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Financial aid and scholarships

Future Spartan Engineer Scholarship

Manufacturers Council Scholarship (Print Version PDF)

MSU scholarship

2024-25 Engineering applications are currently CLOSED! Engineering scholarships will be awarded to students by Fall 2024 for the 24-25 academic year. 

Questions? Please email us at

All scholarships are contingent upon eligibility and continuing availability of funds.

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 the MSU scholarship application. Students must fill out and submit both the general and college of engineering applications to be considered for engineering scholarships. Also, please submit a FAFSA even if you think your income exceeds the limits it is best to apply.

The following guidelines govern the scholarship selection process:

  1. 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.
  2. Applicants must be full-time students, taking a minimum of 12 credits during the semester(s) in which the scholarship will be awarded.
  3. You must be already admitted to the college of engineering or have a Combination GPA generally requiring a minimum GPA of 3.0. See Undergraduate admissions
  4. New students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits at MSU at the end of Fall Semester.
  5. Scholarships are generally not 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.

Any questions regarding your scholarships please email our scholarship team at

Dr. Laura Genik - Applied Engineering Sciences - Ex officio
Dr. Dawn Dechand - Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering - 8/15/25
Dr. Carl Lira - Chemical Engineering and Materials Science - 8/15/24
Dr. Ali Zockaie - Civil and Environmental Engineering - 8/15/24
Dr. Charles Owen - Computer Science and Engineering - 8/15/24
Dr. Bernadette Friedrich - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/Undergraduate Studies - Ex officio
Dr. Virginia Ayres - Electrical and Computer Engineering - 8/15/25
Dr. Dan Segalman - Mechanical Engineering - 8/15/24