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!

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.”

2016 Summer Olympics

Rio 2016 Olympics logo - Read about Spartans and MSU history in the Olympics

There are several Spartans heading to Rio for the games this week. We have a long tradition of Olympic sports at Michigan State.

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.

Joe D. Pentecost Foundation: Helping Other People Excel

Beaumont Tower and the football stadium viewed from the air. Photo by MSU Communications and Brand Strategy.

The Joe D. Pentecost Foundation supports several scholarships for students in the greater Lansing area, including awards for students who transfer from Lansing Community College to continue their studies at Michigan State University.

Tower Guard Family Legacy Celebrated at May Morning Sing

Leonard and Mikaela Czupski in front of Beaumont Tower during the 2016 May Morning Sing

Tower Guard is MSU's oldest active campus-based, student-run organization. Members volunteer time to help fellow Spartans with print-related disabilities.

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.