Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program

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We are raising money for a "hardship fund" which would mitigate some of the financial burden students face that can hinder academic success.

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16 individuals have contributed

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Become a backer for $5.00 per month and help us sustain our activities!

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6 individuals have contributed

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Become a sponsor for $100.00 per month and help us sustain our activities!

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$100 USD / month

1 individual has contributed

Top financial contributors

1
Elisabeth Mills

$1k USD since May 2019

2
Kelly Holley-Bockelmann

$1k USD since Mar 2019

3
Dina Stroud

$950 USD since Jan 2019

4
Lauren Campbell

$900 USD since Nov 2018

5
Brittany Kamai

$450 USD since May 2019

6
Helen Rose

$250 USD since Dec 2019

7
Arnold Burger

$200 USD since Nov 2018

8
Kathy Friedman

$200 USD since Dec 2019

9
Duane Lee

$180 USD since May 2019

10
Olivia Greene

$160 USD since Jan 2020

11
Marta Verweij

$100 USD since May 2019

12
SOKRATES PANTELIDES

$100 USD since May 2019

13
Kathleen E S Ford

$90 USD since May 2019

14
Dave Caudel

$50 USD since Dec 2019

15
Yuhan Guo

$15 USD since May 2019

16
Laura Vega

$15 USD since May 2019

What's new with Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program

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I have been in touch with the Open Collective Support Team after hearing from some of you that you'd like the option to leave a note along with your donation. It turns out that this is indeed possible and they have recently updated their...
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Published on March 11, 2020 by Lauren Campbell

Fall 2019 Update

Thank you all for contributing to our Fall 2019 fundraiser. It is due to your incredibly generous donations that we've very nearly reached our goal of $2000 by the start of 2020!
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Published on January 16, 2020 by Lauren Campbell

Thank You!

Our Spring 2019 fundraiser has been enormously successful. A heartfelt thank you goes out to each of our contributors whose donations have increased the fund by 400%. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to our students' success....
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Published on May 18, 2019 by Lauren Campbell

Budget

See how money openly circulates through Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Financial contribution to Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD ...

from Olivia Greene10/17/2020

+$20.00USD
Completed

Monthly financial contribution to Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters...

from Elisabeth Mills10/1/2020

+$10.00USD
Completed

Monthly financial contribution to Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters...

from Brittany Kamai10/1/2020

+$25.00USD
Completed

Today’s balance

$3,094.78 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $2,724.94 USD

Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program is all of us

Our contributors 20

Everyone who has supported Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Lauren Campbell
Admin

Total contributions

$900 USD

backer

Arnold Burger
Admin

Total contributions

$200 USD

Elisabeth Mills
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,260 USD

sponsor

Kelly Holley-...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,250 USD

Dina Stroud
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$950 USD

backer

Brittany Kamai
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$450 USD

This is a fabulous idea and thank you for creating this!

Helen Rose
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$250 USD

My contribution is in honor of my daughter, Dr. Kathy Friedman, one of your faculty mentors.

Kathy Friedman
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$200 USD

Duane Lee
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$180 USD

backer

Olivia Greene
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$160 USD

About

The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s to PhD Bridge Program exists to improve the demographic representation in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Studies indicate that underrepresented minority (URM) students are more likely to use the master’s degrees as a stepping stone to the PhD. Hence, to increase the number of URM students engaged in PhD-level STEM research, a relationship between Fisk University, which is an accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and Vanderbilt University was conceived.