Out-of-state students

For incoming freshmen with out-of-state residency status

The following scholarships are awarded, pending available funding, to incoming freshmen with out-of-state residency status. In most instances, no additional applications are required.


Arthur C. and Lois D. Kittleson Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in a premedicine or education; preference is given for academic achievement, financial need and military or public service (Peace Corps) experience.

Red Cedar Scholarship
Awarded to students who are a dependent or grandchild of an MSU alumnus for tuition purposes; $3,000 annually, renewable for eight semesters.

Presidential Study Abroad Scholarship
Awarded to students for tuition purposes for use with an MSU-sponsored Study Abroad program; $3,000–$5,000, depending upon the length of the program. Award must be used within the first eight semesters of enrollment as an undergraduate at MSU or before completion of the undergraduate degree, whichever time period is shorter.

University Scholars Award
Awarded to incoming freshmen for tuition purposes who are not eligible for the Honors College but have a high school GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) and an ACT composite score of 24 or above or SAT combined score (critical reading and math) of 1100 or above; $8,000 annually, renewable for eight semesters.


For incoming freshmen with out-of-state residency status from a specified city, county, or state

The following scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen with out-of-state residency status from a specified city, county or state. The amount awarded to each student varies each year. In most instances, no additional applications are required.


Robert and Catherine Workman Endowed Scholarship awarded to an Amphitheater Public School District (Tucson) graduate or resident of Pima County or Greater Tucson.

Greater Los Angeles Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship awarded to a limited number of residents of Greater Los Angeles.

Colorado Alumni Endowed Scholarship awarded to a limited number of residents of Colorado.

  • MSU Alumni Club of South Florida Endowed Scholarship awarded to a graduate of a south Florida high school.
  • MSU Alumni Club of the Space Coast of Florida Endowed Scholarship awarded to a resident of Brevard or Indian River counties.
  • Villages MSU Alumni Club Expendable Scholarship awarded to a resident of Citrus, Lake, Marion or Sumter counties.

Greater Atlanta Alumni Club Endowed Scholarship awarded to a resident of Greater Atlanta.

  • Wilford D. and Verna B. Gratrick Endowed Scholarship awarded to an Illinois high school graduate.
  • MSU Alumni Club of Metropolitan Chicago Endowed Scholarship awarded to a graduate of a metropolitan Chicago high school.

Leslie B. Rout Jr. Scholarship awarded to a resident of Illinois or Indiana.

Harold M. Gurian Scholarship awarded to a resident of Maryland.

MSU Alumni Club of Nebraska Endowed Scholarship awarded to a resident of Burt, Butler, Cass, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Lancaster, Otoe, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Seward or Washington counties in Nebraska or Fremont, Harrison, Mills or Potawattamie counties in Iowa.

J. Croft Edwards Expendable Scholarship awarded to a resident of New Mexico.

Greater New York Alumni Club Endowed Scholarship awarded to two residents of Greater New York.

  • Central Ohio MSU Alumni Association Scholarship awarded to a resident of Franklin, Delaware, Union, Madison, Licking, Pickaway or Fairfield counties.
  • Harold L. Gariety Scholarship awarded to a Russia, Ohio, high school graduate majoring in agriculture, business or engineering.
  • MSU Alumni Club of Dayton Scholarship Endowment Fund awarded a limited number of residents of Greater Dayton or Ohio.
  • Northeast Ohio Michigan State University Alumni Endowed Scholarship awarded to a limited number of northeast Ohio high school graduates.

Jack and Anne Hornbeck Scholarship awarded to a Pittsburgh-area high school graduate.

MSU Alumni Club of Nashville Expendable Scholarship in Memory of Ken Teran awarded to a student who is a resident of middle Tennessee with preference given to those with financial need or who were employed and/or involved in community activities.

  • MSU Alumni Club of Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Area Endowed Scholarship awarded to a high school graduate from Greater Dallas/Fort Worth.
  • MSU Alumni Club of Houston, Texas, Expendable Scholarship awarded to a resident of Greater Houston.

Seattle MSU Alumni Club Endowed Scholarship awarded to a graduate of a high school in Washington.

  • Betty Mitchell Colden Memorial Scholarship awarded to two residents of metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • MSU Alumni Club of Metro Washington, D.C., Expendable Scholarship Fund awarded to a resident of metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Michigan State University Alumni Club of Wisconsin Scholarship awarded to a resident of Wisconsin.

STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship awarded to a limited number of residents of Wyoming.