Endowments to the Department provide perpetual funds for student scholarships, graduate fellowships, and programs. By establishing an endowed fund, you can make an impact that can last for generations.
By virtue of being endowed, these funds provide a consistent level of support, in inflation-adjusted dollars, in perpetuity. The University invests the principal of the endowed funds and uses only the investment income for your specified purposes.
NOTE: Selecting a link to an endowment opens a window allowing you to donate directly to that endowment online. If a link is not shown, please visit the Online Giving page and enter the Gift Code for the specific endowment into the 'search for funds' area or search by fund name.
Donate to an Existing Animal Science Endowment:
Established by the Studer family in recognition of Archie Studer, who owned and operated Kenowa Acres Dairy Farm, the scholarship supports students interested in a career in dairy breeding.
To support beef teaching program and facilities (beef cattle, embryos and semen).
Scholarship or post-graduate work in studies of animal breeding, especially hybrid crosses, and animal diseases, particularly those that are hereditary.
In support of the Endowed Chair in Dairy Management.
To support MSU’s livestock and meat judging teams so that students continue to have this important educational experience.
The Draft Horse Endowment Fund was established by Dr. Russ Erickson in 2000 to preserve the future of the program. The interest generated by the endowment provides 95% of the funding for the class and equipment. This money is used to repair harness parts, purchase new harness and general supplies, and repair vehicles. The endowment ensures the longevity of the program and increases the quality of the students' experience in the class. Your gift to the MSU Draft Horse Endowment Fund will help ensure the continuity and growth of the draft horse program at MSU. Your investment in these gentle giants will help maintain a link to our agricultural heritage as we educate the next generation of industry leaders.
To fund research and educational programs that lead to scientific advancement in the dairy industry. To carry out the mission of the AAI.
General support for the MSU Equestrian Team.
Scholarship to honor and encourage MSU students with declared majors which can be linked to the Fur Animal Industry. Students involved in the following colleges are eligible for this award: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Natural Resources.
Endowed by Dr. G.C. Graf, who grew up on a dairy farm in Stockbridge and graduated from MSU in 1934 and later became a professor of dairy science at Virginia Tech, the fund initiated the Dairy Associates Program and supports undergraduate research in laboratory, dairy farm and agribusiness settings.
Endowed by Dr. G.C. Graf, who grew up on a dairy farm in Stockbridge and graduated from MSU in 1934 and later became a professor of dairy science at Virginia Tech, the fund supports undergraduate and/or graduate student research in lactation physiology.
Fund sheep research projects in the Department of Animal Science.
To Encourage academic excellence by giving graduate students in the Department of Animal Science unique educational opportunities. Funds can be used for assistantships, enrichment, and intensification of training and special meetings and workshops.
Established by the Gremel family, the endowment recognizes the contributions of Harold and Lillian Gremel during their years as dairy farmers in Huron County and their lifetimes of supporting the dairy industry. The scholarship supports students in veterinary medicine who plan to work in the dairy industry.
To provide support to Dairy Nutrition graduate students attendance at conferences or meetings (not ADSA or ASAS meetings), visits/interactions with off-campus scientists.
Fellowship for Ph.D. candidates in Animal Science.
Endowment created to recognize John Dilland’s 35 years of service to Michigan Milk Producers Association and his strong business management background. The fund creates scholarships for students majoring in Agribusiness Management who are interested in careers in the dairy industry
Scholarships awarded to undergraduate students majoring in Animal Science seeking a study abroad experience.
To provide support of equine science, management and education activities associated with MSU faculty and students participating in equine science and management. Supports equine research, projects, courses or other educational and outreach, or scientific activity conducted at or in association with the MSU Horse Teaching and Research Center.
To support scholarships related to equine industry first, other expenditures.
established in 1957, the Foundation and its endowments were created to honor individuals who have served the Michigan dairy industry while providing for scholarships to support students interested in careers in the dairy industry. Provides scholarships and specific financial aid to students in the fields of dairy husbandry, and/or processing or manufacturing of dairy products.
Used to assist worthy students at Michigan State University who plan careers in the livestock industry. The fund also provides means of honoring outstanding individuals, living or deceased, who have performed distinguished services for the livestock industry of Michigan.
Created by the United Dairy Industry of Michigan in recognition of Nick Bellows’ commitment and dedication over 25 years as CEO, the endowment creates a scholarship for students with a career interest in dairy promotions.
Established by the Halbert Family, the endowment recognizes the contributions of Frederick Pierce Halbert (MSU, ’43) to the dairy industry. The endowment funds activities of students in the Dairy Associates Program with emphasis on farm tours and on-farm research projects.
Awarded to graduate students who are specializing in poultry/fur bearing animals. Exhibited outstanding leadership ability and maintain an acceptable grade point average.
To provide continued support for the Arabian breeding program at MSU. It is the third longest continuous Arabian Breeding program in the US.
To honor and encourage full-time, undergraduate students majoring in livestock production or plantation forestry.
Scholarship to be given to honor and encourage students to pursue a career in Avian Species. To support specific research project(s) in the Avian Species studies.
Rodeo Club Member.
Created by Dr. Roger Mellenberger, professor emeritus in Animal Science, in memory of his wife Marge, this fund provides funding for students in the Dairy Associates Program to participate in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge.
To provide support and supplement Department funds for activities of the Intercollegiate Judging Teams within the Department of Animal Science. Intended to support fall semester competition of livestock, meat, dairy, and horse activities, and animal welfare judging. Also support for Academic Quadrathalon Teams.
To support Lecture Series, travel, honorarium, printing of brochures.
Endowment created by the Michigan Milk Producers Association to recognize Velmar Green’s service to the dairy industry as a member of the Board of Directors for 40 years, the scholarship supports students in the second year of the Ag Tech Dairy Management Program who plan to work on a dairy farm after graduation.