The Michigan State University Club
of Benzie County ó The Benzie Spartans ó 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 five 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 beach bash, or a
game watch party for football and basketball games - events that bring the spirit
of MSU to Benzie County. If you would like to suggest or coordinate an event, please
contact us. 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 can be added to Benzie Spartan e-mail list to receive our newsletter and updates
contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and providing us with your name, address, and email
address. You are also encouraged to become Spartan Loyal
by contributing to our Scholarship endowment Fund.