MSU LIFE Scholars identify a career path through a person-centered planning process and audit 1-4 MSU or Gallatin College classes each semester to gain knowledge in their areas of interest.

MSU Life SCHOLAR, Jack studying with peer patner


The MSU LIFE Scholars Certificate is awarded to students upon successful completion of the requirements in academics, campus engagement and career development. Students are expected to demonstrate satisfactory progress, which is assessed using a LIFE Scholars proficiency scoring scale.

Length of program: 3 years 

Minimum Academic Credit Requirements: 20  (14 academic  + 6 internship credits )

Minimum Campus Engagement Hours: 48 hours

Career Development Requirement: 6 credits and successful completion of 2 internship rotations


rob and lexi       emelyn and jack working on project       andee and joseph

Supports and Accommodations

LIFE Scholars staff work closely with faculty and the MSU Office of Disability Services to identify and provide individualized supports to ensure a successful learning experience.  

Students must register with the MSU Office of Disability Services and provide the required disability documentation to receive their accommodations, which includesnote taking, nonstandard testing conditions, accessible texts, interpreting services, and the SmartyCats tutoring offered through the Office of Student Success.  Additional supports, such as individualized course modifications, assistive technology, and peer partner support are provided through the LIFE Scholars program.