Farshad Samimi $25
Stephen Brown $50
Krista McCallum Beatty $300
Mary Hennessey $100
Yang Ju $100
Mamadou Balde $25
Carlo Adinata $25
Fahmi Dwilaksono $10
Chelsea Edge $10
Jennifer Wargo $100
Support the International Student Relief and Resilience Fund
The global pandemic has been particularly challenging for MSU’s international students. The extraordinary generosity and support by Spartans from around the world provided immediate relief for students in financial distress as they worked to finish the spring semester strong. As MSU navigates the uncertainty of the year ahead, it is important for new and returning students to positively transition to student life, and feel safe and supported by the Spartan community wherever they are.
The International Student Relief and Resilience Fund—previously the International Student Emergency Fund— supports international students throughout the new academic year. Whether in East Lansing or remotely from their homes around the world, the fund ensures students continue to receive a world-class education without having to worry about the financial burdens brought on by the pandemic.
Our Collective Effort Inspires Resilience
Every international student who applies for financial assistance has a unique situation—from childcare expenses for the full-time student balancing parental responsibilities to the student who lost their on-campus job and needs help buying books. Since March 2020, over $100,000 has been awarded to relieve students from a variety of unforeseen financial situations that compromise their well-being and ability to perform in school. All funds are awarded at the discretion of the Office for International Students and Scholars without the expectation of repayment.
Office for International Students and Scholars
The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides support to Michigan State University’s international students, scholars, and families.
For any questions on how to make a gift, please contact Daniel Spadafore, Senior Director of International Advancement.
Make a Gift by Mail:
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824
*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 21OOPCF1ISPEMER” in the note section.
The CARES Act allows taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for those who take the standard deduction. As always, please consult your tax advisor/attorney for advice on your specific situation.