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Nov. 29, 2004

 

Sidney J. and Irene Shipman Scholarship winners announced

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The Sidney J. and Irene Shipman Scholarship Committee has selected 10 first-year students as recipients of the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) 2004 Shipman Scholarship.

Funded through a bequest from the estate of Dr. Sidney J. Shipman and Irene Shipman, the scholarship has been awarded to U-M students since 1996. Because several U-M schools and colleges participate in the Shipman Scholarship Program, award amounts may vary each year. LSA awards additional funds to the recipients of the Shipman Scholarship and semifinalists.

Shipman Scholarship winners who are Michigan residents receive a renewable award of $16,500 annually (provided by the Shipman Scholarship Fund) for up to four years. The 2004 in-state Shipman Scholars are: Rachel Allison Burns of Flint and Emma Caitlin Schroeder of Rockford. Semifinalist Yi-Kuan Chen of Farmington Hills receives a $2,500 LSA Merit Scholarship and $5,000 from the Shipman Scholarship Fund.

Non-resident winners of the Shipman Scholarship receive a renewable award of $31,500 annually ($ 16,500 provided by Shipman Scholarship Fund, and a $15,000 LSA Merit Scholarship) for up to four years. The 2004 out-of-state Shipman Scholars are: William Louis Fogel of Williamstown, Mass; Timothy James McQuade of Long Valley, N.J.; Alan Elijah Mishler of Longmont, Colo.; and Kevin Hayes Wilson of Shelbyville, Ky.; Pooja Agrawal of Oak Brook, Ill.; Maia Christina Dedrick of Maplewood, Minn. and Kavya Savithri Vaidyanathan of Granger, Ind. were awarded memberships in the Shipman Society and $15,000 LSA Merit Scholarships.

Shipman Scholars also receive the benefits of Shipman Society membership, which include first choice of U-M residence hall, membership in the Shipman Society student organization, an invitation to the fall welcome reception with senior faculty and administrators, and priority admission to special academic programs. LSA Shipman semifinalists who are nominated but are not selected as Shipman Scholars also receive membership in the Shipman Society.

Sidney J. Shipman graduated from U-M with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1917 and a medical degree in 1919. After interning in New York and California, he practiced medicine in San Francisco in 1923 as a specialist in thoracic medicine and surgery; he was a noted expert in tuberculosis and other diseases of the chest. Shipman served as professor of medicine at the University of California, president of the National Tuberculosis Association, and president of the California Medical Association. After his retirement in 1967, he was known for helping the poor in the downtown San Francisco area until his death in 1981. Upon the death of his wife, Irene Shipman, in 1994, funds were given to U-M to establish the Shipman Scholarship.

 

Contact: Glen Sard
Phone: (734) 998-7320
E-mail: sard@umich.edu