For Students

The Burley Scholarship Committee considers only undergraduate students enrolled full-time at the University of Michigan and residents of the State of Washington at the time of application for the scholarship. Undergraduate recipients whose residency changes to the State of Michigan may be considered at the discretion of the Committee.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Club members’ children are eligible to apply for scholarship, but will not receive special consideration. Immediate relatives cannot sit on the committee.

The primary criterion for awarding scholarships will be academic achievement. Other criteria may include diversity of student experience, community service, and financial need. Because of NCAA guidelines, athletic ability or participation in University of Michigan sports will not be considered by the Committee.

Beginning in 2016, one scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with significant financial need. The remaining scholarships are awarded only after the freshman year. All awards are for one year only. Scholarships may be awarded to one student a maximum of three (4) times and are not renewable. The scholarship will only be available to full-time students for the fall and winter semesters. Full-time status is defined by the University and includes students in approved University alternative programs.

Invitations to apply for the Roby M. Burley scholarship are sent out via the students’ umich.edu e-mail addresses around the end of January. The due date will be provided with the invitation, but is usually at the end of February/beginning of March. Applications and transcripts are due at that time. Winners will be notified by the end of April.

Application for the scholarship requires a full official transcript of the college years and a letter including information about the applicant and his/her activities as well as why the applicant deserves the scholarship.

A Burley Scholar is expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 average at the University of Michigan as a full-time student with consideration given to course of study. If the student goes on academic probation all moneys not already awarded will be revoked.

The letter of acceptance from the Club will include the home address of the Seattle Club Scholarship Chairman and the requirements to maintain the scholarship.

Each Burley Scholar must:

  1. Supply the Club Scholarship Chairman with a copy of his/her transcript within 45 days of the end of each semester.
  2. Contact the Club Scholarship Chairman or another committee member at the conclusion of the winter term.
  3. Notify the Seattle Club Scholarship Chairman immediately upon receipt of any other grants or scholarships.

The Board would also like to take this opportunity to thank Harriette Dorkin for her many tireless efforts on behalf of the Scholarship Fund Committee.