2023-24 Michigan State University Honors College Scholarships (US Based)

Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 
Bachelor’s

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will close on the 1st of November, 2022

Scholarship Summary: 
The Honors College at MSU is awarding a number of merit scholarships to academically gifted freshmen students (domestic and international) who have been admitted in to the Honors College based on grade point average, class rank, standardized test scores or similar criteria. All students who apply to MSU will be considered for the Honors College.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
In order to be eligible for the above scholarships, you must be an incoming freshman who has been invited to the Honors College. 
The below profile represents the awarded applicants;
GPA or class rank that places students within the top 5% in their class
A high number of rigorous AP, IB, or dual enrollment courses within the context of what a student's school provides
Community service involvement, research interests, and leadership activities also may be considered as a part of our holistic review

Standardized test scores are not required to be considered for an Honors College invitation. Students invited to the Honors College who provide test scores have average scores of 1440 SAT or 32 ACT. Students may decide whether or not to have test scores considered as part of the MSU application.

Value of Scholarship: 
The MSU Honors College Scholarships are valued as follows;
a) Honors College STATE Scholarship
Awarded to a select set of Michigan resident Honors College invitees; $5,000 annually; eight semesters. 
b) Honors College 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.
c) Honors College Excellence Scholarship
Awarded to a select set of non-resident and international Honors College invitees; $13,000 annually; eight semesters.
d) Professorial Assistantships (PAs)
The Professorial Assistantship (PA) program aims to link the top Honors College incoming students (domestic and international), based on high school academic performance, with leading research faculty and their projects at Michigan State University; approximate $3,500 annual stipend for 8-10 hrs./week of work in an area of interest; four semesters.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
There is no separate application process for the Honors College. Consideration for these awards is automatic upon admission, and no additional applications are required.

Invitation to the Honors College is carefully considered and competitive. Invitations are extended within approximately six to eight weeks following MSU admission.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the MSU Honors College Scholarship Page or International Freshman Scholarship Page.