Among the oldest and most prestigious awards granted by the University of Michigan, offering funding to female students from Asia and the Middle East since 1917.
My mother and I were supported by others before us. Giving back to graduate students reminds me of my journey and allows me to use that experience to connect with the next generation of scholars.
Total Scholars by Discipline
Degrees Earned by Barbours*
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The Rackham Graduate School celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the Barbour Scholarship throughout 2017. Barbour Scholars gathered to share their experiences and look to the future of the education of Asian women.
No, these graduate students and alums aren’t on their phones. They are examining history, having just received a pin representing their inclusion in the Barbour Scholarship program. Pins like these were given to Barbour Scholars in the 1930s.
As part of 2018’s Pan-Asia Reunion festivities, Rackham hosted a breakfast for Barbour alumnae. Pictured from left to right are Okyeon Yi (1997), Rackham Dean Mike Solomon, Mauricia Borromeo (1972), Rackham Director of Development Jill McDonough, Eun-Kyung Park (1969), Sooyun Park (1964), Eun-Wha Park (1988), and Palarp Sinhaseni (1979).