International resident scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen with non-U.S. residency status. A limited number of scholarships are available; meeting the criteria for an award does not guarantee that an offer will be made. All specific scholarship award amounts are listed in U.S. dollars.


International Tuition Grant
Awarded to a limited number of incoming freshmen with non-U.S. residency status based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, essay and geographic diversity. Grant values range from approximately $1,000 to $24,500 annually for eight semesters. Priority consideration will be given to students who apply to MSU by December 1 and who submit an ACT or SAT score. Students applying after December 1 may also qualify as funds are available. This scholarship is not available to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or transfer students.

See the International Tuition Grant eligibility requirements for further details regarding this award.

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship
Awarded to two international undergraduate students who demonstrate a commitment to furthering the #YouAreWelcomeHere message by bridging intercultural divides. Covers 50 percent of tuition annually, renewable for eight semesters. #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship application required.

Honors College Tuition Grant
Awarded to international Honors College invitees who have been offered a Professorial Assistantship. Grant equalizes tuition/fees to in-state rates (approximately $23,000 annually).*

Professorial Assistantship
Awarded to Honors College invitees with exceptional academic records; $3,000 stipend for faculty-mentored research or scholarly activity, renewable for four semesters.* For more information about the Professorial Assistantship program, including eligibility criteria, visit MSU’s Honors College.

Honors College National Scholarship
Awarded to out-of-state Honors College invitees who are citizens of Canada or Mexico; $15,000 annually for eight semesters.* Please see Honors College admission criteria.

Global Neighbors Scholarship
Awarded to a limited number of academically talented applicants; $6,000 annually for eight semesters.

Global Spartan Scholarship
Awarded to a limited number of academically talented applicants; $1,000 annually for two semesters.

Red Cedar Scholarship
Awarded to dependents or grandchildren of MSU alumni; $1,250 annually, renewable for eight semesters.

Presidential Study Abroad Scholarship
Awarded for use with an MSU-sponsored or co-sponsored study abroad program outside of the United States; $3,000 or $5,000, depending upon the length of the program.  Award must be used with the first eight semesters of enrollment as an undergraduate at MSU or before completion of the undergraduate degree, whichever occurs first.

*Fall and spring semesters during undergraduate enrollment