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Help Provide Scholarships and Supplies for MSU FAME Students

FAME, Fostering Academics Mentoring Excellence, is a community program in the School of Social Work at MSU that serves students who have experienced foster care, kinship care, legal guardianship, and homelessness. Since our founding in 2007, FAME has provided resources and programming to assist students in achieving their academic and personal goals and to prevent barriers to retention and graduation. We serve around 75 students each year and work directly with students to provide a wide range of services.

Let’s keep the momentum going! Thanks to the generosity of the Spartan family, we have reached our $10,000 goal, but additional donations will help FAME support more students this summer and throughout the school year. 

The end of the semester can be a particularly stressful time for our students. In addition to the pressure of Finals Week, many FAME students have to immediately begin planning for summer coursework. Taking summer classes is an essential part of the academic timeline for many FAME students. For some, they need the additional credits to stay on track for graduation within the five-year financial aid eligibility window, or they need to remain housed on campus because that is the safest and best option for them to be successful. Due to the way financial aid is distributed, these students face a significant financial burden during the summer months.

How You Make a Difference

FAME students need the support of their Spartan family more than ever. FAME currently has more applicants than available funding for the Summer 2022 scholarship fund. Additional funds are needed to help more FAME students cover the cost of tuition and housing needs for summer session. 

Gifts to this campaign will also support the purchase of necessary living supplies (such as personal care items, laundry detergent, and other basic essential needs) for our Care Closet. The Care Closet is available to students free of charge, but donations are needed to ensure it remains stocked with the items students need most.

Who We Are

The FAME Program is a community program of the MSU School of Social Work and is staffed and supported by social work faculty and students. We provide students with impactful programing like life skills coaching, mentoring, trainings and workshops, social events, peer support AND community building, leadership skill development, and more. The unique community programs model emphasizes service delivery, teaching and research. Read more about our team here.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 22OOPCF1FAME” in the note section.

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