Giving Blueday 2019 & Roby M. Burley Scholarship Recipients

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

Thank you for donating to the sixth annual Giving Blueday! Giving Blueday is the University of Michigan’s special day of giving: a one-time-a-year opportunity for you to team-up with the global U-M family and share your love for all things maize and blue.

Thousands of Wolverines come together each year on Giving Blueday to make a gift to the university, generating impactful support for programs, scholarships, and research across our three campuses. This year, more than 15,000 gifts were made in just 24-hours, raising more than $4.2 million and providing key funding for over 150 student organizations. From Synchronized Swimming to scleroderma research, there are so many opportunities to support the causes you care most about.

The U-M Club of Seattle’s scholarship fund is named after Roby M. Burley, one of the Seattle Club’s notable leaders who helped get our scholarship fund off the ground with a sizable endowment many years ago. The local Scholarship Committee reviews student candidates every year and selects the most deserving students from the greater Seattle area to receive special assistance from our club – assistance that, in many cases, makes it possible for local students to attend the University of Michigan.

Special thank you to those who donated this year and contributed almost $500 to our local scholarship fund: Maxine Henning, Nicholas Kramer, Wendy Bergeson, Brian Pistek, Nicholas Kramer, Wisam Berry, Michael Roberto, and Caroline Shao.

Featuring a few of our recent scholarship recipients and current Michigan students: Riley Thompson, Corrina Lee, and Eddie Jung.

My name is Riley Thompson and I am a 2017 graduate from Mercer Island High School in Mercer Island, WA. Currently, I am a junior at the University of Michigan studying Gender and Health on a pre-med track. At the university, I am a member of the Chi Omega Fraternity, where I serve as the chapter president. I am also involved in Outrage Dance, Phi Chi Pre-Medical Fraternity and Relay for Life. Being a student at Michigan is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to study with individuals who care as much as I do about academics but also have some of the best school spirit in the country. Next semester I have the amazing opportunity to study abroad in Paris through the university’s exchange program. I look forward to my last three semesters at the university, but I am also blown away by how quickly the time has flown. As always, go Blue!
My name is Corrina Lee and I am a senior at the University of Michigan. I am from Bothell, originally, so I had a lot to get used to when I first moved to Ann Arbor. Even after four years, I am still discovering and learning so many new things at this school. This year, I am finishing up my majors in English and Economics. Besides academics, I am a movie reviewer which allows me to use my study breaks to see some great films.
Eddie Jung graduated summa cum laude from Skyline High School in Sammamish, Washington. He is a freshman in the College of Engineering intending to study Biomedical Engineering. He is a starter on the University of Michigan Fencing Club team and plans to commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force upon graduation through Detachment 390’s ROTC program. In addition, he is one of two engineering students accepted into the Health Sciences Scholars Program to learn more about improving the nation’s healthcare system. The Roby M. Burley Scholarship has allowed Eddie to pursue these and many other opportunities available at the University of Michigan.

Your gift, combined with the gifts of other club members, will provide high school students right from the greater Seattle area with the opportunity to follow in our footsteps. Please help make the Michigan experience more affordable for deserving students with a gift to our U-M Club of Seattle Scholarship Fund today.

Make A Contribution Today

Be sure to direct your gift to the Roby M. Burley Scholarship Fund - 724500 in the Fin Aid-Grants/Loans/Work study category.

All donations to the Scholarship fund made out to the University of Michigan are eligible for matching funds and are tax-deductible. The University invests the principal for us and applies the scholarships we award to the student accounts.

Additional information about Giving Blueday 2019 can be found here:

Employer Match

Many employers, including Boeing and Microsoft, will happily match your donations! When submitting your match request, choose the University of Michigan as the recipient, with Tax ID 38-6006309, and be sure to specify that the funds should go to the “Roby M. Burley Scholarship Fund - 724500”.

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