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The Fadell Scholarship

Thanks to a generous gift from Tony Fadell and Danielle Lambert, we are helping to support the entrepreneurial pursuits of undergraduate students at the University of Michigan that will benefit them throughout their careers.

"Learning by doing is the only way I know how to learn."

-Tony Fadell
iPod inventor, iPhone co-inventor, 
Nest founder, and Future Shape principal

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Caroline Slack

Mathematics and Economics | Class of '22

“I’m eternally grateful to Tony Fadell and Danielle Lambert for this opportunity, and I will carry the legacy of previous Fadell Scholars in fostering my entrepreneurial spirit through every opportunity to come my way."

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Rutvi Shah

Computer Science | Class of '22

“This will help me receive a world-class education at U-M, and assist me in my future entrepreneurial pursuits as a student.”

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2020 Scholarship Recipients

Sasha Golubova

Business Administration | Class of '22

“Danielle Lambert and Tony Fadell’s kind and gracious support of my education and entrepreneurial goals has widened the opportunities before me."

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Elis Sholla

Computer Science | Class of '21

“This award motivated me toward following the entrepreneurial path right after graduation. It feels great to be supported and makes me want to work even harder.”

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About the Scholarship

Tony dedicates his time to fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems beyond the Silicon Valley scene. This financial scholarship will help provide the resources to show students that entrepreneurship can, and should, happen everywhere.

Tony and Danielle want to support students with entrepreneurial spirit and give them the opportunity to focus on creating world changing innovations:

“We know the best ideas come from diverse teams with individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, educations, and nationalities. We want to foster the entrepreneurial ecosystems beyond the Silicon Valley scene and believe this financial scholarship will help provide the resources to show students that entrepreneurship can, and should, happen everywhere.”

Application for this scholarship is open each winter semester to two undergraduate students participating in the Entrepreneurs Leadership Program at the Center for Entrepreneurship.  This scholarship gives preference to students who are first generation or immigrants to advance their academic careers and contribute to innovation on a global scale.