Ways to Donate to the English Language Center

Where to Give? 

Many friends of the ELC choose to support the ELC’s discretionary fund each year. They help support International students, exceptional service offerings, and projects related to English language instruction, testing, and professional development that otherwise could not be offered. Other supporters choose one of the ELC’s endowment funds or scholarship programs available to all students in the College of Arts & Letters.

How to Give?


MSU’s online gift processing system is easy, secure and efficient. The online gift processing system authorizes transactions in real time and does not record or store credit card information. 

Give Today 

By Phone

If you are interested in learning more about our mission or making a gift to the English Language Center in the College of Arts & Letters, please contact:

Christine Radtke
Senior Director of Development
(517) 432-6693

By Mail

Please make your check payable to “Michigan State University” and include the name of the fund you wish to support on the memo line of your check. Mail to:

College of Arts & Letters
Office of Development
479 W. Circle Drive, Rm. 317
East Lansing, MI 48824-1044

Shigeo and Isako Imamura Graduate Fellowship in English Language Teaching

The ELC proudly oversees the Shigeo and Isako Imamura Graduate Fellowship in English Language Teaching. This endowment provides  1-2 graduate students with a fellowship each year. Selection process occurs every spring semester and awards are granted each fall semester.

The following graduate students have received this important fellowship:

2022 Cara MAXI and Zack LUBBERS
2021  Kyle HESS and Megan WALSH

2020  Alyssa BULOW
2019  Amr Abdelaal Rabie AHMED
2018 Laura Marie BOWMAN
2017 Erin Elizabeth DEGERMAN
2016 Laura Elizabeth EICKHOFF
2015 Laurel A. WALLER
2014 Kinsey Jo WETHERS
2013 Laura Diane BALLARD
2012 Kelly Nicole LEONARD
2011 Rebecca Ann FLOYD

Read more about this impressive endowment here: Imamura graduate fellowship designed to promote peace

Dr. Wu-Yi So Memorial Scholarship Fund

Coming Soon!

Academic and Cultural Mentoring

This fund was created in 2011 as a part of the All University Campaign and the 1855 Club efforts. Two donors started the  fund, which has the following purpose:

  • provide funds so that US students can become mentors (paid) to international language learners at the ELC

The ELC is actively searching for donations to this fund in order for it to reach endowment status. At that point, the funds will be used to support international languages learners each year through mentors from US student-peers. 

College of Arts & Letters Student Emergency Fund

The College of Arts & Letters Emergency Fund provides short-term financial assistance to students who are in danger from withdrawing during a semester due to unanticipated, temporary financial hardships resulting from an emergency or crisis situations (e.g., accident, illness, death of a family member).

Donations will be used to assist students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency which would otherwise prevent them from continuing their education. Funds may be used for books and other essential academic expenses, safety needs, travel costs related to a family emergency, etc. Your gift is directly helping students receive the assistance they need in order to continue their education. If you are looking for a way to help from afar and have the means to do so, we encourage you to consider a donation to this fund.

College of Arts & Letters Emergency Fund