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A recent article details that the graduate-student population is growing, and so is the financial need for the group.
In a guest post by Joey Spano, the namesake of an endowment announces the 2011 recipient: Jenilee Rathje
Roger (’78, Business, Accounting) and Kim Pitzer honored their two daughters (recent MSU alumnae) by establishing endowed scholarships in each daughter’s name. The scholarships benefit student athletes and students with financial need.
Dr. Gary Seevers is the “complete Spartan,” according to Dr. Fred Poston, MSU Vice President for Finance and Operations.
MSU ranks high among schools that distribute Pell Grants to undergraduate students.
The Associated Students of MSU (ASMSU) organization created two new endowment funds for student support.
Student scholarship recipients reflect on what their donor-supported financial aid has meant to them. The video was created by Honors College student Gennafer Musial.
Current and former recipients of the STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship created the Jack Shingleton Scholarship in tribute to the man who helped anonymous donors establish and manage the fund.
The Forest Akers Trust established a $1 million endowment to fund MSU student business plans. The endowment supplements a $600,000 endowment established last year by the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation in support of student entrepreneurship.
College students are more apt to quit college when exposed to critical events including depression and loss of financial aid.
Bill Mechanic (’73, Arts and Letters), chairman and CEO of Pandemonium Films, and former head of 20th Century Fox, has been very successful in the film industry.
As student debt doubles, many wonder when – and how – they’re going to make it out.