Giving to the Institute

Astronomy Fund

This fund provides general program support.

Karlis Kaufmanis Lectureship

This fund honoring Professor Karlis Kaufmanis supports lectures by professional scientists in various fields to school children, U students and the general public.

Edward P. Ney Graduate Student Fellowship in Astrophysics

Established in honor of U of M Regents Professor Edward Purdy Ney, this fund provides fellowships for up to three years to graduate students in the Department of Astronomy.

Russell J. Penrose Astronomy Fellowship Endowment Fund

This fund fosters research using the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona and supports astronomy graduate students at the U of M.

Karlis Kaufmanis Scholarship in Astronomy

This fund supports scholarships for promising students majoring in Astronomy.

Hazel V. Swanson Scholarship

This fund supports scholarships in Astronomy.

Laverne & Ted Jones Undergraduate Astrophysics Scholarship

This fund supports undergraduate students majoring in the Department of Astronomy, recognizing the importance of astrophysics as a core science and aiming to encourage capable and motivated students to pursue careers in this discipline.