Annual Fellowships for Doctoral Study: Mailman School of Public Health
PhD students at the Mailman School need a minimum of five years to complete their degrees. With overall tuition costs nearing $170,000 per student, fellowship gifts are an essential source of funding to cover tuition and stipends.
Gifts support Entrepreneurship Curriculum at Columbia College, Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School, and Columbia Fencing.
Columbia University announced a total of $2.5 million in gifts from two Columbia alumni, Ronnie D. Planalp '86BUS and Stephen S. Trevor '86CC. The majority of their giving—$2 million—will establish the endowed Planalp Trevor Dean’s Curriculum Innovation Fund for Entrepreneurship at Columbia College, providing permanent support for the faculty teaching and the students enrolled in entrepreneurship courses. The Fund will also support, accelerate, and motivate the Columbia community’s programs and culture around innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship at Columbia College, now in the midst of its historic Core to Commencement Campaign.
Professor Alexander Tzagoloff was born in Moscow, but his family left Russia when he was still a child. He soon found a welcome home for himself and his family at Columbia.
Now, at age 78, Professor Tzagoloff is paving the way for the next generation of Columbia scientists while honoring the University’s distinguished past in biology. He recently established the Graduate Travel Fund with a $150,000 gift to the Department of Biological Sciences.