The Michigan State University Club
of Benzie County Ė The Benzie Spartans Ė is a non-profit 501(c) 3 educational, charitable
and social organization. As members, we promote MSUís activities both on campus and
worldwide, sponsor social events and, most importantly, provide scholarships to local
high school students entering MSU. Since the year 2000 Benzie Spartans have awarded
up to three scholarships each year, giving local students a boost in achieving their
An ongoing initiative of the Benzie Spartans is to develop an endowment to support
these scholarships. We do this through several fund-raising events held throughout
the year, and by receiving cash donations, in-kind donations and personal endowments
in trust funds. Gifts in the fund are invested at MSU and the interest on the endowment
pays for scholarships. Until the endowment is fully funded we will continue to raise
additional money to support existing scholarships.
Benzie Spartans also meet several times a year to socialize, whether a reception
to meet a representative from MSUís worldwide campus, an annual dinner to introduce
scholarship recipients, an annual beach bash, or a game watch party for football
and basketball games; events that bring the spirit of MSU to Benzie County. Donations
to cover the costs of these events and other administrative expenses are welcomed.
Spartans, friends of Spartans and others are invited to join us for fun, education,
good-natured rivalries, and especially to support our local students in achieving
their educational goals. We look forward to having you as a member and to seeing
you at coming events.
You become a member of the MSU Alumni Club of Benzie County by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and providing us with your name, address,
and email address so that we may communicate club activities to you. You are also
encouraged to become Spartan
Loyal by contributing to
our Scholarship endowment Fund.