February Fund of the Month

Dr. Robin Luana Bott Study Abroad Scholarship

This month’s “Fund of the Month” comes with a long overdue announcement, too! Dr. Robin Bott was a tremendous advocate for students in their pursuit of studying abroad.  Dr. Bott’s passion was clearly evident as she helped students put together valuable and life-changing experiences outside of the United States. From the very first May Tour in May of 2000, to present day, hundreds of students have been able to expand their comfort zones and learn all over the world through the guidance of Drs. Robin and Bryan Bott. Sadly, Robin passed away on December 18, 2016, after battling cancer courageously for many years. The Dr. Robin Luana Bott Study Abroad Scholarship was created not only to recognize Robin’s passion, but to also continue to assist Adrian College students in making their study abroad dreams a reality. To date, nearly 500 gifts have been made to Robin’s scholarship, a testament of not only the students whose lives she impacted, but also the impact Robin made on the Adrian College community as well.

And now for an exciting announcement….the Institute for Study Abroad will officially be renamed the Dr. Robin Luana Bott Institute for Study Abroad! A ceremony and ribbon cutting will take place on Friday, September 17, 2021, as part of the Adrian College Homecoming festivities. There will be more information coming out over the next few months, but we anticipate a wonderful turnout from everyone who has been impacted by Robin and would like to connect with the study abroad community of Adrian College in her honor. Robin.

Additionally, we are formally announcing a $25,000 campaign in honor of the Dr. Robin Bott Institute for Study Abroad. Gifts made in honor of Dr. Robin Bott will be placed in her already created study abroad endowed scholarship fund. The money raised will continue to grow the endowment and will allow additional students to receive scholarships in perpetuity. If you are interested in supporting the Dr. Robin Bott Study Abroad Scholarship, please go to www.adrian.edu/give and choose the Dr. Robin Luana Bott Study Abroad Scholarship in the dropdown menu. You may also send your check to: Adrian College, Office of Development, 110 S. Madison St., Adrian, MI 49221. For questions or more information, please contact Jim Mahony ’00, Vice President for Development, at (517) 264-3104, or [email protected].