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Support the Mowbray Scholars Program

Myrtle Craig Mowbray

The Mowbray Scholars Program, housed in the Honors College at MSU, helps prepare some of the nation’s finest undergraduates for successful lives and careers. The program honors the memory and legacy of Michigan State University’s first African-American female graduate, Myrtle Craig Mowbray. Myrtle graduated from the then-Michigan Agricultural College in 1907 and went on to lead a successful career for the next 40 years, serving youth in education and public service throughout Kansas and Missouri. 

As one of four African American students on campus and the single African American female, Myrtle Craig Mowbray blazed a trail for generations of students of color to come. The Mowbray Scholars Program, named after Myrtle, and open to all students,  includes in its mission the support of students of color in the Honors College who have demonstrated potential for leadership in promoting cross-cultural understanding and who will contribute to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of the Honors College. 

Will you give now to help support Myrtle’s legacy and continue to support generations of Spartans to come? 

Now more than ever, it is crucial to continue to foster an inclusive environment and expand opportunities for all students to engage and grow in diversity, equity, and inclusion work.  

Your gifts help support our best and brightest students achieve their goals, gain transformative experiences, and set them on a path to become the leaders and change makers of the future.  

"Traveling the world was always just a dream, but with the Mowbray Scholars Program, I have been provided with the support, the resources, and the opportunities to expand my geographic exposure, cultural understanding, and social awareness." 
Dorian Smalley
Class of 2023 

The Mowbray Scholars Program offers: 

  • Unique academic enrichment opportunities 
  • Financial support to follow their dreams 
  • lasting network   

Mowbray Scholars have used their scholarships to support a diverse set of study abroad and research programs, including: 

  • Teacher education in South Africa 
  • Intensive Japanese language study in Japan 
  • Alternative spring break rainforest research program in Nicaragua 
  • AIDS education work and research in Zimbabwe 

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 21OOPCF1GTMOWBR” in the note section.


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