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Become a Champion for the Broad College

The Broad College Broad Champions Program selects a group of outstanding students who represent the seven business majors at the Eli Broad College of Business at events and speaking engagements across the U.S. The program, launching in the Fall of 2023, offers an opportunity for students to engage with alumni, donors, and stakeholders providing insights into student experiences and assisting in building lasting and meaningful relationships with Broad.

Opportunities

The Broad College Broad Champions Program selects a group of outstanding students who represent the seven business majors at the Eli Broad College of Business at events and speaking engagements across the U.S. The program, launching in the Fall of 2023, offers an opportunity for students to engage with alumni, donors, and stakeholders providing insights into student experiences and assisting in building lasting and meaningful relationships with Broad.

The Broad College will coordinate and cover in and out-of-state travel costs for Broad Champions. On-campus travel will be covered by the Broad Champion. In addition, Broad Champions receive a $500 scholarship each semester ($1,000/school year) in recognition of their involvement with this program.

If you have any questions regarding the Broad Champion program, please contact Hanna Leestma, Assistant Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations.

Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion at sunset, as seen from the Red Cedar River

Criteria

Broad Champions must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits/semester) in a major in the Eli Broad College of Business

Broad Champions must have completed at least one semester as a Broad admitted student before applying.

Expectations

Broad Champions are named for a 9-month term from August through the following April. The Champion team will work varying hours depending on the time of year. Based on MSU event schedules, the fall semester will generally be the busiest. Broad Champions will participate in the following:

  • 2-4 Broad College events or speaking engagements. (Examples: Travel to Florida to attend MSU’s Winter University where Broad Champions would share their college experience with potential donors.)
  • Attend a half-day Broad Champion Orientation near the beginning of the semester; and
  • Write a student point-of-view article during the school year for Broad College’s Alumni Newsletter.

As representatives of Broad College and Michigan State University, Broad Champions are expected to abide by the terms outlined in this description as well as general university rules and regulations governing student conduct and discipline outlined in the Spartan Life Student Handbook.

The Broad Champion scholarship may affect a student’s financial aid. Before accepting their appointment as a Broad Champion, students should contact the MSU Office of Financial Aid at 517-353-5940 or finaid@msu.edu to determine this, as Broad College is not responsible for determining how this scholarship will affect each student’s financial aid.

Selection Process

Interested candidates should complete the online application by the May 15th deadline. All completed applications will be forwarded to a Selection Committee comprised of Broad College faculty, staff, and alumni. The Selection Committee will review applications and select candidates for interviews based on their academic standing, Faculty Recommendation, and Student Club and Organization involvement. Interviews with selected candidates will be conducted via telephone the end of May and, based on scheduling availability, candidates may be asked to participate in more than one interview. Candidates will be informed of their interview selection via email, so candidates must be responsive to email in this process.

Broad Champions will be selected based on their qualifications and ensure a diversity of majors. Applicants selected as 2024–25 Broad Champions will be notified by email the beginning of June. Applicants who are not selected will be notified by email by mid-June.

Apply to Become a Broad College Broad Champion

The 2024-2025 Broad College Broad Champion program application is now open

Thank you for applying and good luck!

Contact Information

  • Assistant Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations
  • Hanna Leestma
  • North Business Building
  • 632 Bogue St Rm N502
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
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