Scholarships for First-Generation Students


MSU Foundation Scholarships

MSU Foundation Scholarships are made possible through private gifts to the University made by individuals, groups or companies. They are awarded to students each year based on a wide range of criteria: college, major/minor, high school attended, outstanding academic achievement, leadership, financial need, etc.

The Search Tool will allow you to view available scholarships. You may search using keywords or the category search filter option, however you cannot apply for scholarships using the Search Tool.

For more information, including how to apply for all Foundation Scholarship opportunities by the March 1 deadline, please visit the MSU Foundation Scholarships.

Scholarships for First Generation Students

To find scholarships for first generation students, go to the MSU Foundation Scholarships' Search Tool and type 'first generation' into the Keyword Search field. This will bring up all the scholarships that mention 'first generation' in their description.

To apply for these scholarships and more, complete the MSU Foundation Annual Scholarship Application no later than March 1 for the following academic year. Learn how to apply on the MSU Foundation Scholarships page.