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EMU Foundation

Our Most Popular Funds

Here's a list of our most popular funds this year.

The Genuine Eastern Michigan Endowed Scholarship (The GEM Scholarship)

The GEM Endowed Scholarship Fund is the University’s general scholarship fund. Gifts to this fund directly impact students from all areas of the University and increase financial aid availability.

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund is a newly established designation that will assist in providing EMU students a lifeline when faced with unforeseen financial challenges. Gifts to this fund will be used to give students the opportunity to continue their studies at Eastern Michigan University and allow them to worry less about financial restraints and focus on their academic success. 
Partnership for Excellence

This fund is the University’s general expendable fund. Gifts to this fund support the greatest and most immediate needs of the University.

The Undergraduate Symposium

Gifts to the Undergraduate Symposium support the annual operation costs of the event, student research, faculty mentorships, and the Symposium Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

College General Funds (Select one below)

Each college at Eastern Michigan University has an general fund housed within the dean’s office. Through these general funds the colleges are able to provide programs with financial assistance, fund faculty research opportunities, send our students and staff to professional development conferences, bring speakers to campus, and much more.

The College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Business

The College of Education

The College of Health and Human Services

The College of Technology

The Honors College

The Graduate School

Eagles for Excellence

This fund supports the overall operations of EMU Athletics. Gifts to this fund will support all student athletes in competition as well as in the classroom.

The Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

A scholarship awarded to children and grandchildren of EMU alumni.


Gifts to WEMU support the University’s public radio programming.

The University Library

Gifts to the University Library help to purchase literature, allow the University to retain academic journals, and fund supplemental programming, such as extended hours during exams.

The Greg O’Dell Criminal Justice Scholarship

A scholarship named in memory of former EMU Police Chief, Greg O’Dell. Awarded to students interested in pursuing careers in the criminal justice field.

EMU Foundation is located at 112 Welch Hall, 850 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI, USA 48197 Phone: 734.484.1322