Read below for stories and news of interest to donors. Get a peek into life on campus, learn about events, see how student life has changed since you were a student, and more!
Not Just A Scholarship: Tanzania Partnership Program
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
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.
STARR Charitable Foundation: Not Just A Scholarship
In 1998, anonymous donors created a scholarship that has now given over $12 million to Spartans at MSU, changing lives in the process.
Remembering William “Bill” Beachler
William "Bill" Beachler, creator of the Pride Scholarship at MSU, passed away on January 11.
Max O'Connor: a Lot to Be Thankful For
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.
Alex's Great State Race Tradition Inspires Statewide Support
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.
Changing Lives as a Community, One Gift at a Time
The Atlantic magazine describes a Michigan community's efforts to send all its kids to college with the help of scholarship support. Every gift makes a difference in the life of a student.
What Being Spartan Loyal Means for MSU Students
The MSU Alumni Association is moving away from a dues-based membership system. Find out what this means for you, and how the transition can help us provide scholarships to more MSU students.
Building a Tradition of Supporting Non-Traditional Students
A recent report highlights non-traditional students' success in the state of Michigan when compared to students from other states. Few scholarships exist to specifically help this student population.
MSU Student’s Blog Post On Study Abroad Featured in Huffington Post
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.
Scholarship Luncheon 2014
Our annual scholarship luncheon was held on September 26 (Homecoming Weekend) this year. View photos and video from the event, which was held to celebrate student scholarship recipients & donors.
Throwback Thursday: Teddy Roosevelt at MSU
In 1907 President Theodore Roosevelt spoke at the semicenntenial celebration of the founding of agricultural colleges in the United States.