We're Feeling Thankful for Our Supporters

Student scholarship recipients stand with Sparty in front of The Rock. The Rock is painted to read "Thank You For Giving."

Thank you to all who support students at Michigan State University!

Trained to Jump Out of Airplanes... and to Carry the Burden of Care

Skip Shipley in an operating room

Spartan Nurse Skip Shipley (Captain, U.S. Army Reserve) graduated from the ROTC in 1993, and later returned to MSU for his MSN. Scholarship and fellowship support helped him along the way.

Iceland to California, a Summer Story

Jaaz and his friends in Iceland

This post comes from Jaaz Catterall, a student staff member in our office. Jaaz is studying at MSU on a generous full-ride scholarship. This financial freedom allowed for some very interesting summer adventures, which we've asked him to share. Enjoy!

Campaign Progress

Students gathered under trees on campus. Photo courtesy of MSU Communications and Brand Strategy

As you may have heard, MSU raised a record $271.9 million during our last fiscal year, breaking previous records set in 2014 and 2015. This is all due in part to your support of the the Empower Extraordinary capital campaign efforts.

Paula Fogarty: From The Riv to the White House

Paula Fogarty stands in front of Spartan Stadium in her cap and gown. Her cap reads "From the Riv to the White House"

Paula Fogarty of Grosse Ile, Michigan, knows the meaning of a Spartan’s will. As she puts it, “Spartans never say never and will fight until the very end for what they want.”

A Scholarship Helped Hailee Ridge Discover Her Life's Work

Hailee Ridge works on a laptop at the offices of Equality Michigan

MSU junior Hailee Ridge has discovered a passion for community through the support of an MSUFCU scholarship.

Retirees At Work

Representatives of the MSU Retirees Association stand in front of The Spartan statue in the lobby of the Spartan Stadium tower.

The MSU Retirees Association recently created the MSURA Student Scholarship through our unit. Their efforts were featured this week on MSUToday.

Remembering William “Bill” Beachler

Bill Beachler and a student at a table at the scholarship luncheon

William "Bill" Beachler, creator of the Pride Scholarship at MSU, passed away on January 11.

IRA Charitable Rollover Deadline: December 31, 2015

A close-up photo of the clock on Beaumont Tower, viewed through ice-covered tree branches, with the Empower Extraordinary Capital Campaign logo.

If you want to take advantage of the 2015 IRA Charitable Rollover option, you need to act fast!

Coming Soon! 2014-2015 Impact Reports

Year-end donor updates from the University Scholarships & Fellowships Advancement Office should be available in December.

Alex's Great State Race Tradition Inspires Statewide Support

Alex Powell and Mark Dantonio

A Rivalry Week event created to honor the memory of an MSU student raises support for students at Michigan State and the University of Michigan.

A thank you to the family of the late Dr. Stan Idzerda

Dr. Stanley Idzerda (seated at table, far right) with campus colleagues.

Ann (Pirochta) Staranowicz wrote a letter to the daughter of Dr. Stanley Idzerda, original director of the Honors College. Her letter gives us a glimpse into what university life was like in the 1960s, and how the kindness of one person can change a life.