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.”

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.

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.

Students Impact Developing Countries Through Donor-Provided Grant

Elizabeth Brajevich

The Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grant for Dire Needs Overseas is allowing Honors College students to have a real and immediate impact on the lives of individuals in developing countries.

MSU Student’s Blog Post On Study Abroad Featured in Huffington Post

A globe in the business library

Freshman Breana Brill's post on how study abroad "ruined her life" (in a good way!) was picked up by the Huffington Post. Read about how MSU's Freshman Seminar Abroad program changed her life.

Inspiration Comes In Many Forms, Even Floating Garbage

Globe in the business library

Many students participate in study abroad programs while at MSU, including some outside their own major. Read about one political science student's research on pollution & see what inspired his work.

Featured Fellow: Neil Carter

Neil Carter

Neil Carter received his PhD from MSU in 2013 with a University Distinguished Fellowship. His research at MSU led him to study tigers in Nepal.

Featured Fellow: Julie Sinclair

Julie Sinclair

Julie Sinclair is working on her PhD in Higher Adult Learning and Education. As a non-traditional student, Julie left a career to return to school for her doctorate with the help of a UDF Fellowship.

MSU Office of Financial Aid Scholarship Contest

My scholarship allowed me to...

The MSU Office of Financial Aid is conducting a photo contest, and the prize is a $500 scholarship!

Featured Fellow: Heather Yocum, University Distinguished Fellow

White helmet on green background

Heather Yocum is a University Distinguished Fellow at Michigan State University. Her field research is based in Malawi.