This scholarship form can be used to apply for the Merit Scholarship. 

Merit Scholarship

University Studies offers multiple Merit Scholarships of up to $2500 for continuing University Studies students who have attained high scholastic achievement. Applicants must:

  1. have completed two semesters of study at MSU
  2. have successfully completed 27 MSU credits over the past two semesters
  3. be enrolled in University Studies at the time of application
  4. have a grade point average of at least 3.5 over at least two semesters at the time of application

Award funds are distributed over Fall and Spring semesters for one year.

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Overview of Scholarships

Athena

The Athena Scholarship is an award designed to recognize outstanding University Studies female students. Applicants are selected based on their scholastic achievements, community involvement and goals for the future. University Studies offers multiple Athena Scholarships of up to $2000 for continuing University Studies students. Applicants must:

Required Qualifications
  1. Female student who has completed at least two semesters of study at MSU
  2. Completion of at least 24 MSU credits over the past two semesters
  3. Have a grade point average of at least 3.5
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Have been enrolled in University Studies, Pre-US, Pre-Med Intake or COEX for at least one semester
  2. OR have been a Peer Leader or Orientation Leader for US
  3. Demonstrated ability to overcome adversity‚Äč
If you are applying for the Athena Scholarship, please include in your essay, how you have been able to overcome adversity in your life or during your college journey.

Merit

University Studies offers multiple Merit Scholarships of up to $2500 for continuing University Studies students who have attained high scholastic achievement. Applicants must:

  1. have completed two semesters of study at MSU
  2. have successfully completed 27 MSU credits over the past two semesters
  3. be enrolled in University Studies at the time of application
  4. have a grade point average of at least 3.5 over at least two semesters at the time of application

Award funds are distributed over Fall and Spring semesters for one year.

Once you submit this primary application you will be asked to upload supporting documentation.

Scholarships
Personal Information
Provide your full name
You are not required to provide an answer.
Activities
Identify and describe briefly in the spaces below up to four on- or off-campus activities you have been involved with (while at MSU) having to do with service or leadership.
Awards and Honors

Identify and describe briefly in the spaces below up to five awards or honors you have received. (e.g., academic, achievement, all-state contest, etc.)

Financial Situation
Advanced Placement and/or College Courses
Personal Statement
(250-500 words) Describe your academic and personal goals (e.g., majors you may be interested in, what you hope to get out of your college experience, career paths you may be considering, etc.). How will this scholarship help you meet those goals? How has your community involvement made you an exemplary candidate for this scholarship? If you are applying for the Athena scholarship, please describe how you have demonstrated the ability to overcome adversity in your life. 

Federal regulations require MSU to obtain written permission from the awardee for release of academic and biographical information to the scholarship donor and/or the news media. By submitting this form, you agree that relevant information may be released.

Further, you also confirm the accuracy of all the above information and understand that any false or misleading statements may invalidate your application.