have achieved everything I had hoped to when I first opened my acceptance letter to this wonderful university. I cannot thank the University of Michigan Club enough for supporting and encouraging me to chase these dreams the last four years. Though I was just a wide-eyed freshman in 2009, the University of Michigan Club saw the potential to do great things — for that, I am eternally grateful. I wish the University of Michigan Club of Greater Northville all the best in the months to come.
In a few months, I will be proud to call myself an alumnus of this fantastic institution. I look forward to reconnecting with the club at that time!
Warmest Regards, Tyler Jones
University of Michigan, Class of 2013