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Understanding Differences Between Fellowships, Scholarships, and Aid

August 13, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom

Advance registration is required; look for the Zoom link at the bottom of your confirmation email after registering.

Panelists:

  • Donna Huprich, Director of Admissions and Academic Records & Dissertations; Interim Director of Fellowships & Financial Aid
  • Paul Barrow, Foundations and Grants Librarian, Library Research – Social Sciences and Clark Library, University Library
  • Vickie Crupper, Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid

Fellowships, scholarships, and aid can help finance your education, but each type of funding has different intent and requirements. The panelists in this workshop will discuss the differences between funding types so that you can determine what is most appropriate for meeting your needs. Strategies will be shared for how to identify sources of funding across U-M and externally.

Presenter Bios:

Donna Huprich, BBA, Director of Admissions and Academic Records & Dissertations; Interim Director of Fellowships & Financial Aid
Donna began her career as a Commercial Banker and later decided to transition to Higher Education as Director of Student Financial Services at Baylor University in Texas. Donna moved to the midwest and has now been at the University of Michigan and the Rackham Graduate School for the past 15 years, first as the Director of Academic Records & Dissertations, and then as Director of Fellowships & Financial Aid in Rackham. Her current title is Interim Director of Fellowships & Financial Aid as she has now also taken over the Director of Admissions, Academic Records & Dissertations role. 

Paul Barrow, B. Mus., M. Mus, MLISFoundations and Grants Librarian, Library Research – Social Sciences and Clark Library, University Library
Paul has a long career in higher education, with 24 years at the University of Michigan Library. In his current role as the Library’s subject specialist in grants and philanthropy, he has the opportunity to work with many students seeking funding for their education. Paul enjoys both working directly with students, as well as collecting resources that can help students fund their education.

Vickie Crupper, Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid