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David D. Horner International Student Scholarship Fund

The Horner Fund provides emergency assistance to international students in critical financial distress. The scholarships are made without expectation of repayment, and are designed to help international students whose attendance at MSU may be in jeopardy. 

The situations that cause a student to apply for an emergency scholarship are broad-ranging and could include loss of housing, family health issues, economic unrest, or unanticipated academic costs. These emergency situations are unanticipated by the student and not of the student's creation.

International students and scholars are an integral part of MSU's global campus. Their participation in the classroom and in the Spartan community help foster a robust educational experience for all students. MSU is dedicated to providing an inclusive, supporting learning environment that gives Spartans everything they need to tackle the world's biggest challenges.

For more information about the scholarship, and instructions on how to apply, contact the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS).

About David D. Horner

David Horner retired from MSU in 2001 after a career of service to international students including 18 years as director of the Office for International Students and Scholars. Dr. Horner was recognized nationally as a leader in the field of international education and in 1995 served as President of the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA): Association of International Educators.

His contributions to the profession of international education, his leadership in the field of intercultural communication, and his international contacts began with his days as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand from 1963 to 1965. With the creation of this fund, his legacy of international friendship will live on.

The Office for International Students and Scholars created the David D. Horner Emergency Scholarship Fund Endowment to build a resource that, in perpetuity, can serve international students in financial distress while enrolled and on campus at Michigan State University. Professional colleagues, former students, family, friends, and many others have chosen to make gifts to the fund as a way to honor the life's work of Dr. Horner.