UM-Flint Provost Addresses Owosso Rotarians and Honors Local Scholars
The Cook Family Foundation announces the awarding of 12 scholarships to Shiawassee area high school graduates to attend the University of Michigan-Flint. On Wednesday, November 17, Provost Sonja Feist-Price was able to recognize several of the students who started at the University this semester.
Dr. Feist-Price, the University of Michigan-Flint’s Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, also spoke to the Owosso Rotary Club. She provided details on their recent expansion of programs and facilities and shared her personal philosophy, “I believe education is the great equalizer, and that accessibility to learning changes lives. As a first-generation college graduate, I can attest to the power of education and how it changed my life, and the lives of so many others for the better.”
Dr. Feist-Price began her education at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She now holds doctorates from Southern Illinois University and the University of Kentucky, where she was the Vice President for Institutional Diversity prior to coming to Michigan.
Dr. Feist-Price also noted the numerous scholarship programs available at the University of Michigan-Flint, as well as the recent partnership with the Cook Family Foundation to provide scholarships for academically accomplished Shiawassee County area students. Learn more about these and other scholarships (eligibility and how to apply) at the Foundation’s website https://www.cookfamilyfoundation.org/scholarships/one-university-three-campuses/s/
After her Owosso Rotary address, Dr. Feist-Price, then presented certificates to recent recipients of Cook Family Foundation UM-Flint scholarships, who were available to attend the event. Here is the full list of scholarship recipients:
Kelsey Andrykovich, Owosso High School 2021 Graduate
Jacob Burgess, New Lothrop High School 2021 Graduate
Leah Clough, Corunna High School 2019 Graduate
Abigail Cooper, Ovid-Elsie High School 2021 Graduate
Kylee Flaherty, Byron High School 2021 Graduate
Allyson Gillett, Durand High School 2021 Graduate
Callum Holley, Ovid-Elsie High School 2021 Graduate
Hayley Lademan, Morrice High School 2020 Graduate
Aiden Loos, Durand High School 2021 Graduate
Lillian Scripter, Durand High School 2021 Graduate
Levi Thiele, Corunna High School 2021 Graduate
Sierra Wisely, Owosso High School 2021 Graduate
“We are proud to have these young men representing our area as well as the other 10 students we have recently given scholarships to the University of Michigan-Flint,” said Foundation President, Bruce Cook, “We are committed to helping local students attend any of the campuses of the University of Michigan.”
The Foundation provides a scholarship of at least $3,000 to any Shiawassee area student who is admitted to U of M- Ann Arbor. In addition, the Foundation also provides scholarships to Shiawassee area students with a 3.7 GPA or higher, who are admitted to UM-Flint or UM-Dearborn.
There are two important advantages in attending UM-Flint or UM-Dearborn. Not only are both schools outstanding four-year institutions, but they also offer the opportunity to earn credits that easily transfer to UM-Ann Arbor. No matter where a student starts or finally graduates within the system, their degree carries the important block M indicating they are a graduate of the University of Michigan.