Students Awarded Grand Hotel Endowed Scholarships

Recipients of the Grand Hotel Endowed Scholarship for Arts & Letters will be featured during the 25th Anniversary of Grand Hotel Arts Weekend, which takes place June 28-30 on Mackinac Island. 

Funded by the Musser family, the owners of Grand Hotel, the scholarship was created to support MSU College of Arts & Letters students who wish to pursue creative endeavors both inside and outside the classroom and who seek to enhance their lives through creativity.

The Musser family has had a close relationship with Michigan State University throughout the years. Amelia Musser, who is the mother of Dan Musser III and widow of Dan Musser II, served on the council that was responsible for establishing the great tradition of Arts Weekend, the College of Arts & Letters’ Dean Community Council, which served under former Dean John Eadie. Because of Amelia Musser’s love for the arts and writing, the influence of the arts is a major part of the Musser family and Grand Hotel. Dan Musser III and his father, the late Dan Musser II, also have had close ties with MSU’s School of Hospitality Business.  

The 2019 recipients of the Grand Hotel Endowed Scholarship for Arts & Letters include:

  • Mikayla Frick, senior, BFA Apparel and Textile Design
  • Daniel James “DJ” Shafer, senior, BFA Acting
  • Jacqueline Lee, sophomore, BFA Theatre
  • Isabel Rodriguez, sophomore, BFA Theatre
  • Jenna Wood, senior, BFA Apparel and Textile Design

Scholarship recipients will attend Grand Hotel Arts Weekend. The Theatre students will perform Broadway hits on Friday, June 28, and the Apparel and Textile Design students will take part in the Sustainable Design: Fashion and Culture presentation following a tour of the Mackinac Island Manoogian Art Collection exhibition in the Grand Art Gallery on Saturday, June 29.

A portion of all Arts Weekend reservations help support the Grand Hotel Endowed Scholarship for Arts & Letters fund.

For more information, visit the 2019 MSU Arts Weekend web page.