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Scholarship at MSU Honors Little Traverse Conservancy

Logo of the Little Traverse Conservancy

John and Mary Lee Campbell joined together with LRC to create the Little Traverse Conservancy – Thomas C. Bailey Scholarship. This award is for graduate students interested in environmental design.

Ferris Gifts Honor Legacy of MSU Passions

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Jake and Maxine Ferris created two Spartan Scholarship Challenge endowments to support students at MSU.

Stepping Up to the Spartan Scholarship Challenge

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MSU staff, friends and alumni join the call for increased financial support of MSU students.

Berrien County Alumni Club Steak and Suds

Screenshot from video: Steak and Suds

This video was taken at the 2010 Berrien County Alumni Club Steak and Suds event. This annual event raises money for the club’s scholarship program, and is eagerly anticipated each year.

New Scholarships Created with Spartan Scholarship Challenge

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An update on the Spartan Scholarship Challenge program, as of April 2010.

Scholarships Created to Honor Former Roommates

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James Billman (’69, Natural Science / Honors College) created scholarships in honor of his former dorm roommates.

Spartan Scholarship Challenge: Jeremy Blaney

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This video features student Jeremy Blaney talking about the importance of financial aid for students.

The Spartan Scholarship Challenge: Making Opportunity Accessible

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An anonymous gift is making the Spartan Scholarship Challenge match program possible for newly created endowments.

Spartan Scholarship Challenge: Jazmen Moore

Screenshot from video: Jazmen Moore

This video features Jazmen Moore speaking about how scholarships have helped her to pursue a degree at Michigan State University.

Spartan Scholarship Challenge: Rashelle Thompson

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A Spartan can change the world by age 40. Especially if you change theirs at age 18.

MSU Receives Anonymous $10 Million Gift

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This anonymous gift will serve as the basis for the Spartan Scholarship Challenge.