For those who haven’t heard about it, today marks the first national Giving Tuesday, a follow up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

For those who haven’t heard about it, today marks the first national Giving Tuesday, a follow up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday encourages people to give to their favorite charities. The University Scholarships & Fellowships Advancement Office works to raise funding and awareness for support of students and programs. Read below to learn how your Giving Tuesday (or any day) contribution can assist students at MSU. 

Support Graduate Students: Edward J. Petry Endowment in Support of Graduate Fellowships

The Petry Endowment was established in 2003. Contributions to the endowment are invested, with awards paid out of the investment income. Awards are used to supplement other fellowships, or they may stand alone. The awards help to attract the best and brightest graduate students to MSU by providing fellowships. The ability to attract superior students also helps in the recruitment of the best faculty members, and helps with problem-solving research. 

Support Undergraduate Students: MSU Promise Endowed Scholarship

The MSU Promise Endowed Scholarship Fund was created to allow donors who want to contribute to general undergraduate scholarships a vehicle to do so, while recognizing that many donors do not wish to start an endowment of their own or may not have the means to do so. Donations to this fund help the university award many scholarships each year.

Support Undergraduate Research: University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum

The University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum (UURAF) is held each spring and provides undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their research and creative endeavors to faculty, peers and the public. Students gain experience in presenting research or creative work, answering questions from guests and audience members and receiving constructive critiques from faculty judges. Workshops designed to assist aspiring presenters are held during the fall semester.

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We're Feeling Thankful for Our Supporters

Thank you to all who support students at Michigan State University!

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Fight Song Tweet-A-Long

On September 2, in celebration of College Colors Day, several university Twitter accounts had a Fight Song Tweet-A-Long. We've gathered their messages below so you can see the full conversation.

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Trained to Jump Out of Airplanes... and to Carry the Burden of Care

Spartan Nurse Skip Shipley (Captain, U.S. Army Reserve) graduated from the ROTC in 1993, and later returned to MSU for his MSN. Scholarship and fellowship support helped him along the way.