Transfer student scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded to incoming students transferring to Michigan State from another college or university. Dual enrollment, early/middle college and other credits earned during high school will not be considered. Individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for consideration for transfer scholarships. The amount awarded to each student varies each year.


Associate Achievement Award
This award of $1,500 annually goes to students who have completed an associate degree with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. The associate degree must have been completed within the last 2 years and one term prior to the term of enrollment at MSU. Students receiving an Associate Achievement Award also may be eligible for the Spartan Transfer Scholarship and other MSU scholarship awards, up to cost of attendance.

Community College Scholarship
This award goes to a limited number of top-ranking incoming transfer students who have in-state residency status and display academic achievement from a two- or four-year institution in Michigan.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
This award goes to a limited number of students transferring from a two-year institution who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and a minimum of 42 credits and are members of Phi Theta Kappa. Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship application required.

Spartan Transfer Scholarship
This award of $1,500 or $2,500 annually goes to students transferring to MSU with a minimum of 28 transfer hours from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Students receiving a Spartan Transfer Scholarship may also be eligible for the Associate Achievement Award and other MSU scholarship awards, up to cost of attendance.

Trustee Scholarship
This award is goes to a limited number of students who have in-state residency status and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better with a minimum of 42 credits and are transferring from a two- or four-year institution in Michigan.