2020 MSU Scholarships

MSU net price is at $16,788.00 per year and will likely continue climbing like all colleges around the U.S. There are various ways to combat the steep rises in college tuition, and scholarships can be a key ingredient in reducing the overall cost of Michigan State University. MSU awards an average of $25,484.00 to each student, which can help alleviate some of the financial burden. However, most families will need to find other sources of funding to bridge the remaining tuition gap. In addition to the annual tuition, MSU students can expect to pay $N/A in housing costs and $N/A in meal plan costs - if you chose to live in the surrounding area of East Lansing, then those costs could be even higher.

51% of full-time students receive local or institutional grants with an average award size of $10,911.00. Furthermore, 20% of students receive federal grants with an average amount of $5,129.00.

The numbers seem bleak and, truthfully, they are for most average American families. Luckily, the scholarships below are open to Michigan State University students, with the goal of helping to afford a college education. Some scholarships may be specifically provided by MSU while others are open to MSU students, though not exclusive to Michigan State University.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for Michigan State University students?

There are 54 scholarships totaling $163,500.00 available to residents. You can easily browse through all 54 scholarships below.

What types of scholarships are available for Michigan State University students?

Each scholarship below may have different requirements and guidelines. While some of the Michigan State University scholarships can only be used for specific purposes, many of them can be used for all types of expenses including supplies, tuition, room and board and more. Furthermore, this list can include Michigan State University study abroad scholarships, Michigan State University transfer scholarships, and Michigan State University merit scholarships.

Are these scholarships for MSU study abroad?

At least a few of these scholarships below can be put toward MSU study abroad. If the scholarship does not specify a specific purpose or use of funds, then it is most likely eligible. You can double-check with the scholarship provider to confirm.

What scholarships are available to MSU transfer students?

The ScholarshipPoints and Scholarship Owl scholarships, at least, are open to Michigan State University transfer students and the funds can be put toward all types of expenses. MSU transfer students face the same financial pressures as normal students, and scholarships providers are well-aware of the need for MSU transfer scholarships.

Are these MSU scholarships limited by major?

You’ll need to check each scholarship’s own guidelines to determine if it is restricted to a specific major. However, most scholarships in this database are open to all students - some scholarships may only be open to certain students based on geographic criteria or areas of interest but they should be clearly marked. Whether you’re a nursing student, honors student, engineering major, or studying another discipline, chances are you’ll find at least 1 scholarship for you.

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Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt Undergraduate Scholarship

Sponsor by Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers Location 601 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. Applicant must be a member of SNAME in good standing.

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$6,000.00 May 1 Apply Now

Medical Career Scholarship

Sponsor by American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Michigan

Applicant must be a resident of Michigan who ranks in the top quarter of their graduating class, is planning to attend a Michigan school, and who is the child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of an American Legion member or of someone eligible to be a member. Selection is based upon academic ability,...

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- March 15 Apply Now

Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

Sponsor by American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Michigan

Applicant must be a Michigan resident who is the dependent of a veteran. Applicant must be a non-traditional student returning to higher education after an interruption, a degree-seeking student over age 22 attending college in Michigan for the first time, or a student over age 22 attending a Michigan vocational or...

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- March 15 Apply Now

ADS Semi-Finalist and Finalist Commended Scholarship

Sponsor by Michigan State University Location MI

Applicant must be a finalist or semi-finalist for the Alumni Distinguished Scholarship.

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$2,500.00 November 1 Apply Now

Distinguished Freshman Scholarship

Sponsor by Michigan State University Location MI

Applicant must be an Alumni Distinguished Scholarship participant.

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- November 1 Apply Now

Honors College National Scholarship

Sponsor by Michigan State University Location Eustace-Cole Hall, East Lansing, MI

Applicant must have out-of-state residency status and be eligible for admission to the Honors College.

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- November 1 Apply Now

Professorial Assistantship

Sponsor by Michigan State University Location Eustace-Cole Hall, East Lansing, MI

Applicant must be an Honors College invitee with exceptional academic records. Stipend is for 8-10 hours per week of scholarly research with MSU faculty.

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- November 1 Apply Now

Trustee Scholarship for Transfer Students

Sponsor by Michigan State University Location MI

Applicant must have in-state residency status with a minimum 3.5 GPA and at least 42 transferable credits.

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$2,000.00 December 1 (spring semester), May 1 (fall semester) Apply Now

University Scholars Award

Sponsor by Michigan State University Location MI

Applicant must be a domestic non-resident student who is not invited to the Honors College. Minimum 3.5 GPA and minimum composite ACT test score of 24 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 1100) required.

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$8,000.00 November 1 Apply Now

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

Sponsor by CAMP Alumni Association - MigrantStudents.org Location 1725 NE Upper Drive, Pullman, WA

Applicant must be a United States citizen or United States permanent legal resident with a GED or high school diploma and seeking a four-year academic degree. Applicant must have a migrant or seasonal farm-working background and be determined to need the services/support provided.

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$4,000.00 February 15 Apply Now

Kenneth W. Kramer, PE Memorial Scholarship Fund

Sponsor by Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Location 301 North Main Street, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI

Applicant must be a student from the Ann Arbor or Plymouth area, including Washtenaw or Western Wayne County, pursuing studies in civil engineering at the undergraduate or graduate level. Applicant must be focusing on geotechnical or pavement studies at a Michigan ABET accredited university. Transcript and letter of recommendation are required...

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- April 1 Apply Now

Gail and Hilda Oster Scholarship Fund

Sponsor by Kalamazoo Community Foundation Location 151 South Rose Street, Suite 332, Kalamazoo, MI

Applicant must be a Van Buren County resident who is a graduating senior or graduate enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor's degree program at the University of Michigan or Western Michigan University in education or mathematics, or is planning to pursue/is pursuing training at Michigan State University in...

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James W. and Thelma Garside Scholarship

Sponsor by Kalamazoo Community Foundation Location 151 South Rose Street, Suite 332, Kalamazoo, MI

Applicant must be a graduating senior of Gull Lake High School who is planning to attend a Michigan college or university as a full-time student. Minimum 3.0 GPA, participation in school and community activities, part-time work history, and demonstration of financial need required.

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$2,000.00 March 1 Apply Now