Make a Gift

Make a gift and make a difference with JCMU! Your gift helps JCMU uphold our core values of affordability, accessibility, and high-quality academics in an international, multi-cultural context. Building on over 30 years of success, your gift helps ensure the continuation of JCMU programs.

About the Melville Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Established during JCMU’s 20th anniversary celebration, the JCMU Melville Memorial Scholarship Endowment honors the memory and contributions of Professor Harold Melville (1945-2008). Professor Melville served as on the faculty of JCMU’s partner institution in Japan, Shiga University, as well as visiting lecturer at JCMU-Hikone during the 1990s and early 2000s. He is survived by his wife, JCMU Japanese Language Instructor Mrs. Keiko Melville, children, and grandchildren. This endowment provides critical scholarship support for eligible students from Michigan’s 15 public universities to participate in study abroad programs at JCMU-Hikone, especially for short courses and summer institutes, for which traditional financial aid opportunities are limited.  

Donate now to the JCMU Melville Memorial Endowment Scholarship Fund 

About the JCMU Living Learning Center Fund

The funds raised through gifts to the JCMU Living Learning Center fund will support JCMU's day-to-day operational needs, allowing JCMU to make plans for future educational programming, maintaining our facilities, creating innovative learning opportunities, evaluating our curricula, and expanding our relationships in Japan. Each and every dollar contributed to this endeavor will be invested in basic JCMU operations to ensure JCMU remains strong and sure to inspire future generations of students.

Donate now to the JCMU Living Learning Center Fund 

Support International Education and Collaboration with Japan

Over the decades, JCMU has worked to remain affordable for students of every background, regardless of training or experience, while providing access to a diverse selection of academic and intercultural activities. JCMU has navigated challenging times - incredible life-changing earthquakes, international public health crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic - and come out stronger than ever. Community support has helped JCMU stay vibrant and open to students despite these challenges. As we look to the future, we are poised to do so much more.

Questions or concerns about making a gift to JCMU? Please contact:

Michael Lindhout
427 North Shaw Lane,
International Center, Room 125
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824 USA

Contributions by Mail:

Please make checks payable to Michigan State University, and specify "JCMU" and which fund you would like to give to in the memo line.

MSU University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824 USA