Student Funding

This is a list of internationally focused funding opportunities for students. For complete scholarship information, contact the Office of Financial Aid.


Undergraduate Funding

  • Claffey Meyer International Travel Grant (doc)
    This award provides financial assistance to domestic students who intend to travel to developing countries for the purpose of providing technical assistance, participate in research, or engage in service. The intent is for students to work towards discovering and implementing solutions in response to urgent human needs (for example: food security, environmental quality, health and nutrition, education, and other areas) and, thereby, to encourage careers in international development teaching, research and practice. Grants are intended to support travel, related living expenses, and projects costs, not to be used as a tuition scholarship.
  • David D. Horner International Student Scholarship Fund
    A scholarship fund reserved for international students in financial distress due to circumstances beyond their control, which may jeopardize students' ability to remain at MSU. 
  • Fulbright Grants
    Undergraduate grants for international study and research.
  • FLAS: Foreign Language and Area Studies
    Fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students studying a foreign language.
  • Global Spartan Scholarship (GSS)
    Scholarships for incoming international freshmen at MSU.
  • Homer Higbee International Education Award (PDF)
    An annual award for one student from the U.S. and one international student who have made a significant contribution to the promotion of international understanding at MSU. For more information, contact the Office for International Students and Scholars.
  • Study Abroad Student Scholarships
    For a variety of scholarships and grants for MSU students in study abroad programs, contact the Office of Study Abroad, Room 109 International Center. For more information on undergraduate student scholarships, please see the Office of Financial Aid.
  • S.C. Lee Awards: Scholarship and Best Paper
    Scholarships for students with a serious commitment to Asian Studies, and an award for the best undergraduate paper on an Asian topic.

Graduate Funding 

  • Claffey Meyer International Travel Grant (doc)
    This award provides financial assistance to domestic students who intend to travel to developing countries for the purpose of providing technical assistance, participate in research, or engage in service. The intent is for students to work towards discovering and implementing solutions in response to urgent human needs (for example: food security, environmental quality, health and nutrition, education, and other areas) and, thereby, to encourage careers in international development teaching, research and practice. Grants are intended to support travel, related living expenses, and projects costs, not to be used as a tuition scholarship.
  • FLAS Fellowships for Less Commonly Taught Languages
  • Fulbright Grants
    Graduate grants for international study and research.
  • Dr. Charles and Marjorie Gliozzo Dissertation Research Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to MSU doctoral students with dissertation research objectives who have defended, or are in the process of defending, a dissertation proposal. The scholarship supports field research abroad in support of the student's dissertation.
  • Graduate Student International Travel Grant (GSITG)
    ISP offers small travel grants to graduate students at MSU who are engaged in research that deals with international issues. The Graduate Student International Travel Grant (formerly the Global Young Scholars Grant) provides funding for graduate students to present papers with an international focus at international professional conferences at international locations. For more information, see the Graduate School Funding Guide.
  • International Student Mandela Fellowship Program (pdf)*
    The award is provided to a graduate student/junior faculty or professional from South Africa. Candidates are nominated by the MSU department recommending admission. First preference will be given to those applicants applying to come to MSU for the first time and from home institutions with linkage agreements with MSU who also have matching support from their home institution. Nominations should be submitted by April 15th each year.
  • Miriam J. Kelley African Scholarship Grant Program (doc)
    Two annual awards to encourage MSU African students to enhance their studies and make a contribution to the development of their country. Women are strongly urged to apply. For more information contact the Office for International Students and Scholars, 103 International Center.
  • MSU Library's Scholarships for Graduate Students
    This is a very comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities for graduate students.
  • S.C. Lee Best Paper Award
    Award for the best graduate paper on an Asian topic. For more information contact the Asian Studies Center, 108 International Center.
  • Traveling Scholar Program (for Ph.D. candidates only)
    The Traveling Scholar Program enables doctoral-level students at any CIC university to take advantage of educational opportunities--specialized courses, unique library collections, unusual laboratories--at any other CIC university without change in registration or increase in tuition.
  • Walker Hill Scholarship
    An award for an MSU doctoral student at pre-dissertation stage who has completed adequate credits to have pre-dissertation research objectives. Description, appropriateness and feasibility of pre-dissertation research objectives to be accomplished during the period spent abroad. Financial need may be considered, previous recipients of a Walker Hill award or an ISP Predissertation Travel Award are not eligible. To be used for pre-dissertation visits to the site of the doctoral research in a country outside the United States (for international students, research in one's own country does not qualify).
  • Whittier Endowed International Health Scholarship Fund
    This scholarship is available to MSU graduate students (Master's or Ph.D. level) or MSU professional students who are in the either the College of Human Medicine or the College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is meant to fund international health research (graduate level) or approved international health clerkships (4-6 week duration) for third or fourth year medical students.