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.

Not Just A Scholarship: Tanzania Partnership Program

A 2015 Tanzania Partnership Project participant with students at the Naitolia primary school. Photo by Kristen Gmerek.

A donor-funded study abroad program expanded students' worldview and instilled in them the urge to give back to their Tanzanian host community.

Juliette Givhan: Pursuing Personal Growth

Juliette Givhan in the Creativity Exploratory room in Linton Hall. Givhan is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Letters.

Juliette Givhan was able to follow her dream of an out-of-state education after receiving the STARR Scholarship.

Matthew Wigglesworth: Doing It His Way

Matthew Wigglesworth in front of Beaumont Tower. Wigglesworth is a junior in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and the Honors College.

Matthew Wigglesworth was given the freedom to create his own path with the support of the STARR Scholarship.

Anna Backman: Taking New Roads

Anna Backman in the Munn Pinetum, near Munn Ice Arena. Backman is a sophomore in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities and the Honors College.

Anna Backman would have missed out on a lot of the college experience without the help of the STARR Scholarship.

Seth Rowles: Shaping His Community

Seth Rowles in the lobby of Phillips Hall, where he is a resident assistant. Rowles is a junior in the College Social Science and the Honors College.

Seth Rowles has been able to work with at-risk youth, disabled children, and juvenile offenders on his path to discovering his future career.

Jessica Harris: Always Reaching Higher

Jessica Harris in a lab in the Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research. Harris is a senior in the College of Nursing and the Honors College.

Jessica Harris went on a five-year quest to earn a spot as a STARR Scholar so that she could go to college.

STARR Charitable Foundation: Not Just A Scholarship

Current STARR Scholars and those invited to join the program for the 2016-2017 academic year during their annual spring dinner at Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

In 1998, anonymous donors created a scholarship that has now given over $12 million to Spartans at MSU, changing lives in the process.

Max O'Connor: a Lot to Be Thankful For

Max O'Connor

Max O'Connor, once a homeless high school student with big dreams, was able to come to Michigan State University with the help of scholarship support.

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.