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.
Funding to Support New Era of Scholarship about Turkey
Thanks to a generous gift from the family of the late Sakıp Sabancı, Columbia University has created the Sakıp Sabancı Chair and Center for Turkish Studies. The first center for Turkish Studies in the United States named for its benefactor, the Sakıp Sabancı Center will forge a new era of scholarly collaborations between Sabancı University and Columbia University and also the two countries. The Center’s goal is to increase knowledge and awareness about Turkey, as well as its importance to modern regional affairs, global affairs, and its historical significance.
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.