The MSU Retirees Association recently created the MSURA Student Scholarship through our unit. Their efforts were featured this week on MSUToday.
They may have retired from their positions at MSU, but members of the MSU Retirees Association certainly have not retired their determination to make a difference on campus. So they created the MSURA Student Scholarship, which will support children and grandchildren of MSU retirees and employees.
“We wanted to have a role in Empower Extraordinary,” says Chuck Webb, director of development for the Retirees Association, “and creating a student scholarship was the right thing to do.”
It didn’t take the passionate group long to reach their initial goal of $50,000. Less than a year after the idea to create the endowment first surfaced, a committee is already reviewing applicants to receive the first scholarship for spring semester 2016.
Their immediate success has Webb excited for what’s to come. “Hitting our initial goal has created a terrific base for more growth. It was the vision and support of the Retirees Association board of directors that launched this, and it is that same vision and support that will keep the good momentum going.”
For more information on supporting the MSURA Student Scholarship fund, contact Jennifer Bertram at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (517) 432-7330.
Photo by Harley Seeley. This story originally appeared on MSUToday on February 17, 2016.