Empower Extraordinary: Undergraduate Education Campaign Priorities
Learn about the campaign priorities for undergraduate education, including supporting students, enhancing the student experience, and supporting strategic initiatives.
Supporting Undergraduate Students
Named All-Inclusive Scholarship
Your gift of $1,000,000 creates a named all-inclusive scholarship endowment. All-inclusive scholarships effectively allow students to attend Michigan State University at no cost. These awards pay for full tuition, fees, room & board for one student at the out-of-state rate, leaving students to pay just for books and extraneous living expenses. If an in-state student receives the award the remaining balance of the investment income may be reinvested.
Named Full Tuition Scholarship
Your gift of $750,000 creates a named full tuition scholarship endowment. Full tuition scholarship awards help to alleviate the costs for students to attend Michigan State University by paying for the full tuition for one student at the out-of-state rate, leaving students to pay just for fees, room & board, school supplies and extraneous living expenses. If an in-state student receives the award the remaining balance of the investment income may be reinvested.
Named Partial Tuition Scholarship
Your gift of $250,000 creates a named partial tuition scholarship endowment that pays for half of one student’s tuition at the in-state rate.
Your gift of $100,000 creates a named partial tuition scholarship endowment used for recruitment, and provides partial tuition scholarships for one or more students (depending on the size of the gift or endowment). Each scholarship will be a minimum of $5,000.
Enhancing the Student Experience
Named Freshman Seminar Abroad Award
Your gift of at least $50,000 creates a named freshman seminar abroad award endowment. A freshman seminar abroad award allows a student to participate in the freshman seminar abroad program at no cost to the student. The freshman seminar abroad program is open to all first-year students and allows them to explore intriguing topics in small, intimate learning environments as part of a study abroad program during the summer before they come to campus for their first year of college.
University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum Award
Your gift of $200,000 creates a named University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum (UURAF) Award endowment. This endowment provides award funding in recognition of the outstanding efforts of student winners in the UURAF competition. This event provides Michigan State undergraduate students with an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activity.
Named Adaptive Innovations Support Award
Gifts of any size can support programs and opportunities that allow students to become adaptive innovators through educational programs that span boundaries and special projects (such as research, creative and entrepreneurial initiatives) will allow our students to prepare to work on society’s grand challenges. Gifts in support of adaptive innovations initiatives can help us prepare students for working in the modern world.
Supporting Strategic Initiatives
Gifts of any size can be contributed to the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education Strategic Initiatives Fund. Monies will be spent on areas of strategic significance to undergraduate education, which may include: sponsorship monies for high quality students to attend conferences and present their research, or provide emergency assistance for students in need that might not otherwise be covered by other funds.