Michigan State University is a public institution that was founded in 1855. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 37,454, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 5,192 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Michigan State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 73. Its in-state tuition and fees are $12,863; out-of-state tuition and fees are $33,750.

MSU pioneered the studies of packaging, hospitality business, supply chain management, and telecommunication. Today its study-abroad program is the largest of any single-campus university in the country, offering more than 200 programs in more than 60 countries on all continents including Antarctica.

Following the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is the ninth-largest university in the United States, with 47,800 students and 2,954 faculty members. The school's nuclear physics, economics, engineering, business, education, osteopathic medicine, political science, journalism, packaging, fisheries and wildlife, forestry, and criminal justice programs are among the nation's best

Scholarships and grants are types of financial aid that do not need to be repaid. They may be awarded based on need, excellence in academics or other areas, or a combination of both. The aid may be given by the federal or state government, by MSU, or by a private donor.
Some scholarships are awarded to you by MSU based on your admission information. There is nothing else you need to do to apply for these scholarships. You will be notified if you are selected.

Scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions are organized into the following categories.

Academic Merit Scholarships
Specific Criteria Scholarships
Scholarships for In-State Students
Scholarships for Out-of-State Students
Scholarships for Transfer Student

Additional scholarship resources

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Undergraduate Scholarships
Graduate Scholarships
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Kalamazoo Promise
Labor Union Scholarships
Michigan Education Association (MEA)
Native American Institute
Pride Scholarship (MSU)
Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (MSU)
State of Michigan Financial Aid Programs
United Negro College Fund
Women's Resource Center
Mildred B. Erickson Fellowship
William and Phoebe Clark Scholarship

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