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.

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.

Remembering William “Bill” Beachler

Bill Beachler and a student at a table at the scholarship luncheon

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

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

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.

Changing Lives as a Community, One Gift at a Time

Students stand under a canopy of trees on campus

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.

From Farm Fields to the White House

Students in front of the White House

MSU student Denise Cruz was featured on NBC Nightly News this week for her accomplishments, going from migrant farm work to a Washington D.C. internship.

June Youatt on Giving Back to MSU

June Youatt

“The definition of being a Spartan is giving.” – Acting Provost June Youatt

Spartans Honor Daughters with Named Endowments

Graduating students. Courtesy: MSU Communications and Brand Strategy

Roger (’78, Business, Accounting) and Kim Pitzer honored their two daughters (recent MSU alumnae) by establishing endowed scholarships in each daughter’s name. The scholarships benefit student athletes and students with financial need.

Looking Back On a Unique, Unplanned, Distinguished Career

Gary Seevers, an avid fisherman

Dr. Gary Seevers is the “complete Spartan,” according to Dr. Fred Poston, MSU Vice President for Finance and Operations.

Krohn Clark's Spartan Scholarship: Help That Lasts

A student studies in the library stacks

Juno-Ann Krohn Clarke (’56, Human Ecology) established a Spartan Scholarship Challenge endowment in support of students at MSU.

Spartan Scholarship Challenge: Jazmen Moore

Screenshot from video: Jazmen Moore

This video features Jazmen Moore speaking about how scholarships have helped her to pursue a degree at Michigan State University.