Help Build The Future in Social Sciences
Your generous gifts have a direct impact on the lives of students and faculty members. Through your donation, you are investing in the futures of undergraduates.
You help students complete research project in their field, participate in study abroad programs, and travel to conferences and meetings. Donations in support of undergraduate education helps more students experience these opportunities. Whether big or small, we thank you for your gifts. You help transform students’ lives and foster an exceptional educational experience.
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There are a variety of needs in the department. Choose from the following and make your gift today.
Kenny Bragg Memorial Fund
Michigan Tech student Kenneth (Kenny) Bragg, 22, was killed Saturday, December 30, 2023, in a house explosion in the suburbs of Detroit, along with his parents, Hope '95 and Don '92 Bragg, who were both Tech forestry alumni, and a younger sister, Elizabeth. Kenny was a senior anthropology major in the Department of Social Sciences and was scheduled to graduate in April 2024. Kenny was working on his senior thesis with Dr. Carl Blair on pre-European salt manufacture in Arkansas, particularly the activities of the Caddo cultures, and had completed three summer field seasons and significant volunteer work with the Arkansas archaeological survey.
In Kenny's memory, there is hope to establish a scholarship. Gifts received are intended to create an endowed scholarship which requires a minimum amount of $25,000 to endow; however, if the minimum endowment amount is not received, an annual scholarship will be established.
Department of Social Sciences Fund
Support student research in the form of travel to research sites, attending conferences to present papers, study abroad opportunities, and supplies for workshops, special software, and the like. Gifts can be targeted for specific purposes.
Edmund Vandette Scholarship Fund
The Edmund Vandette Endowed Fund supports undergraduate scholarships who originate from the Copper Country. The family of the late local politician and professor Edmund Vandette, who taught history and political science at Michigan Tech, established this fund in his memory.
Legal Education Scholarship Fund
The Legal Education Fund supports the pre-law program in the Department of Social Sciences. The pre-law program prepares students for the practice of law and the multifaceted challenges presented by a legal career.