Established more than a century ago by Regent Levi Barbour, the prestigious Barbour Scholarship funds exceptional women from Asia and the Middle East as they pursue their graduate education at the University of Michigan.
Each year, Rackham is proud to honor exceptional student research and outstanding instructors and faculty mentors. Browse the awards below to learn more and see this year’s recipients.
A former engineer and Barbour Scholar alumna Preeti Bansal Kshirsagar (M.P.H. ‘15) has created space for herself in the healthcare field. Now a dietitian-nutritionist with extensive training in integrative and functional medicine, Preeti runs a successful wellness practice focused on research-based holistic health. She shares how her experience at Rackham and the support of her community helped with the transition.
The U.S. has set the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. As part of the leadership of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Barbour Scholarship alumna Xin Sun is playing a key role in helping it get there.
Barbour Scholarship alumna Kapila Khandvala dedicated her life’s work to advocating for women’s rights and education in Indian society.