Five reasons to give according to students
When you give to the U of M, you’re helping build brighter futures for our students and our university community. From fulfilling dreams to supporting innovative research to broadening horizons, here are five reasons making a gift can make a difference in students’ lives.
1. You can fulfill dreams
“This scholarship allowed me to fulfil my dream of studying abroad while still continuing to volunteer and participate in student groups. I want to go on to obtain a graduate degree, and now I will be able to tackle that goal much sooner.”
–Molly Smyth, fourth-year Bachelor of Commerce Co-op student
2. You’ll open doors to possibilities
“This award opens so many doors. I am able to go beyond my bachelor’s degree at the U of M and take more courses,” says Michael Kehler, Faculty of Engineering student. “It also allows for more options after I graduate and gives me pride and encouragement to continue to do quality work and to strive be an example to others.”
3. You’ll support innovative discovery and research
“I’m a graduate student in the department of pharmacology and therapeutics and I’m currently interested in studying how youth onset type 2 diabetes arises particularly in our Indigenous populations… I can’t say thank you enough to the people who donate and who believe in students like myself and the work that we’re doing.”
–Taylor Morisseau [BSc (Hons)/17]
4. You can help broaden students’ horizons
“It is a tremendous honour to receive the Schwartz-Reisman Scholarship, which has helped broaden my horizons in the business world through an increased understanding of the different approaches to education as well as business practices and cultural norms throughout the world.”
–Graeme Crawford [BSc. (M.E.)/12, M.B.A./18]
5. You can help move mountains
“I always wanted to get a professional degree. Engineering happens to be that degree and I’m so blessed to be here right now and without them [donors] there’s no way I would have made it,” says Chanse Kornik [BSc (EE)/18]. “You look at the numbers and they don’t make sense financially for a single dad to attend school… so when you have that extra helping hand, really you can move mountains.”
The Faculty, Staff, and Retirees Giving Campaign is a year-round initiative which raises funds for all areas of the university, including providing support for students. Learn more about how you can take your place and build brighter futures for our students and our community.