First-Gen Education Abroad Scholarship

The Office for Education Abroad is proud to offer a new scholarship dedicated to first-generation students who study abroad for a semester or more. The minimum award amount will be $3,000.

•MSU undergraduate or graduate student
•First-generation college student identified as a student who is the first in their family to attend a four-year college or receive a college degree
•Submitted application to a semester program (13+ weeks)

Applications will be accepted from January 1 to March 1 for fall semester and academic year programs and from August 1 to October 1 for spring semester programs.

Anticipated Total

Anticipated total amount over the full term of this award.


Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you applied for a semester long program (13+ weeks) abroad for an Academic Year or Fall 2022?
  2. Please write an essay describing 1) How you expect your experience abroad will enhance your academic pursuits and career goals? and 2) How do you imagine your experience abroad will affect you on a personal level?