Our Opportunities

Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1000 Hernandez Family Detroit Scholarship
Recipients shall be graduates of a Detroit public high school and a current MSU student with at least a 3.2 GPA that intends to pursue a degree in...
Recipients shall be graduates of a Detroit public high school and a...
  • Deadline: 01/18/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline01/18/2021
Varies CNS UNDERGRAD RESEARCH SUPPORT
Several awards provide different levels of funding for undergraduate students to work on research teams with MSU faculty mentors. All NatSci...
Several awards provide different levels of funding for undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 01/21/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/21/2021
Varies Albert Applegate Scholarship in Journalism
Dr. Albert Applegate was the long-time director of the J-School, joining the faculty in 1935. He spent his career in the pursuit of excellence as a...
Dr. Albert Applegate was the long-time director of the J-School, joining...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Brian P. O'Connor ComArtSci Endowed Scholarship Fund
Brian O’Connor established this endowed scholarship fund to support the scholarly endeavors and internship experiences of students pursuing a...
Brian O’Connor established this endowed scholarship fund to support the...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Capital News Service/Bill Cote Endowed Scholarship in Journalism
A veteran Booth Newspapers State Capitol Bureau reporter, Bill Cote joined the Journalism School full time in 1986 and ran Capital News Service...
A veteran Booth Newspapers State Capitol Bureau reporter, Bill Cote...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Charlie Bogart Family Endowed Scholarship
Charlie Bogart graduated from the College in 1982. Growing up, Charlie did not have the means to fully fund college, so scholarships and grants...
Charlie Bogart graduated from the College in 1982. Growing up, Charlie...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies College of Communication Arts & Sciences Endowed Scholarship
This Scholarship was created under the leadership of Dean Erwin P. Bettinghaus to benefit students in the college. Since its inception in 1992...
This Scholarship was created under the leadership of Dean Erwin P....
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies David L. Kragt Memorial Scholarship in Communication Arts and Sciences
David Kragt was a faculty member in the Audiology and Speech Sciences Department at MSU, now the CSD department. He later moved to the Office of...
David Kragt was a faculty member in the Audiology and Speech Sciences...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Disc Fund-Communication Arts
Bruce Richardson Scholarship Bruce Richardson graduated in 1959 will a Bachelor’s degree in Television and Radio. Bruce was one of the original 6...
Bruce Richardson Scholarship Bruce Richardson graduated in 1959 will a...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Disc Fund-Communication Arts
Pay It Forward CAS Expendable Scholarship This award is unique as it is one of only two in the College where the donor participates in the...
Pay It Forward CAS Expendable Scholarship This award is unique as it is...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Disc Fund-Communication Arts
Diana Thornhill-Copp and David A. Copp Communications Arts and Sciences Scholarship Diana Thornhll-Copp (BA 1983, Telecommunication) and her...
Diana Thornhill-Copp and David A. Copp Communications Arts and Sciences...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Disc Fund-Communication Arts
Carl Beck Memorial Scholarship Fund in Communication Arts Roger and Jean Beck established this scholarship more than 30 years ago in honor of his...
Carl Beck Memorial Scholarship Fund in Communication Arts Roger and Jean...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Disc Fund-Communication Arts
Carla R. Clemons Scholarship This scholarship was created in memory of Carla R. Clemons. Carla was born and raised on the west side of Detroit. She...
Carla R. Clemons Scholarship This scholarship was created in memory of...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Disc Fund-Communication Arts
ComArtSci General Scholarship All students in degree-granting programs within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences who have a 3.0 or...
ComArtSci General Scholarship All students in degree-granting programs...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Don Caldwell Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Journalism
This scholarship was established by Robert and Charlotte Caldwell to honor the memory of their son, Don Caldwell, a 1981 Journalism graduate. After...
This scholarship was established by Robert and Charlotte Caldwell to...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Donald and Annette Neal Scholarship
After transferring to MSU from Northwestern Michigan College, Alumna Diane Neal credits her entry into and success in the retail work to her roots...
After transferring to MSU from Northwestern Michigan College, Alumna...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Donald F. and Katherine K. Dahlstrom Scholarship in Journalism
This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students planning a career in environmental journalism. Awards are given in two categories: 1)...
This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students planning a...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Dr. David and Patricia Nix "Miss MSU" Barron Endowed Scholarship in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Patricia Nix Barron was nicknamed “Miss MSU” for her outstanding campus activities while at the university, including senior class secretary,...
Patricia Nix Barron was nicknamed “Miss MSU” for her outstanding campus...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Dusty Rhodes Scholarship
Dusty Rhodes was born and raised in Flint and was a 1950 graduate of the College. After a successful career in radio broadcasting he went on to...
Dusty Rhodes was born and raised in Flint and was a 1950 graduate of the...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Edward A. Augenstein Memorial Scholarship in Journalism
Reporters who covered the state capital in the 1940s through the 1970s knew that the first person they needed to meet was Edward Augenstein,...
Reporters who covered the state capital in the 1940s through the 1970s...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Elizabeth Mangner Neil Overseas Study Scholarship in Journalism
Elizabeth Mangner Neil supported her grandson, Craig J. Gehring, in his six-month overseas study experience to Yugoslavia when he attended MSU. The...
Elizabeth Mangner Neil supported her grandson, Craig J. Gehring, in his...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Ellen L. and Clyde L. Burton Endowed Scholarship in Journalism
Ellen L. Burton graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in political science and history. Following a distinguished career in...
Ellen L. Burton graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Epker Family Sales Scholarship
This award was created by Bradley Epker, who received his Advertising degree from MSU in 1986 and quickly moved into a Sales role at the DuPont...
This award was created by Bradley Epker, who received his Advertising...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
$0.00 Eric Freedman Merit Award for Environmental Journalism and Capital News Service
Eric Freedman is a professor in the School of Journalism, director of the MSU Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, and director of Capital...
Eric Freedman is a professor in the School of Journalism, director of...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Gannett Foundation Hispanics in Journalism Scholarship
This scholarship was founded in 1989 thanks to the generosity of the Gannett Foundation. Recipients will be chosen based on academic achievement,...
This scholarship was founded in 1989 thanks to the generosity of the...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Glenn and Thelma Buell College of Communication Arts and Sciences Endowed Memorial Scholarship
This award honors the late Glenn and Thelma Buell. Glenn Buell attended business school at night and correspondence classes to become an auditor....
This award honors the late Glenn and Thelma Buell. Glenn Buell attended...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Gordon A. Sabine Endowed Journalism Scholarship
Dr. Sabine was the first dean of the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences. He was also a newspaper reporter, editor and educator. He...
Dr. Sabine was the first dean of the MSU College of Communication Arts...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Investigative Journalism Scholarship in Memory of CBS News Correspondent Ed Bradley
Margie Bauman graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1964 and continues to enjoy a career in Journalism. She deeply values giving...
Margie Bauman graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1964...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Jane J. Carter Endowed Scholarship in Journalism
Jane J. Carter valued education, superior news reporting, and the quest for knowledge. L. Susan Carter established the scholarship as a tribute to...
Jane J. Carter valued education, superior news reporting, and the quest...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Joe Falls/Detroit News Memorial Scholarship in Journalism
After 58 years of covering the biggest and smallest names in athletics, the only name truly synonymous with Detroit sports was Joe Falls’ own. He...
After 58 years of covering the biggest and smallest names in athletics,...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies JOHN G. WALSH SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. Walsh’s family established this fund to honor the MSU alum’s leadership in the Journalism and Communication field. Walsh received his...
Mr. Walsh’s family established this fund to honor the MSU alum’s...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies John H. Krieg Memorial Scholarship in Journalism
A 1982 J-School graduate, John Krieg worked for a variety of small and mid-sized daily newspapers in Michigan. He worked for the State News as a...
A 1982 J-School graduate, John Krieg worked for a variety of small and...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Kyle C. Kerbawy Graduate Scholarship in Journalism
A School of Journalism undergraduate in the turbulent 1960s, Kerbawy was editor of The State News, graduating in 1967. He earned his MBA in 1969. A...
A School of Journalism undergraduate in the turbulent 1960s, Kerbawy was...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Len Barnes AAA Michigan Fund Scholarship in Journalism
Len Barnes was a 1943 graduate of the J-School and long time editor of the AAA Michigan magazine, Michigan Living. The award honors his career in...
Len Barnes was a 1943 graduate of the J-School and long time editor of...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Mary Gardner Endowment Scholarships in Journalism
Mary Gardner Study in Mexico, Latin American or Border Town Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student planning to study in Mexico...
Mary Gardner Study in Mexico, Latin American or Border Town Scholarship:...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Mary Gardner Endowment Scholarships in Journalism
Mary Gardner Top Scholar Scholarship: Mary Gardner Scholars are selected for their journalism professional and academic excellence. The Top Scholar...
Mary Gardner Top Scholar Scholarship: Mary Gardner Scholars are selected...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Michael A. and Sandra S. Clark Scholarship in Environmental and Science Journalism
Michael A. Clark obtained his BA, MA and Ph.D. from MSU’s College of Education. Sandra S. Clark obtained her BA and MA in history from MSU’s...
Michael A. Clark obtained his BA, MA and Ph.D. from MSU’s College of...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Michael B. Salwen and Okhee Lee-Salwen Endowed Scholarship in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences
This scholarship honors Michal B. Salwen who completed his doctoral degree from the College in 1985. His wife Okhee completed her doctoral degree...
This scholarship honors Michal B. Salwen who completed his doctoral...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Mickie L. Edwardson Endowed Scholarship in Journalism
Dr. Mickie L. Edwardson obtained her Ph.D. in Communication from MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Dr. Edwardson wished to...
Dr. Mickie L. Edwardson obtained her Ph.D. in Communication from MSU’s...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Richard and Susan Liblong Endowed Scholarship in Communication Arts and Sciences
Rick Liblong is a 1970 graduate of the College. Growing up he knew he wanted to go to State and never applied anywhere else. MSU opened the world...
Rick Liblong is a 1970 graduate of the College. Growing up he knew he...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Robert E. Godfrey Scholarship in Journalism
This annual scholarship is awarded in the honor of Robert E. (Rip) Godfrey. Mr. Godfrey graduated from Michigan State in 1947 after playing...
This annual scholarship is awarded in the honor of Robert E. (Rip)...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Robert Popa Scholarship in Journalism
Robert Popa was a 1953 graduate of the J-School who launched his career as a copy editor at the Oakland Press. He left the paper for a two-year...
Robert Popa was a 1953 graduate of the J-School who launched his career...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Roberta Jeffers Dailey Endowed Scholarship
Roberta Jeffers Dailey, known as “Jeff” since her college days, established this scholarship to support students pursuing a career in the...
Roberta Jeffers Dailey, known as “Jeff” since her college days,...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies School of Journalism Scholarships
Mary Adelaide Gardner Scholarships: Established with a gift by the late Dr. Mary Adelaide Gardner, a legendary journalism professor at MSU from...
Mary Adelaide Gardner Scholarships: Established with a gift by the late...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies School of Journalism Scholarships
Marion Tuttle Marzolf Scholarship: Marion Tuttle Marzolf, professor emerita at the University of Michigan, taught courses in reporting, journalism...
Marion Tuttle Marzolf Scholarship: Marion Tuttle Marzolf, professor...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies School of Journalism Scholarships
Larry Lee Overseas Study Scholarship: Larry Lee, a 1970 graduate of the School of Journalism at MSU, spent a career in Lansing covering politics...
Larry Lee Overseas Study Scholarship: Larry Lee, a 1970 graduate of the...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Schultz Family Scholarship
This award was created by Lorna, an MSU Communications alumna, and her husband Gary. Both Lorna and Gary found the knowledge, skills and...
This award was created by Lorna, an MSU Communications alumna, and her...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Sheldon and Neva Ackerman Moyer Endowed Scholarship
Sheldon Moyer played a key role in taking The State News from a 3 to a 5 day-a-week publication. When he left to serve in World War II, Neva...
Sheldon Moyer played a key role in taking The State News from a 3 to a 5...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Stan Soffin Endowed Scholarship in Journalism
The longtime director of the J-School and retired MSU Ombudsman, Stan Soffin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1964...
The longtime director of the J-School and retired MSU Ombudsman, Stan...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021
Varies Stone Boyd Journalism Student Opportunity Fund Scholarship
Robin D. Stone is a 1986 graduate of the School of Journalism and is an accomplished journalist and author. Stone started her career in newspapers....
Robin D. Stone is a 1986 graduate of the School of Journalism and is an...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2021