Endowments to the Department provide perpetual funds for student scholarships, graduate fellowships, and programs. By establishing an endowed fund, you can make an impact that can last for generations.

By virtue of being endowed, these funds provide a consistent level of support, in inflation-adjusted dollars, in perpetuity. The University invests the principal of the endowed funds and uses only the investment income for your specified purposes.

NOTE: Selecting a link to an endowment opens a separate window allowing you to donate directly to that endowment online. If a link is not shown, please visit: https://www.givingto.msu.edu/gift/ and enter the Gift Code for the specific endowment into the ‘search for funds’ area.

Donate to an Existing Animal Science Endowment:

Michigan Livestock Industry Scholarship
Gift code: A10501

Used to assist worthy students at Michigan State University who plan careers in the livestock industry. The fund also provides means of honoring outstanding individuals, living or deceased, who have performed distinguished services for the livestock industry of Michigan.

Donate to Michigan Livestock Industry Scholarship

Poultry Enrichment—Schaible Memorial
Gift code: A10500

Awarded to graduate students who are specializing in poultry/fur bearing animals. Exhibited outstanding leadership ability and maintain an acceptable grade point average.

Donate to Schaible Memorial

Michigan Dairy Memorial
Gift code: A10901

Provides scholarships and specific financial aid to students in the fields of dairy husbandry, and/or processing or manufacturing of dairy products.

Donate to Michigan Dairy Memorial

Charles E. Wilson
Gift code: A10513

Scholarship or post-graduate work in studies of animal breeding, especially hybrid crosses, and animal diseases, particularly those that are hereditary.

Donate to Charles E. Wilson Memorial

J.W. Thomas Enrichment Fellowship Fund
Gift code: A10505

To provide support to Dairy Nutrition graduate students attendance at conferences or meetings (not ADSA or ASAS meetings), visits/interactions with off-campus scientists.

Donate to J.W. Thomas Enrichment

Richard and Dana Balander Endowed Fund in Avian Species
Gift code: A1050

Scholarship to be given to honor and encourage students to pursue a career in Avian Species. To support specific research project(s) in the Avian Species studies.

Donate to Balander Avian Species Endowment Fund

Ron Nelson Judging Team
Gift code: A10512

To provide support and supplement Department funds for activities of the Intercollegiate Judging Teams within the Department of Animal Science. Intended to support fall semester competition of livestock, meat, dairy, and horse activities. Also support for Academic Quadrathalon Teams.

Donate to Ron Nelson Judging Team Fund

Harold and Carol Hafs Graduate Enrichment
Gift code: A1055

To Encourage academic excellence by giving graduate students in the Department of Animal Science unique educational opportunities. Funds can be used for assistantships, enrichment, and intensification of training and special meetings and workshops.

Donate to Hafs Graduate Enrichment Fund

G.R. Hartsough Endowed Scholarship in Fur Animal Studies
Gift code: A10515

Scholarship to honor and encourage MSU students with declared majors which can be linked to the Fur Animal Industry. Students involved in the following colleges are eligible for this award: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Natural Resources.

Donate to Hartsough Endowed Scholarship Fund

Equestrian Team Endowed Fund
Gift code: A1053

General support for the MSU Equestrian Team.

Donate to Equestrian Team Fund

Harold A. Henneman Sheep Research Endowment Fund
Gift code: A10524

Fund sheep research projects in the Department of Animal Science.

Donate to Henneman Sheep Research Fund

GC and Gwendolyn Graf Memorial Student Enhancement
Gift code: A10527

Promote undergraduate student involvement in dairy research opportunities.

Donate to Graf Memorial Student Enhancement Fund

Reginald A. Emmert Scholarship
Gift code: A10031

To honor and encourage full-time, undergraduate students majoring in livestock production or plantation forestry.

Donate to Reginald Emmert Scholarship

Jacob (Jake) A. Hoefer Endowed Fellowship
Gift code: A10528

Fellowship for Ph.D. candidates in Animal Science.

Donate to Jacob Hoefer Endowed Fellowship

Clinton E. Meadows Endowed Chair
Gift code: A10914

In support of the Endowed Chair in Dairy Management    

Donate to Meadows Endowed Chair Fund

Pierce Halbert Memorial Scholarship
Gift code: A10531

Dairy Farm Management travel

Donate to Pierce Halbert Memorial Scholarship

Rodeo Club Scholarship
Gift code: A10542

Rodeo Club Member

Donate to Rodeo Club Scholarship

Roger and Marjorie Mellenberger Dairy Associates Program Enhancement
Gift code: A10542

To support and encourage undergrad in Dairy Assoc. Program

Donate to Mellenberger Dairy Association Fund

Beef Cattle Education
Gift code: A105506

To support beef teaching program and facilities (beef cattle, embryos and semen)

Donate to Beef Cattle Education Fund

MI Horse Council
Gift code: A105092

To support scholarships related to equine industry first, other expenditures

Donate to MI Horse Council Fund

Tucker Lectureship
Gift code: A10558

To support Lecture Series, travel, honorarium, printing of brochures

Donate to Tucker Lectureship Fund

Elwood Kirkpatrick Dairy Science
Gift code: A105582

To fund research and educational programs that lead to scientific advancement in the dairy industry.  To carry out the mission of the AAI.

Donate to Elwood Kirkpatrick Dairy Science Fund

The Draft Horse Endowment
Gift code: A10536

The Draft Horse Endowment Fund was established by Dr. Russ Erickson in 2000 to preserve the future of the program. The interest generated by the endowment provides 95% of the funding for the class and equipment. This money is used to repair harness parts, purchase new harness and general supplies, and repair vehicles. The endowment ensures the longevity of the program and increases the quality of the students’ experience in the class. Your gift to the MSU Draft Horse Endowment Fund will help ensure the continuity and growth of the draft horse program at MSU. Your investment in these gentle giants will help maintain a link to our agricultural heritage as we educate the next generation of industry leaders.

Donate to the Draft Horse Endowment

Preservation of Arabian Horses Endowed Fund
Gift code:  A105504

To provide continued support for the Arabian breeding program at MSU. It is the third longest continuous Arabian Breeding program in the US.

Donate to the Preservation of Arabian Horses Endowed Fund


David R. and Kathleen J. Hawkins Livestock and Meat Judging Team Endowment

Gift code:  A1050101

To support MSU’s livestock and meat judging teams so that students continue to have this important educational experience.


Harold and Lillian Gremel Dairy Memorial Scholarship Fund

Gift code:  A10922

Scholarship awarded to students in the College of Veterinary Medicine (who plan to participate in the MSU Training Center for Dairy Professionals program) or Department of Animal Science,  who have demonstrated a commitment to the dairy industry or food animal industry generally.


Velmar Green Michigan Dairy Memorial Scholarship in Agricultural Technology

Gift code:  A10927

Scholarships awarded to students enrolled in the second year of the Dairy Management Program of the Institute of Agricultural Technology, and have the intention to work on a dairy farm after college.


Melvin and Anna Yokoyama Endowment for Study Abroad by Undergraduate Animal Science Majors

Gift code:  A1050102

Scholarships awarded to undergraduate students majoring in Animal Science seeking a study abroad experience.


Merillat Equine Science and Education Endowment

Gift code:  A105583

To provide support of equine science, management and education activities associated with MSU faculty and students participating in equine science and management. Supports equine research, projects, courses or other educational and outreach, or scientific activity conducted at or in association with the MSU Horse Teaching and Research Center.