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Michigan resident scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded to incoming in-state first-year students for tuition purposes, pending available funding, and are contingent upon students maintaining in-state residency status. In most instances, no additional applications are required and students are automatically considered for these scholarships once they submit their application to MSU. See the Michigan scholarship regulations for additional details about these awards.


MSU Michigan Resident Scholarship

The MSU Michigan Resident Scholarship designates award levels for in-state students based on high school GPA at the end of junior year. Scholarship values range from approximately $500 to $1,500 annually for eight semesters. In-state students who apply to MSU as a freshman are automatically considered. Scholarship recipients may also be eligible for additional merit-based scholarships at MSU.


STARR Scholarship for Upper Peninsula students

The STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship for students residing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as well as the state of Wyoming. A limited number of students receive this scholarship each year based on academic and personal excellence as outlined by the selection criteria. In order to be considered for the STARR Scholarship, you must apply to MSU, submit four essays and submit three letters of recommendation. For more information on selection criteria and how to apply for the scholarship, visit the STARR Scholarship website.


For incoming first-year students living in the specified Michigan county

The following scholarships are awarded to a limited number of incoming first-year students from the specified Michigan county or area who have in-state residency status. The amount awarded to each student varies each year. In most instances, no additional applications are required.

Benzie County
  • Len Blewett Scholarship
  • Terry Herban Expendable Scholarship
Berrien County
  • F. A. Mike Jones Memorial Expendable Scholarship Fund
Berrien or Cass County
  • Lynd Family Scholarship
Calhoun County
  • Calhoun County Alumni Club Scholarship
  • Southwest Michigan Urban League/Calhoun County MSU Alumni Club Scholarship
Detroit (metropolitan area)
  • Lee Meyer Expendable Scholarship Funded by Soroptimist International of Grosse Pointe
Genesee County
  • David Edward Kraft Memorial Scholarship Fund of Genesee County
Hillsdale County
  • MSU Alumni Club of Hillsdale County Scholarship
Ingham County
  • Minnie E. Newman Memorial Scholarship
Jackson County
  • MSU Alumni Club of Jackson County Expendable Scholarship
  • Keith W. and Gertrude Ann Miller Memorial Scholarship
Lenawee County
Midland County
  • Midland Distinguished Scholarship
Muskegon County
  • Don Arnson/Muskegon Area Michigan State University Alumni Club Scholarship
  • Merrill and Zona Bailey/Muskegon Area Michigan State University Alumni Club Scholarship
  • Jim and Jeri Pedler/Muskegon Area MSU Alumni Club Scholarship
Oakland County
Oceana or Mason County
  • MSU Alumni Club of Oceana and Mason County Distinguished Scholarship Award
Saginaw County
  • Donald Benjamin Briggs Endowed Scholarship
  • Gene Glick Memorial Scholarship
Shiawassee County
  • Shiawassee County MSU Alumni Club Endowed Scholarship
Washtenaw County
  • Michigan State University Alumni Club of Washtenaw County Scholarship
Wayne County
  • Edward and Carol Schoener Endowed Scholarship Fund
State of Michigan
  • Edward J. Barant Scholarship

For incoming first-year students graduating from a specific Michigan high school or school district

The following scholarships are awarded to a limited number of incoming first-year students graduating from specific Michigan high schools or school districts who have in-state residency status. The amount awarded to each student varies each year. In most instances, no additional applications are required.

Adrian High School
  • Jan (Verlinich) Pryzma Memorial Scholarship Adrian High School Class of 1968
Airport High School
  • Yeager Science and Engineering Endowed Scholarship
Capac High School
  • John and Catherine Selinger Expendable Scholarship
Cass City High School
  • Marshall Expendable Scholarship
Detroit high schools
Dundee Community Schools
  • William H. and Eleanor E. Willert Endowed Scholarship for Graduates of Dundee High School
Flushing High School
  • Susan H. Bailey Spartan Scholarship
  • McNally Endowed Scholarship
Fremont or Ravenna high schools
  • Mary Lois Neil Moss Memorial Scholarship
Grand Traverse high schools
  • Grand Traverse MSU Alumni Club Endowed Scholarship
  • Lyle DeYoung Memorial Scholarship
Haslett High School
  • Haslett-Spartan Scholarship Fund
Houghton Lake High School
  • Bert K. and Karol Sisson Endowed Scholarship
Johannesburg-Lewiston High School
  • J-L to MSU Scholarship
Laker High School
  • Gordon W. and Loyse B. Hueschen Science Scholarship Program
Lansing area high schools
  • Jack and Anne Hornbeck Scholarship
Lowell High School
  • Harold J. and Mildred T. Englehardt Scholarship Endowment for Lowell Area Students
Lumen Christi or Jackson high schools
  • Rachel Scarpino Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Midland High School
  • Anita J. Giampalmi Endowed Scholarship
North Farmington High School
  • Mehas Family Endowed Fund
  • Kara R. Norman Memorial College Scholarship Fund
North Huron High School
  • Leona Kinde Remington Scholarship Fund
Northern Michigan Christian High School
  • Bandeen/NMC Endowed Scholarship
Our Lady of the Lakes, De La Salle Collegiate or Denby high schools
  • Eva Bertolin Endowed Scholarship
Roseville High School
  • Joan A. Kelley and Michael Herceg Endowed Scholarship
University Preparatory Academy
  • State Universities of Michigan-University Preparatory Academy Scholarship
Utica Community Schools
  • Helferich Utica Community School System Endowed Scholarship
Waldron High School or Hillsdale County high schools
  • John R. Fox and Kathryn J. Fox Endowed Scholarship