Merit-based scholarships

Merit-based scholarships

All admitted students are automatically considered for scholarships. In most instances, the application for admission, including the required personal statement, is sufficient for award consideration. Any supplemental documents required for particular scholarships can be downloaded from this site.

Scholarship selection criteria vary. Satisfying the initial criteria listed does not guarantee that a student will receive an award.

In addition to the scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions, MSU’s searchable database contains hundreds of scholarships awarded by individual colleges and departments based on academic level or major preference. External scholarships can be found by using these free national scholarship search services: Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae, Fastweb, Scholarships.com and Scholarship Hunter


Freshman scholarships

Awarded to a limited number of incoming freshmen based on grade point average, class rank, standardized test scores or similar criteria

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Transfer scholarships

Awarded to a limited number of students transferring to Michigan State from another college or university based on listed criteria

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Searchable scholarship database

Awarded by individual colleges and departments based on academic level or major preference

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