Helping Michigan State University Students Experience the World
At MSUFCU, we believe we have a responsibility to help improve the lives of the people in our community—it’s part of our goal of helping members achieve their dreams.
Studying abroad is a dream for many Michigan State University students, and the Credit Union’s endowment of the MSUFCU Study Abroad Scholarship Fund helps make studying abroad a reality for MSU students.
We have received incredible responses from MSU students who have shared their stories with the Credit Union on how the MSUFCU Study Abroad Scholarship allowed them to travel the world and experience different cultures. One student shared with us that because of the Study Abroad Scholarship, he was able to achieve his dream of studying abroad and that his travels abroad will undoubtedly help him to stand out in the job market as he moves forward in his career.
MSU has led the nation in study abroad participation among public universities for the last six years. Nearly 3,000 MSU students study abroad each year in 275 programs in more than 60 countries around the world.
Providing some of the largest awards available from the Office of Study Abroad, MSUFCU funds multiple scholarships in amounts from $500 to $2,000 for MSU students studying abroad.
Patrick McPharlin, MSUFCU’s President and CEO, commented, “The stories MSU students have to tell after they study abroad are always inspiring. Most say something like, ‘Studying abroad has changed my perspective of the world, myself, and how I can contribute to a better world.’ It is an honor for MSUFCU to be able to assist these students in reaching their goals and dreams.”
Learn more about the MSU Office of Study Abroad Scholarships at http://studyabroad.isp.msu.edu/scholarships/msuosascholarships.html.