Learn about the campaign priorities for graduate education, including supporting students, enhancing the student experience, and supporting strategic initiatives.

Supporting Graduate Students 

Named University Distinguished Fellowship 

Your gift of $1,000,000 creates a named University Distinguished Fellowship endowment. Each University Distinguished Fellowship helps support a doctoral student who is among the best and brightest at MSU. This award will be used for recruitment of students and completion of their degrees. An investment in a University Distinguished Fellowship endowment is an investment in the next generation of leaders to tackle society’s most pressing problems. 

Named University Enrichment Fellowship 

Your gift of $1,000,000 creates a named University Enrichment Fellowship endowment. Each University Enrichment Fellowship helps support a doctoral student who is among the best and brightest at MSU and helps the university to create an excellent and diverse student body. This award will be used for recruitment of students and completion of their degrees. 

Named Dissertation Completion Fellowship 

Your gift of $120,000 - $125,000 creates a named Dissertation Completion Fellowship endowment. Each dissertation completion fellowship supports an excellent doctoral student as he/she completes their PhD program and launches their career. 

Enhancing the Student Experience 

Named International Experience Fellowship 

Your gift of $125,000 creates a named International Experience Fellowship endowment. These awards provide a financial aid package to cover expenses related to international study programs and research abroad. These programs broaden horizons, expand understanding and send an MSU graduate student out to be influenced and to influence others. 

Named Academic Experience Fellowship 

Your gift of $100,000 creates a named Academic Experience Fellowship endowment. These awards support graduate students and allow them to participate in academic and research experiences off campus and across the globe. 

Named Conference Travel Fellowship 

Your gift of $50,000 creates a named Conference Travel Fellowship endowment. Awards support expenses related to travel and conferences allowing high quality students to present their research in the United States and around the world.

Supporting Strategic Initiatives 

Gifts of any size can be contributed to this fund. Funds will be spent on areas of strategic significance to the Graduate School, that may include: career & professional development for students; research enhancement student support; interdisciplinary research support to solve society’s difficult issues; and programs for the improvement of teaching skills for future faculty.