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U-M Club of New York: Gartenberg Scholarship

James M. Gartenberg New York Alumni Club Scholarship

Through its support of the James M. Gartenberg New York Alumni Club Scholarship Fund, the U-M Club of New York is committed to helping outstanding high school students from the five boroughs of NYC enroll at the U-M. The number of scholarships awarded each year varies depending upon the amount of money currently available for distribution as well as the need that exists at any one time, however our club currently awards $20,000 annually in total scholarships to first-year students from NYC who demonstrate high academic achievement and a financial need.

SUPPORTING THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Please consider making a contribution to help support our annual scholarship program and help us grow the scholarship fund! All gifts to the University of Michigan Alumni Club of NYC scholarship fund are tax deductible for the current tax year if postmarked by December 31 to the extent provided by law. You may make your contribution online or by mail, in honor or memoriam of someone or as a bequest. (Please scroll down the page for further details)
  • Make a donation to the Scholarship Fund online.
  • Make a donation to the Scholarship Fund via check. Please mail a check payable to “The University of Michigan” and on the memo line, please add “NY Club, Gartenberg Fund 571857”. If donating in honor or memoriam of someone you may also designate the person you are honoring, if applicable. Checks can be mailed to:
The University of Michigan C/O Elaine Crook UM Office of Financial Aid 2500 Student Activities Building 515 East Jefferson Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
Thank you for your support! Your generosity and UofM allegiance will help some of New York City’s best and brightest students pursue their undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan.

Background

Since 1968, the U-M Club of New York’s Scholarship Committee has selected NY Scholarship candidates from among incoming U-M freshman from the five boroughs of NYC on the basis of both character and academic merit. Students receiving the Scholarship must demonstrate a financial need and have applied for financial aid. The Scholarship was renamed to the James M. Gartenberg New York Alumni Club Scholarship in memory of our club’s former President, who was lost in the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11, 2001. If you have questions about the Scholarship Program or application process, please emai uofmnycgartenberg@gmail.com.

Past Winners

YEARRECIPIENTHIGH SCHOOL
2018Winni ChenStaten Island Technical High School
2017Mabel ChanBrooklyn Technical HS
2017Serenity Monroe
2016Yan ZhangMath, Sci, & Engin @ CCNY
2014Dominique JohnBrooklyn Technical HS
2014Shadae Boakyim-YiadomManhattan Village Academy
2014Alvin GarciaStuyvesant HS
2013Jennifer ZhouThe Bronx HS of Science
2013Francisco QuiogueHarlem Village Academy
2013Dyshon ToxeyAcademy of Am. Stdies
2012Vivian BaeBenjamin Cardozo HS
2012Pratik LakhaniTownsend Harris HS
2012Mason ChiangMath, Sci, & Engin @ CCNY
2011Lewaa BahmadNEST+m HS
2011Elio MorilloTownsend Harris HS
2010Esther WhangNYC Lab School
2010Brittany GoldbergerPortledge HS
2009Farone RasheedStuyvesant HS
2009Kenny TangCity College HS
2008Julian CarrasquilloGarden School
2008Harrison KimNYC Lab School
2007Francesca NievesBrooklyn Technical HS
2007Jana PohorelskyColumbia Grammar HS
2007Kevin SwiecaThe Bronx HS of Science
2006Stephen SnyderFieldston School
2006Rachel BallThe Bronx HS of Science
2005Caitlin CohanStuyvesant HS
2005Christopher Lance
SUPPORTING THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – FURTHER DETAILS

DONATION DETAILS

  • Make a donation to the Scholarship Fund online.
  • Make a donation to the Scholarship Fund via check. Please mail a check payable to “The University of Michigan” and on the memo line, please add “NY Club, Gartenberg Fund 571857”. If donating in honor or memoriam of someone you may also designate the person you are honoring, if applicable. Checks can be mailed to:
The University of Michigan C/O Elaine Crook UM Office of Financial Aid 2500 Student Activities Building 515 East Jefferson Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316 

GIFTS IN HONOR OR MEMORIAM

When gifts are made in honor or memory of someone, the University of Michigan/Alumni Association notifies the honoree’s family so they may acknowledge the gifts. You will also receive an acknowledgment, and the University of Michigan will send a receipt for tax purposes. When making gifts in honor or memory of someone, please include the contact information for the individual or family you are honoring. If you do not have this information, the Alumni Association will find the information and contact the appropriate relative.

BEQUESTS

Leaving a planned gift by naming the scholarship program in your will is a simple way to support the program in a meaningful way. If you would like to prepare a bequest to the UM Club of New York Scholarship fund we can provide suggested language applicable to an expendable unrestricted bequest. (Please note suggested language is intended to provide examples, not to serve as legal advice. The University and the Alumni Association recommend that you seek legal counsel regarding your personal circumstances, your wishes for your estate and the preparation of necessary documents.) Please contact the club at umclub-nyc@umich.edu with any questions for further details. The Fund is a public charity, under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and donations to it are fully deductible to the extent provided by law. Upon request, a copy of the Fund’s latest annual report may be obtained from the Fund treasurer at the above address, or from:
New York Attorney General’s Charities Bureau 120 Broadway New York, NY 10271
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