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Deadlines: Apply by November 1 to receive your decision by Jan 15, and to receive maximum scholarship consideration. Scholarship notifications are mailed separately from admission packets between December and April.
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Freshman scholarships

Considerations: MSU will review your GPA (weighted if available) for ninth through 11th grades. Should you choose to submit a test score, only your best ACT or SAT test score will be used. MSU does not superscore tests. Students who choose to apply without a test score will be eligible for scholarships based on high school performance and a holistic review of their application material. See the test-optional policy for more information. 

Your essay and other information from your MSU application may also be used in the selection process.


High-achieving scholarships

For incoming freshmen with strong academic backgrounds who meet the academic criteria specified by the award

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Criteria-specific scholarships

For incoming freshmen who meet the criteria specified by the award

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Michigan residents

For incoming freshmen with Michigan residency status

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Out-of-state residents

For incoming freshmen with out-of-state residency status

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Ohio Spartan Grant

A minimum of $10,000 awarded to residents of Ohio

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Pennsylvania Spartan Grant

A minimum of $10,000 awarded to residents of Pennsylvania

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Native American scholarship

Native American students may be eligible for MSU's Native American scholarship as well as the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver.

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