All admitted students are automatically considered for scholarships. In most instances, the application for admission, including the required personal statement, are sufficient for award consideration. Scholarships listed on this web site with an asterisk (*) appearing after the title require supplemental applications. Those supplemental documents can be downloaded from this site.
Scholarship selection criteria vary. Academic performance, standardized test scores, class rank, and a student’s personal statement are often used to determine eligibility. Academic criteria are based on the cumulative GPA (4.0 scale) from the freshman through junior years of high school. Satisfying the initial criteria listed on this web site does not guarantee that a student will be the recipient of an award. These criteria are intended to provide parameters from which scholarship committees make award selections. In many instances, a limited number of students are able to be named as scholarship recipients for a particular award. Scholarship offers are void if the recipient fails to enroll for the semester for which the award was intended. Eligibility for out-of-state awards is contingent upon the student maintaining out-of-state residency status as defined by the University’s tuition regulations. Students attending Michigan State University in Dubai are not eligible to receive these awards.
Students who apply for admission by November 1 of their senior year in high school will receive maximum scholarship consideration. Funding is limited, and awards cannot be guaranteed for students who apply for admission after November 1. Scholarship notifications are mailed separately from admission packets between November and May.
*Please note: MSU will make every reasonable attempt to ensure that students from areas affected by Superstorm Sandy will not be disadvantaged in the scholarship awarding process.
Scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions are organized into the following categories.
In addition to the scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions, Michigan State University’s searchable scholarship database contains hundreds of scholarships awarded by individual colleges and departments based on academic level or major preference.
Out-of-state and international students should review the scholarship regulations which outline the terms necessary to maintain certain awards.
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