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 Experiential Learning Scholarship

The CAL Experiential Learning Scholarship is a fund dedicated to students participating in study abroad, study away, and credit-bearing internship programs. 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.

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 and Independent Internship Scholarship.

These awards are eligible for summer, fall, spring academic year programs. Application deadlines: October 15 for spring programs, Dec 15 for spring break programs, March 15 for summer, fall* and academic year programsStudents participating in a credit-bearing independent internship or Global Remote Internship Program during the fall semester can apply for this scholarship until Sep 15.

Currently only accepting spring 2022 applications. Applications for Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 programs are not yet available. Please check back after January 1, 2022 to apply for programs occurring after Spring 2022.)


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 15.

Application is not yet available. Please check back after January 1, 2022.


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 15. 

Application is not yet available. Please check back after January 1, 2022.


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 15.

Application is not yet available. Please check back after January 1, 2022.


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 15.

Application is not yet available. Please check back after January 1, 2022.


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 15. 

Application is not yet available. Please check back after January 1, 2022.


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 15. 

Application is not yet available. Please check back after January 1, 2022.


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 15.

Application is not yet available. Please check back after January 1, 2022.


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.