The following scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen with non-U.S. residency status. A limited number of scholarships are available; meeting the criteria for an award does not guarantee that an offer will be made. All specific scholarship award amounts are listed in U.S. dollars.
See the international scholarship regulations for further details regarding these awards.
Supplemental documentation required
This grant is awarded to a select group of international undergraduate students who demonstrate a commitment to furthering the #YouAreWelcomeHere message by bridging intercultural divides. It covers $25,000 towards tuition annually, renewable for eight semesters. The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship application is required. This scholarship cannot be stacked on top of the International Tuition Grant.
International Tuition Grant
Awarded to a limited number of incoming freshmen with non-U.S. residency status applying from outside the United States. It is based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, essay and geographic diversity. Grant values range from approximately $15,000 to $25,000 annually for eight semesters. Priority consideration will be given to students who apply to MSU by December 1. Students applying after December 1 may also qualify as funds are available. This scholarship is not available to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or transfer students.
Honors Distinction Scholarship
Awarded to non-resident Honors College invitees who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents or citizens of Canada or Mexico; $5,000 annually; eight semesters.
Honors College Excellence Scholarship
Awarded to a select group of non-Michigan residents and international students who are Honors College invitees. The Excellence Scholarship awards $13,000 annually over eight semesters.
Offered to a select number of international and homeschooled Honors College invitees based on a holistic review of their individual academic records. Domestic students are also eligible for this offer, however their eligibility is based on having a GPA that places them in the top 5% of applicants to MSU from their respective schools. Professorial Assistants receive an annual stipend of approximately $3,500 for working 8-10 hours per week on faculty-mentored research or scholarly activity, renewable for four semesters.* Visit the Honors College website for more information about the Professorial Assistantship program.
Global Ambassador Grant
Awarded to a limited number of academically talented applicants; $7,000 annually for eight semesters.
Red Cedar Scholarship
Awarded to dependents or grandchildren of MSU alumni; $1,250 annually, renewable for eight semesters.
Presidential Study Abroad Scholarship
Awarded for use with an MSU-sponsored or co-sponsored study abroad program outside of the United States; $3,000 or $5,000, depending upon the length of the program. Award must be used with the first eight semesters of enrollment as an undergraduate at MSU or before completion of the undergraduate degree, whichever occurs first.