Scholars Application

We are so excited that you are interested in joining the Scholars Program! 

To apply to the Social Science Scholars Program, you must provide the following materials:

  • Two reference letters from high school teachers and/or advisors/professors sent directly to Jenn Arbogast.
  • An official high school transcript detailing academic record sent directly to Jenn Arbogast.
  • A written statement of up to 2,000 words that will enable the selection panel to evaluate your suitability for the program. This may take the form of (a) a personal reflection on why this program would benefit you and suit your abilities and aspirations; (b) an analysis of specific social, political, economic, environmental or ethical issues that are of personal interest to you; or (c) some combination of (a) and (b). Please paste your statement into the application form.
  • Prospective students applying for admission will have the option to apply to the Social Science Scholars Program without submitting an ACT or SAT score. MSU is making this change as a result of test-taking disruptions due to the novel coronavirus. Applicants who would like to have test scores considered will have the ability to submit their scores by emailing a copy to Jenn Arbogast at jennarbo@msu.eduStudents in no way will be penalized for not submitting scores.

Selected applicants will then be invited for an on-campus or online interview. The deadline for applications each calendar year is April 1 for admission in the fall but early application is strongly recommended.

A written statement of up to 2,000 words that will enable the selection panel to evaluate your suitability for the program. This may take the form of (a) a personal reflection on why this program would benefit you and suit your abilities and aspirations; (b) an analysis of specific social, political, economic, environmental or ethical issues that are of personal interest to you; or (c) some combination of (a) and (b). Please paste your statement into the box.

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