Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Freeman Philosophy Scholarship

The scholarship selection committee will consist of a minimum of three members of the Philosophy Department faculty. The estate of former Federal Judge Ralph M. Freeman and Emmalyn Ellis Freeman provided a very generous gift to the University of Michigan-Flint; their gift has provided for the establishment of several scholarship endowments at the University. Former Judge Ralph Freeman and his wife Emmalyn lived in Flint for several years and then moved to Bloomfield Hills in 1954, following his appointment by President Eisenhower to the federal bench. Judge Freeman worked in General Motors factories in Flint while attending UM Ann Arbor, and earned a law degree in 1926 from UM Ann Arbor Law School. He practiced law in Flint, and served as prosecutor for the City of Flint. He continued to hear court cases until after his 87th birthday. Emmalyn Freeman was employed for a time in the medical department of one of the General Motors factories. She was a noted horsewoman, and a member of several social and civic organizations. The Freemans were very active in local, state, and national political events associated with the Republican party throughout their lives. 

Scholarship Guidelines: Applicants must be a UM-Flint Philosophy major and have at least a 3.25 grade point average. 

The scholarship selection committee will consist of a minimum of three members of the Philosophy Department faculty. 

For more information, visit the UM-Flint financial aid office scholarship web page or contact the Philosophy Department.