What To Support
An Engine of Opportunity
Named University Distinguished or Alumni Distinguished Scholar
Your gift of $1,000,000 creates a named University Distinguished or Alumni Distinguished Scholarship endowment. University Distinguished and Alumni Distinguished Scholarships effectively allow students to attend Michigan State University at no cost. These awards pay for full tuition, fees, room & board for one student at the out-of-state rate, leaving students to pay just for books and extraneous living expenses. If an in-state student receives the award the remaining balance of the investment income may be reinvested.
Named Distinguished Scholar
Your gift of $750,000 creates a named Distinguished Scholar Endowment. Distinguished Scholar awards help to alleviate the costs for students to attend Michigan State University by paying for the full tuition for one student at the out-of-state rate, leaving students to pay just for fees, room & board, school supplies and extraneous living expenses. If an in-state student receives the award the remaining balance of the investment income may be reinvested.
Named Honors Award
Your gift of $500,000 creates a named Honors Award endowment that pays for full tuition for one student at the in-state rate.
Your gift of $250,000 creates a named Honors Award endowment that pays for half of one student’s tuition at the in-state rate.
Your gift of $100,000 creates a named Honors Award endowment used for recruitment, and provides partial tuition scholarships for one or more students (depending on the size of the gift or endowment). Each scholarship award will be a minimum of $5,000.
Named International Experience Award
Your gift of $100,000 creates a named International Experience Award endowment. International Experience Awards provide a financial aid package to cover expenses related to international study programs and study abroad. These programs could include traditional study abroad programs, international research projects, or international internships.
Named Professorial Assistantship
Your gift of $60,000 creates a named Professorial Assistantship endowment. Professorial Assistants are first- and second-year students who are provided the opportunity to work directly with a faculty member on their research.
Named Service and Leadership Award
Your gift of $50,000 creates a named Service and Leadership Award endowment that supports two students. Awards support expenses related to service and leadership experiences for Honors College students. Students at Michigan State University have a myriad of opportunities to gain leadership experience. These awards help to defray students’ costs associated with these programs.
Supporting Strategic Initiatives
Gifts of any size can be contributed to the Honors College Dean’s Strategic Initiatives Fund. Monies will be spent on areas of strategic significance to the Honors College, which may include: cap-off scholarships; emergency need and hardship scholarships; student conference travel awards; research support grants; and University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum grants.
Tonya Frisbey, Director of Development
468 E. Circle Drive, Room 105
East Lansing, MI 48824