Through its history the Lansing Aea Agriculture & Natural Resources Club has supported a variety of scholarship efforts. In 2013 the Club took a major step by establishing and funding a $30,000 "Endowed Scholarship" at MSU directed toward assisting outstanding students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). Club members and friends have continued to donate to the endowment so that today it has grown to over $75,000. Our goal is to reach a minimum endowment of $100,000 to increase the size and number of scholarships given annually.
Donations can be made at any time of the year directly to MSU using the form found in the scholarship brochure available on the name tag table at any Club meeting throughout the year, or from the Secretary-Treasurer upon request. All donations are eligible for a charitable deduction onitemized income tax returns. Make checks payable to Michigan State University and place the account number A1004020 on the check. Forward check and donation form to:
Michigan State University
535 Chestnut Drive, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824
Donors may also use the MSU website when making a donation at http://givingto.msu.edu ... click on "give now" and type in the name of the fund "Lansing Ares Agriculture and Natural Resources Club" to donate.
Members are encouraged to also consider donations or memorials acknowledging birthdays, anniversaries, deaths or other special occasions. Names will be given recognition by MSU.
Bi-annually the club sponsors an auction composed of both silent and live items donated by club members. All proceeds from the auction go into the endowed scholarship fund. These events have proven to be an excellent source of funding for the scholarship fund. Our last auction netted over $4,000.