SACUA and the faculty Senate Assembly have initiated a new scholarship fund, to be administered by the faculty, and dedicated to supporting undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellent academic promise and financial need. The Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship Program is one way that the faculty as a group are helping to advance the Michigan Difference Campaign currently underway. The scholarship fund will be sustained by a permanent endowment. The timing of this initiative coincides with a generous offer of President Coleman to match contributions of $25,000 or more towards such an endowment with some of her discretionary funds for the University. The funds will be maintained by the usual University endowment managers, but the selection of the funded students each year will be made by a committee of faculty appointed by SACUA. For more details on this, contact SACUA member Professor Semyon Meerkov in EECS. While the effort to raise the threshold amount in the first period has started well, the fund still needs contributions to assure successfully meeting President Colemanís challenge in the allotted period, that is, by December 31, 2007. Please consider contributing to this worthy cause!

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