The scholarships below are focused on students participating in study abroad/away programs and credit-bearing internships. Most scholarships require that applicants have a major in the College of Arts & Letters.

Faculty should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs via email to calug@msu.edu. If you have any questions, contact calug@msu.edu.

CAL Study Abroad/Away Scholarship

The CAL Study Abroad/Away Scholarship is a fund dedicated to students participating in study abroad (including international internships), and study away (including NYC study away internship). Applicants must be full-time undergraduate, degree-seeking students with a major in the College of Arts & Letters. Applicants must also be participating in an MSU-approved, credit-bearing program.

These awards are eligible for summer, fall, spring academic year programs. Application deadlines: October 1 for spring programs, Dec 1 for spring break programs, March 1 for summer, fall, and academic year programs.

 

 


CAL Independent Internship Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for CAL majors who are completing an independent non-credit or credit-bearing internship, and those who are receiving low to no compensation. Preference is given to unpaid applicants. Internships may be hybrid or in-person, but are NOT intended for students completing remote-only internships. Internships must be located in the US.

Preference is given to CAL majors who are graduating one or more semesters prior to application. Financial need is considered when awarding scholarships. Applicants must be in good-standing (not on academic probation) to be considered. This scholarship is offered three times a year. Application deadline is October 15th. 

Students completing remote-only internships and seeking information regarding scholarship awards, may contact harri486@msu.edu.

 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.

Application currently closed. Please check back in December for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Academic Year 2023-24 application links.

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

Applicants must be a primary major in Arts & 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. 

Application currently closed. Please check back in December for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Academic Year 2023-24 application links.

William J. Lowe Endowed Scholarship for Undergraduate Study in Ireland

Applicants must be a primary major in Arts & 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.

Application currently closed. Please check back in December for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Academic Year 2023-24 application links.

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.

Application currently closed. Please check back in December for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Academic Year 2023-24 application links.

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. 

Application currently closed. Please check back in December for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Academic Year 2023-24 application links.

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. 

Application currently closed. Please check back in December for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Academic Year 2023-24 application links.

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.

Application currently closed. Please check back in December for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Academic Year 2023-24 application links.

 

MSU-wide Scholarships

Office for Education Abroad Scholarships

MSU’s Office for Education Abroad administers various MSU-wide study abroad scholarships. Click here for more info or to apply.

MSU Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel Scholarships

MSU’s Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel administers various study abroad scholarships for students participating in select programs in Israel. Click here for more info or to apply.

 

National Scholarships

Outside of MSU, there are a variety of national awards available for education abroad. Award amounts and criteria vary, including some awards dedicated to study in a particular region or country. These scholarships will have applications and deadlines separate from MSU. Visit the MSU Office for Education Abroad’s national scholarships page for more info.