Faculty should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs via email to calug@msu.edu.

CAL Experiential Learning Scholarship

The College of Arts & Letters has multiple scholarships for experiential learning opportunities including study abroad, study away, and internships. These financial awards are to be used toward MSU-approved, credit-bearing programs. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate, degree-seeking students with a major in the College of Arts & Letters. Please review the requirements for each scholarship category in the application. Submit only one application and your materials will be reviewed under the following five categories: Foreign Language Scholarship, Beyond Boundaries Scholarship, Excel Network Scholarship, Study Away Scholarship, Independent Internship, and Supplemental Citizen Scholar Award. These awards are eligible for summer, fall, spring academic year programs. The application deadlines: October 1 for spring programs, Dec 15 for spring break programs. The summer, fall and academic year program deadline has been extended to May 20.  Go to the application

Arts & Letters Endowed Scholarship Fund for Study Abroad

Applicants must be in their junior year when applying and be a primary major in the College of Arts & Letters. Applicants must write a statement of purpose that will focus on the integration of their international education and their personal career objectives. The amount of the award depends on available funds and will be credited during the tuition payment process. This award is eligible for summer, fall, and academic year programs only. The application deadline is March 1. Go to the application.

John W. Eadie Scholarship in Arts & Letters for International Education

Applicants must be a primary major in Arts and Letters, be junior standing (56-87 earned credits), have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and reach senior standing by the following summer or fall semester. The amount of the award depends on available funds. The award will be credited during the summer or fall tuition payment process. This award is eligible for summer, fall, and academic year programs only. The application deadline is March 1.  Go to the application.

William J. Lowe Endowed Scholarship for Undergraduate Study in Ireland

Applicants must be a primary major in Arts and Letters, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, have a sophomore or above class standing (minimum 28 credits), and planning to study abroad in Ireland for the upcoming spring, summer, or fall semesters. The amount of the award depends on available funds. The award will be credited during the tuition payment process. This award is eligible for summer, fall, and academic year programs only.  The application deadline is March 1.  Go to the application.

Margie L. Rodgers Gillette Endowed Scholarship for Study Abroad

This scholarship is intended to benefit students pursuing a degree in the College of Arts & Letters who choose to participate in a study abroad program within the College. This scholarship is intended for students with financial need. Preference shall be given to students in their junior/senior year who are majoring in a foreign language with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This award is eligible for summer programs onlyThe application deadline is March 1.​​  Go to the application.

Ryder Scholarship

All MSU students who are planning to study abroad are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Past recipients have had a GPA of 3.5 or above. The amount of the award depends on available funds. The award will be credited during the tuition payment process. This award is eligible for summer, fall, and academic year programs only. The application deadline is March 1.  Go to the application.

Sara and David Taft Fellowship for Experiential Learning Opportunities in CAL

This endowment will support student experiential learning opportunities (internships or other types of practical job and learning experiences) with film, arts, and cultural organizations in Grand Traverse County. The amount of the award depends on available funds. The award will be credited during the tuition payment process. This award is eligible for summer, fall, and academic year programs only. The application deadline is March 1.  Go to the application. 

Robert and Catherine Workman Endowed Scholarship for Study Abroad in Arts & Letters

This scholarship is intended to benefit students pursuing a degree in the College of Arts & Letters who choose to participate in a study abroad program within the College. Applicants must be full-time students in good standing with a declared major in the College of Arts and Letters and a GPA of 3.0 or above.  Applicants must also have applied to a CAL study abroad program. This award is eligible for summer programs onlyThe application deadline is March 1.​​  Go to the application.

MSUFCU Intern Award

Funded by the generosity of the MSUFCU and individual donors, the MSUFCU Internship Opportunity Award provides stipend awards of up to $1,000 each to help cover out-of-pocket expenses related to an unpaid internship. The number of awards will be based on available program funds and demonstrated student interest and need. Contingent awards are available for students who have not accepted an internship offer by the application deadline, but internships must be secured (confirmed) with 10 days of the deadline. (Many awards will be for less than the maximum $1,000 award.)

Fall 2020 program applications:
Application submissions begin on Monday, August 10 after 8:00am
Application deadline is Tuesday, September 22 at 11:59pm

Recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate MSU student in good standing;
  • Demonstrated financial need (as determined by the MSU Office of Financial Aid and the student essay);
  • Internships can be on-site, virtual (remote), or a combination of on-site/virtual (“Stay safe, Spartans!”);
  • Program is not open to students who are: interning with an MSU department; interning internationally; past Award recipients; or in a graduate level program;

Application Process:

  • Log in to D2L system at D2L.msu.edu and click on “Self Registration” and then select class option “MSUFCU Intern Award”
  • Complete and submit the application survey form
  • Upload your current resume
  • Upload your personal essay 
    • One page (about 500 words) describing your academic and career goals and how this internship fits into your strategy for achieving your goals. You are encouraged to demonstrate your passion for your internship opportunity as well as make your case for any financial considerations (e.g., out-of-pocket expenses) that are affecting your ability to pursue your internship. If you have not yet secured one, describe the #1 priority internship you are pursuing.
  • Note: You should receive a confirmation email after completing each of the above actions

Questions regarding the application process, please contact: Bill Morgan at morganw6@msu.edu