The Professor Michael Lewis Goldberg TRIO Scholarship Program
Beginning with the 2018 school year, a matching fund for this TRIO scholarship has been established by the Irving Goldberg family in loving memory of their son, Michael Goldberg, a kidney/pancreas transplant recipient who died in 2016 waiting for a second transplant.
Michael was an award-winning author and professor of American Studies at the University of Washington-Bothel since 1993 and received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He was joyfully devoted to his family, friends and students, a fierce social justice advocate, a witty raconteur, a wonderful musician, gardener, cook, and dog lover, and a proud member of Red Sox Nation. He inspired all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth de Forest and two sons, Asher and Jonah, of Kirkland, his parents Irving and Esther (past) Goldberg of Encino, and his siblings, Beth Goldberg and Robert Goldberg.
To learn more about Michael Goldberg, click on the articles linked below (PDF downloads):
> Man treats his kidney failure at home with his family (by Quinn Russell Brown Herald Writer)
> Waiting for a kidney, he breaks out in song (by Quinn Russell Brown Herald Writer)
> UW Bothell’s Michael Goldberg remembered as cherishing life (By Kari Bray)
Each year, TRIO's Scholarship Program gives thousands of dollars in academic grants to members and their families. In the past 22 years TRIO has awarded approximately 145 scholarships to deserving students who are transplant candidates, recipients, donors or their family members. These scholarships are generously funded by several TRIO chapters, individuals and interested organizations. Each recipient receives $1,000 toward their education at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Congratulations to our fifteen 2018 scholarship winners: Bailey Banville (ME);Nolan Burgett (CO);Grace Glennon (NY);Spencer Hoffman (MI);Wyatt Hoover (CT);Ana Imam (MI);Kayla Jones (NY);Annette Lysan (MA);Stephen Messina (PA);Alyssa Peralez (TX);Scott Prieto (CA);Savana Reynolds (CA);Lauren Shields (NY);Kyler Strotz (OH);and Jennifer Vilte (CA)
These scholarships would not be possible without the generous contributions of four TRIO Chapters: Akron/Canton, Philadelphia, and San Francisco Bay, and now this Michael Goldberg matching memorial fund. Several individuals and TRIO Board of Directors also contributed to the scholarship program.
Click here to download the "TRIO scholarship program information" guide that further explains Who can apply, Qualifications, the selection process, the scholardship award process and how to ask further questions
Click here to download the scholarship application form & directions: TRIO Scholarship Application
(note: submission is now all electronic - see instructions on the downloaded application)
This program helps students make the dream of college a reality. Can you help make this happen? TRIO encourages you to consider contributing to this program.