Mavjibhai L. Patel (BSE CE ’63) has endowed a $100,000 gift to establish the Lilavati and Taraben and Mavjibhai L. Patel Graduate Fellowship Fund. This fund will provide need-based support to graduate student who are pursuing a degree in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This gift qualifies for a match from the University’s Bicentennial Opportunity Matching Initiative, with an anticipated match of $50,000.
Mr. Patel’s generosity to the University has previously established two scholarship funds in the College of Engineering. In 2012, he established the Deviben and Lalbhai Patel Endowed Scholarship Fund in honor of parents to provide need-based support to undergraduate students. In 2014, he established the Lilavati and Taraben and Mavjibhai Patel Scholarship Fund to support undergraduate students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a preference to support students from India.
Mr. Patel resides in Flushing, New York and is a proud University of Michigan Wolverine.