Grandparents University scholarships

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Oct. 20, 2014

Deadline to apply for scholarship support for 2015 Grandparents University is Nov. 21
Grandparents University is a three-day educational experience on the MSU campus designed for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8-12) to spend time together while sampling college life.

Grandparents University is one of Michigan State University’s most popular summer programs, bringing together families from across the country to experience campus life.

This year, a limited number of scholarships to Grandparents University will be available for families in financial need. Applications are available online at www.grandparents.msu.edu or from Mary C. Mertz-Smith at MSU. Contact her by phone at (517) 355-8339 or by e-mail at mertzsmi@msu.edu. The deadline for scholarship applications is Nov. 21, 2014.

Grandparents University is on the MSU campus from June 30-July 2, 2015, with online registration beginning in March 2015. In the past, the event has sold out within days of opening registration; last year more than 800 signed up on the first day.

The scholarships, made available through donations from former and current attendees, pay registration fees for one adult and one child (between 8 and 12 years of age) per family. Registration fees cover admission to four Grandparents University classes, two nights’ lodging in Holmes Hall, seven meals in the Holmes Hall cafeteria, evening programs, buses around campus, and a lifetime of memories. The scholarships do not cover travel or other costs incurred by participants beyond registration fees. They are awarded on the basis of need and are not transferable.

Grandparents University is a three-day educational experience on the MSU campus designed for grandparents (or other adults) and grandchildren (ages 8-12) to spend time together while sampling college life. Grandparents U participants live in a residence hall, attend classes across campus, and sample the many highlights of MSU. Grandparents and their grandchildren attend programs together, customizing their experience by selecting classes that fit their family interests. Over the course of the program, they share hands-on learning activities led by world-class MSU faculty and staff members, and create lasting memories in a fun, educational environment.

Grandparents University is organized and supported by the alumni relations officers of the MSU colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Letters, Communication Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Music/Community Music School, and Social Science; the Eli Broad College of Business; The Graduate School; Honors College; Lyman Briggs College; the School of Packaging Alumni Association; the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities; MSU Extension; and the MSU Alumni Association. Descriptions of the classes being offered as part of Grandparents University are available online at  www.grandparents.msu.edu.The next Grandparents University at MSU is June 30-July 2, 2015.