Apply for scholarships MSU to get financial support in pursuing your studies at Michigan State University. MSU is providing a range of scholarships to support incoming and continuing students in completing burden free education. MSU is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. MSU is providing various types of scholarships like academic merit scholarships for incoming freshmen students; need-based scholarships; In-State scholarships, out-of-state scholarships; scholarships for transfer students etc.. Through these MSU scholarships the university is helping students financially by covering every section and by considering the need of students.
Each scholarship has its own eligibility criteria and application procedure so please go through all the links and apply accordingly.
Types of Scholarships:
These scholarships are awarded to a limited number of incoming freshmen by considering their grade point average, class rank or standardized test scores. Award for these scholarships are considered automatically. No separate application is required. The followings are the academic merit scholarships available:
–Alumni Distinguished Scholarship is awarded to the top 15 candidates based on intellectual performance and participation in the MSU Alumni Distinguished Scholarship competition. This scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board and provides $1,000 annually. The 20 runners-up in the Alumni Distinguished Scholarship competition will be awarded Distinguished Freshman Scholarship.
–MSU National Merit Scholarship is awarded to national merit finalists who name MSU as their first-choice institution. The value of scholarship varies from $750 to $2,000 annually, depending on financial need. Those receiving $2,000 nonrenewable awards are guaranteed supplemental awards from $250 to $1,500 annually which is renewable for eight semesters.
–Merit Recognition Scholarship is available to a limited number of non-Michigan residents who are National Merit Finalists and includes award of $4,000 value annually plus room and board in an MSU residence hall.
–MSU Special Merit Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of Michigan residents who are National Merit Finalists and include award of $2,000 annually.
–Honors College National Scholarship of $15,000 annually for up to eight semesters is awarded to out-of-state Honors College invitees who are U.S. citizens or permanent aliens, or citizens of Canada or Mexico.
–Honors College State Scholarship of $5,000 is awarded to in-state Honors College invitees who have been offered a Professorial Assistantship.
–Others Scholarship Programs: There are also other scholarship programs available like professorial assistantship program of $2,500 to Honors College invitees with exceptional academic records; A. Gordon Adams, Jr. Alumni Distinguished Scholar Award to a participant of alumni distinguished scholarship competition; academic merit Scholarship-Catherine Hooper Fredin Award for national merit scholar and Lewis W. Kaminga Alumni Scholar Award to a limited number of Honors College invitees with outstanding academic records.
These scholarships are for incoming freshmen who are living in the specified Michigan county and scholarship for incoming freshmen who are graduating from a specific Michigan high school or school district. The amount of these scholarships which are awarded to each student varies each year.
These scholarships are categorized as follows:
-Scholarship for incoming freshmen with out-of-state residency status includes Arthur C. and Lois D. Kittleson Endowed Scholarship to a student who is majoring in a pre-medicine or education major.; Red Cedar Scholarship of $3,000 to students with domestic out-of-state residency for tuition purposes who are dependents or grandchild of an MSU alum; Presidential Study Abroad Scholarship varies from $3,000-$5,000 depending upon the length of the MSU-sponsored Study Abroad program; University Scholars Award worth of 1100 or above and $8,000 annually to incoming freshman with domestic out-of-state residency for tuition purposes who are not eligible for the Honors College.
-Scholarship for incoming freshmen with out-of-state residency status from a specified city, county, or state is awarded to each student varies each year. For this scholarship no additional application is required.
-Scholarship for international student includes global neighbors scholarship of $6,000 annually for eight semesters; global spartan scholarship of $1,000 for two semesters. Both scholarships have limited number.
These scholarships are awarded to incoming students transferring to Michigan State University from another college or university. This scholarship includes: community college scholarship to top-ranking applicants, Lansing 2+2+2 Scholarship to Lansing-area high school graduates transferring into engineering from Lansing Community College, Trustee Scholarship to a limited number of students who have cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better with a minimum of 42 credits. The amount awarded to each student varies each year.
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students pursuing their first degree. This scholarship of $676 per academic year is awarded towards tuition and other mandatory fees. The maximum amount of scholarship is based on full-time enrollment.
These scholarships are offered to the students who are identified as need of financial aid by Michigan State University. These scholarships are offered to incoming freshman. This scholarship includes: Art History & Visual Culture Scholarship of $1,200 each year; Apparel & Textile Design Scholarship and Royer-Webb Endowed Studio Art Scholarship of $1,200; Sally Swiss Endowed Scholarship/Ralph Calder Studio Art Endowed Scholarship and Rohem Endowed Scholarship of $1,500. All these scholarships are for four years.
These scholarships are categorized as follows:
-Wade McCree Jr. Incentive Scholarship is awarded to 9th grade students selected by their school administrators. Scholarships are renewable for eight consecutive semesters. Students are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The value of this award is equal to the average cost of undergraduate tuition and fees.
– Detroit Compact Scholarship is awarded annually which cover average (in-state rate) tuition and fees at the current Michigan State University rate, minus other grants and scholarship gift aid, for two semesters (fall and spring) during the aid year. Each compact graduate who meets the 4 year college-readiness standards of the compact, and is admitted regularly as a freshman to one of the participating Michigan public universities, will become a Compact scholar.
These scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who meet the criteria specified by the award. Satisfying the criteria does not guarantee that a student will receive a scholarship since the amount of funding may limit the number of awards that can be offered. Consideration for these awards is automatic. These scholarships are categorized as follows:
-Creative Arts Scholarship is for limited number of students indicating English, art, or theatre as a major. Creative Arts Scholarship for Art majors are awarding three awards based upon students’ creative work. First place with $2,500 value, second place with $1,500 value and third place with $1000 value; Creative Arts Scholarship for English applicant must declare English (code 0648) as major preference. First place with $2,500 scholarship, second place and third place with $1500 value for freshman year only; Creative Arts Scholarship for Theatre majors applicants will be considered by attending the MSU audition/interview process.
-Other Scholarships are also other scholarship available like Debate Team Scholarship to a member of the MSU debate team; Harold I. Gach Scholarship Endowment to two residents of Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb county, Michigan, who has been affected by cancer; James B. Hamilton scholarship to two participants; and Jay Samuel Hartt scholarships to five students indicating interest in the arts or humanities etc.
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