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!

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.

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.

MSU Soccer Team Captain Named Rhodes Scholar

Sarah Kovan

Michigan State University senior Sarah Kovan, from Okemos, has been named a 2016 Rhodes Scholar.

Two Students Named Finalists for Rhodes Scholarship

Sarah Kovan and Irene Li

Sarah Kovan and Irene Li have been named finalists in the Rhodes Scholarship competition.

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.

MSU's First Donor-Funded University Distinguished Fellowship

Blake and Mary Krueger

The Blake and Mary Krueger University Distinguished Fellowship, a lead gift in the Empower Extraordinary capital campaign, helps support the next generation of researchers and problem solvers at MSU.

A Busy Time for the National & International Fellowships and Scholarship Office

A globe in the business library

The NIFS has been busy this winter. They assist students with nationally competitive scholarship applications. Several MSU students have been nominated and/or named as finalists so far this semester.

Undergraduate Research at MSU

A student working in a lab with a microscope

Many opportunities are available for students to participate in undergraduate research. See a video of current student researchers, and learn about efforts to increase this number.