The scholarship application process for 2020-2021 returning students has closed. The next scholarship cycle for 2021-2022 will open in January of 2021.
The MSU College of Engineering offers more than 300 scholarships to undergraduate students each year totaling approximately $600,000; the individual annual scholarship amounts range from $100 to $13,000. For Returning Student scholarships, the Undergraduate Awards and Financial Aid Committee meets in late spring to review applications, and scholarship awards are announced in late June to early July.
Incoming first-year students and current engineering students have separate selection processes.
There is no special form or application process for incoming first-year and transfer students. Your MSU application information will be used to determine scholarship eligibility. Scholarships are typically awarded during the first two weeks of April.
Returning students, including current first-year students, who wish to be considered for general or discipline-based engineering scholarships must complete one online scholarship application. Online application forms will be available on January 8, 2020 on this web page and are due by February 29, 2020.
FAFSA: 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 2020-2021 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or renewal FAFSA. The FAFSA must be received at the federal processor on or before February 28, 2020 and must have been released to MSU.
The following guidelines govern the scholarship selection process:
- Academic excellence is the primary criterion, but financial need is considered for some awards. Other awards are based on extracurricular activities, community service, co-op and other work experience, membership in professional and honor societies, career interests, and other relevant information. The one-page resume that you attach to your application should reflect these accomplishments.
- Applicants must be full-time students, taking a minimum of 12 credits during the semester(s) in which the scholarship will be awarded.
- A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 based on credits at MSU (including Fall Semester) is required.
- New students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits at MSU at the end of Fall Semester.
- Scholarships will not be awarded for internship or co-op semesters.
The following faculty members represent their departments on the Undergraduate Awards and Financial Aid Committee. This committee meets at the end of the spring semester to determine scholarship awards and allocate funds for the upcoming academic year. Students will be notified of the outcome of the status of their applications by July.
Dr. Daina Briedis - Chairperson
Dr. Laura Genik - Applied Engineering Sciences
Dr. Luke Reese - Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering
Dr. Pat Walton - Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Dr. Mehrnaz Ghamami - Civil & Environmental Engineering
Dr. Richard Enbody - Computer Science & Engineering
Dr. Shanelle Foster - Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dr. Patton Allison - Mechanical Engineering