College of Engineering - Undergraduate Scholarships

The MSU College of Engineering offers more than 300 scholarships to undergraduate students each year for a total of approximately $600,000 in amounts ranging from $100 to $13,000.

There are separate selection processes for obtaining scholarships for incoming freshmen and current engineering students.

Incoming Freshmen / Transfer Students

There is no separate form or an application process. MSU application information will be used to determine Scholarship eligibility. It is typically awarded during the first two weeks of April.

Returning Students

Returning students are considered for all engineering scholarships for which they are eligible by completing one scholarship application annually. Applications are available in November on this web page and are due by the end of February. Allocations are made by a college committee spring semester, for award the following fall.

The majority of engineering scholarships are based on need. In order to be considered for financial need based engineering scholarships, you must have filed the 2014-2015 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or renewal FAFSA.  The FAFSA must be received at the federal processor on or before February 28, 2014 and must have been released to MSU.

The following guidelines govern the selection process:

  1. Academic excellence is the primary criterion, but financial need is considered for some awards. Some awards are based on extracurricular activities, community service, co-op and other work experience, professional and honor societies, career interests, and other relevant information. Your attached resume should reflect these accomplishments.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 based on credits at MSU is required including Fall Semester.
  3. New students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits at MSU at the end of Fall Semester.

Undergraduate Awards and Financial Aid Committee

The following department representations are on the Undergraduate Awards and Financial Aid Committee which allocates funds for the upcoming academic year:

Daina Briedis - Chairperson
Jon Sticklen - Applied Engineering Sciences
Dan Guyer - Biosystems Engineering
Carl Lira - Chemical & Materials Science and Engineering
Alison Cupples - Civil & Environmental Engineering
Richard Enbody - Computer Science and Engineering
Dean Aslam - Electrical & Computer Engineering
Brian Feeny - Mechanical Engineering

Office of Financial Aid

Please visit here to get information on scholarships from the Office of Financial Aid.

Summer Research Opportunity

Click here to receive information on Summer Research Internships in the College of Engineering.