Scholarships

There is money available to help students pay for study away or study abroad! Here's a look at some scholarships and opportunities available now.

 

Study Away


 Chicago, Hawaii, Las Vegas, New York, Traverse City, Washington DC Freshmen Seminar Program Scholarships

Applicants must be currently enrolled at Michigan State University and planning to participate in an one of the following Summer Study Away Programs: Chicago, Hawaii, Las Vegas, New York, Traverse City, Washington DC Freshmen Seminar.

Summer Program Applications are due April 1, 2023 

Spring Program Application are due January 15, 2023

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The Rachel P. Kahan Memorial Scholarship

For MSU's Washington, D.C. Semester Study Programs 
(Fall or Spring only)

Applicants must be currently enrolled at Michigan State University and planning to participate in an internship in Washington, DC as part of MSU’s Semester Study Program during fall or spring semester. Those applicants who have demonstrated the Spartan tradition of community engagement and civic leadership are encouraged to apply. 

Spring semester applications are due November 1

Fall semester applications are due April 1

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Gordon & Norma Guyer Public Policy Internship Award

For Internships in Public Policy

The Gordon and Norma Guyer Endowed Internship Program provides scholarships of at least $1000 to support MSU students that participate in  credit-bearing (Field Experience, i.e. MC 400/401) public policy related internships.

Any student completing Field Experience with a public policy-related internship should apply.

Guyer Scholarship Announcement 

Guyer Scholarship Application Form

Summer semester applications are due November 28, 2022 (for Spring 2023 awards)


A. J. Harris II Field Experience Scholarship

For Interdisciplinary Studies Majors

Recognizes capable and deserving IDS students who are embarking upon for-credit field work experiences in the upcoming year. Please contact your IDS advisor for more information about this and other scholarships available to IDS majors.

If you are planning on an internship experience in US19, FS19 or SS20, you are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

Applications are due April 9, 2021

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Dr. Charles A. and Marjorie A. Gliozzo Endowed Scholarship

For Domestic and International Internships

The Dr. Charles A. and Marjorie A. Gliozzo Endowed Scholarship for Domestic and International Internships provides financial support for undergraduate MSU students to participate in approved accredited internship programs. Financial need is not a factor in awarding this scholarship. Scholarships for variable amounts ranging from $500 to $1500 will be awarded to recipients. 

Deadline for students planning to intern abroad in the summer, fall and spring of the following year is March 1.

Applications are due March 1

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Study Abroad


Application Deadlines

Summer and Fall Programs
Deadline for all application materials is 5 PM on April 1 in the year the scholarship will be awarded for Summer and Fall Programs.

Spring/Winter Break Programs
Deadline for all application materials is 5 PM on November 1 in the year the scholarship will be awarded for Spring/Winter Break Programs.

Spring Break Programs (only for Study Abroad Grant)
Deadline for all application materials is 5 PM on January 15 in the year the scholarship will be awarded for Spring Break Programs.

PLEASE NOTE: If application deadlines fall on a Saturday, Sunday or official University holiday, application materials will be due on the following business day by 5 p.m.
 

College of Social Science Study Abroad Grant - Summer, Fall and Spring Semester

The College of Social Science encourages participation in study abroad programs as an important component of the undergraduate experience. In support of this objective, the college will award a limited number of grants for FIRST TIME PARTICIPANTS in study abroad programs for Summer, Fall and Spring.


College of Social Science Study Abroad Alumni Scholarship - Summer, Fall and Spring Semester

Thanks to a generous endowment funded by the MSU College of Social Science Alumni Association, the College of Social Science is pleased to offer the Study Abroad Alumni Scholarship. One scholarship in the amount of $1500 each will be awarded for participants in Summer, Fall and Spring programs.


Ed & Gretchen Adler Study Abroad Scholarship - Summer, Fall and Spring Semester

Thanks to a generous endowment funded by MSU Social Science alumnus Edwin Adler and his wife Gretchen, the College of Social Science is pleased to offer the Ed & Gretchen Adler Study Abroad Scholarship.

The Adlers gave this gift in furtherance of the continuing MSU commitment to lead in international education and study abroad.


James & Kathleen Chant Study Abroad Award

This $1500 Award will benefit any Social Science major participating in a College of Social Science program and enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate commitment to academic success and would have difficulty in participating in study abroad without this award. Must be undergraduates in the College of Social Science and participating in a College of Social Science sponsored study abroad program.


National Federation of Republican Women's Betty Rendel Scholarship

Betty Rendel Scholarship awards go to three female undergraduates each year who are attending a four-year accredited college or university and majoring in political science, government or economics. It is open to women across the nation.

Applicants must have completed at least two years of college before applying for the scholarship. Students must be interested in national government, politics and economics. When applying, they should be prepared to describe their level of interest in political and civic activities and what activities they have participated in.

The scholarship is sponsored by the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) in honor of past president Betty Rendel. Scholarship applications need to be sent to the appropriate state offices listed within the application information. Each state president may select only one applicant from each state to submit to the national headquarters.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JUNE of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,000.

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For more information, contact:

Office for Experiential Learning
College of Social Science
Berkey Hall - 221
Phone: 517-432-4541
sscstudy@msu.edu