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 $1,000 to $5,000. THERE IS NO SEPARATE APPLICATION FORM AND NO NEED TO APPLY AS SCHOLARSHIP DECISIONS WILL BE MADE BASED ON YOUR MSU APPLICATION, ACADEMIC MERIT, AND FINANCIAL NEED. SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS WILL BE MADE DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL 2017.
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 2017-2018 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or renewal FAFSA. The FAFSA must be received at the federal processor on or before March 1st, 2017 and must have been released to MSU.
The following guidelines govern the selection process:
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.
For the past several years incoming freshmen scholarships were offered to students with minimum 32 or higher ACT composite, and 3.8 or higher HS GPA, with financial needs.