Scholarships Affiliated with Student Life and Engagement

The following scholarships are affiliated with Student Life and Engagement. The applications are scheduled to become active on January 8, 2024.  

The deadline to apply for most of these scholarships is 11:55 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2024. However, please make sure you read details of each scholarship for differences in deadline, requirements and submission processes. Unless a separate link is provided, learn about or apply for these and other scholarship and funding opportunities, please visit the MSU Scholarships website.

Questions? Contact Lisa Vanwelsenaers at 517-355-8286 or email

Career Services Internship Opportunity Awards

MSU Career Services Internship Opportunity Award program will begin accepting applications early March 2023, from any undergraduate student who is actively pursuing or has secured an unpaid summer internship. While preference will be given based on financial need and other considerations, internship locations anywhere in the U.S. are eligible. The deadline for applications for Summer 2023 program will be in late March (to be announced.)

Fraternity & Sorority Life Scholarships

Mary Beth Knox Scholarship was established to keep Mary Beth’s (member of Alpha Chi Omega) memory alive by assisting fellow students, one member of a sorority and one member of a fraternity from the Fraternity & Sorority community, whose lives have been impacted by cancer. 

Morgan McGregor Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014. Priority shall be given to members of Pi Beta Phi Sorority; preference given to applicants pursuing a degree within the Eli Broad College of Business; if there are no applicants from Pi Beta Phi Sorority, the scholarship becomes available to members of all Greek Councils. 

Panhellenic Scholarship was created for women who hold membership in a Panhellenic Council affiliated sorority and exhibit leadership through participation of the chapter house and in the Fraternity & Sorority community

Gender and Sexuality Campus Center Scholarships

The Pride Endowed Scholarship Fund was founded in 2000 by Bill Beachler, MSU Alumnus, and GLFSA, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Faculty Staff and Graduate Student Association if Michigan State University. In 2019 GLFSA was re-established and renamed EPIC, the Employee Pride and Inclusion Coalition. The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center manages this scholarship in consultation with EPIC. Candidates should demonstrate academic achievement and involvement with or contributions to the LGBTQA+ community. Preference is given to an incoming, first year (or transfer) student, although all undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. 

Stephen P. Pougnet and Christopher J. Green Endowed Scholarship, is awarded to a currently enrolled student of junior or senior standing (preference is given to students enrolled in The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University). Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence and involvement with or contributions to LGBT communities. 

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities Scholarships

Last year, the RCPD awarded over $40,000 worth of scholarships to both graduate and undergraduate students. Get your applications in on time, so you don’t miss out on these amazing opportunities for funding. Learn more about scholarship opportunities from RCPD.

Scholarships for Student Leadership

Asian Pacific Student Leadership Endowment Fund (learn more) was established to support student leadership involvement with the Asian Pacific American community at Michigan State University. 

ASMSU Awards for Distinguished Leaders supports students who exhibit active educational and professional leadership throughout the university community and ensure that the financial demands and impacts on these students are minimized. There are a total of six scholarships available.  

  • Charles Beachnau Spartan Leadership Award
  • Honorable Maria Ladas Hoopes Leadership Award
  • Dr. Lee June Multi-Cultural Leadership Award
  • The Bill Livingood Recognized Leadership Award
  • John McQuitty Student Advocacy Award
  • Sam Singh Community Leadership and Engagement Award

Efrain and Francisca Marinez Farm Workers Scholarship was established to support and encourage educational opportunities for farm working students who wish to pursue and earn college degrees through MSU.

Excalibur Student Leadership Scholarship supports students who serve in leadership roles across campus. 

Todos Organizados Para Cuidar Estudiantes (TOCE)/L.U.P.E. Scholarship was established to support students who exhibit involvement and commitment to the MSU Chicano/Latino Community. 

Scholarships for Student Parents

Christine S. Carter Leese Fund for Student Parents was established to support MSU Student Parents. Preference is given to support single parents and those that demonstrate financial need. To apply for the scholarship, visit the MSU Scholarship page here. For more information, visit the Student Parent Resource Center page.

Council of Graduate Students Childcare Support Award (Learn more) endowment was established by the Council of Graduate Students Graduate students to provide graduate students with support for costs associated with childcare at Michigan State University. This endowment supports all income eligible graduate students at MSU, domestic and international. Low income undergraduate student parents may also be eligible for the MSU Child Care Grant funding. 

Student Parents on A Mission Award was established to support members of the Registered Student Organization, SPOM, who are active SPOM participants and meet the scholarship criteria.

Scholarships for Student Veterans

Charles and Dorothy Doane Veterans Education Trust Scholarships

  • The Charles and Dorothy Doane Veterans Education Trust (VET) Education Abroad Scholarship has been established to meet the needs of veterans enrolled at MSU where the funds will make the greatest impact and will be awarded spring, summer, or fall semester. 
  • The Doane Veterans Education Trust (VET) Success Scholarship:  Funds may be used to provide direct scholarship support for tuition, books, study abroad, internships, childcare or housing for graduate and undergraduate students and/or be used to enhance counseling services, tutoring and life skills programs, family support services, disability support services or career development services. 

Lou Bender Endowed Scholarship for Veterans will provide a minimum $500 for veterans attending MSU to be awarded for spring, summer or fall semester.