Giving Day contributions of every size make a major difference! Support one of these projects today or give to another area that helps the School of Information Sciences.
Maria Gonzalez Scholarship Fund
This new scholarship is dedicated to the memory of former faculty member Maria Gonzalez, who passed away late last year. Maria inspired faculty, alumni and students alike, teaching in the classroom and working in the community at organizations like Detroit’s co-working and business incubator, the Green Garage. Read more about her impact here. Today only, your gift is doubled when you choose to support the Maria Gonzalez Scholarship Fund, thanks to a $1,200 match by School of Information Sciences faculty members.
Michael Wells Digital Librarianship Endowed Scholars Fund
With support from this scholarship, School of Information Sciences student Katie Okonowski had the unique opportunity in 2019 to process part of the Reuther Library’s UAW collection. Her completed projects are now available to the public as digital exhibits that will be available for generations to come. She was the first student to receive the award, named in honor of alumnus Michael Sullivan Wells, former president of UAW Local 2200. Click here to read about Katie Okonowski, the first recipient of the Michael Wells Scholarship. Generous donors Michael Wells and Peter Rosenwald are offering a 1:1 match up to $600 for all gifts made to this fund!
Alternative Spring Break
The School of Information Sciences' Alternative Spring Break is a competitive program in which participants are paired with one of the country's premiere information organizations for an intensive week-long internship that aligns with the student's area of interest. Since the program's inception, students have worked at a variety of institutions, including the Smithsonian, Library of Congress and several presidential libraries throughout the country. The program provides students with hands-on experience, networking, and sometimes job opportunities, that can make a huge difference as students graduate and transition to the work force.
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