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Michigan State University Scholarships

Grants, Student Loans, & Fellowships

Michigan State University is an accredited public research university located in East Lansing, MI. At least six Michigan State University (MSU) alumni are Pulitzer Prize winners. The university’s study abroad program is currently the largest and most prominent in the country, offering more than 200 programs spread across over 60 countries. It is also one of the United States’ Public Ivy universities, which takes in top research universities across the country.

Scholarships Offered by Michigan State University

The Michael A. Clark Scholarship is for students entering their senior or intern year of college with plans to pursue a career in teaching or coaching in a public school. Applicants should submit a written statement explaining in detail their career goals and experiences they have had as a teacher or coach.

The J. Franklin Hyde Scholarship is for students who have demonstrated academic excellence and ambition to succeed as an educational leader in the field of chemistry. Juniors majoring in chemistry education are eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship is awarded according to a student elected by a committee, and students are not capable of applying on their own. Chosen students may have the opportunity to teach at Dow Corning, the organization that distributes the scholarship.

The Victor H. and Rachel P. Noll Scholarship is for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in education with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Eligible students will be of good moral and academic character and show a strong passion for teaching.

The Louise W. Stillwell Endowed Scholarship is for students entering their senior or intern year of undergraduate study. Applicants must be looking to pursue a career in education at the elementary level. Recipients must have graduated high school in the state of Michigan and show a strong desire for elementary education.

The Pride Scholarship is for an undergraduate student who has demonstrated significant involvement in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community. Preference is given to incoming freshmen and ranges in award amounts from $3,000 to $5,000.

The Samaritan Scholar Award was created to provide financial support to sophomore, junior or senior students with disabilities. It was created by the Michigan State University Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. Students must be United States citizens with financial need in order to complete their education. Recipients of this award are encouraged to donate to the scholarship for future students in need as a way to encourage applicants and demonstrate their success in their professional career after obtaining their degree.

The William and Phoebe Clark Scholarship is for MSU students who demonstrate financial need and have a “nontraditional” background. Students who are single parents or who have experienced life-changing circumstances, such as the death of a spouse or child, are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Applications for this scholarship are due each year by May 15 to be applied toward tuition in the fall semester.

The AICPA Minority Scholarship is distributed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to minority students majoring in accounting. The scholarships are based on financial need, academic achievements and the student’s ability to become a successful accountant or business person. It is available to full-time graduate or undergraduate students.

The Mildred B. Erickson Fellowship is for United States citizens who have had their education interrupted and are looking to re-enroll in school to finish their education. Students must demonstrate financial need. The scholarship covers up to three semesters worth of classes taken at Michigan State University.

Things to Note About Michigan State University Scholarships

All students applying for any graduate or undergraduate scholarship must completely fill out a scholarship application form obtained from the MSU Financial Aid Office, a one page personal statement demonstrating their commitment to their field, and a copy of their resume. Additional information that can be provided includes financial aid forms if demonstrating financial need, any other essay requirements as noted on the application form or by the financial aid office, and up to three recommendations from employers, intern managers or faculty members that can testify their dedication to their education and career.

Financial aid and scholarship applications can be found on the university website. If it is offered through a specific organization, the application can be found through the organizations page on the MSU website.

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