Michigan State University was founded in 1855 and became the nation’s first land grant institution, becoming a model for future land grant universities. The university was initially founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, which was among one of the country’s first institutions of higher education to teach agriculture scientifically.
After the Morrill Act was introduced, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture.
Today, Michigan State University is that the ninth-largest university within the US in terms of enrollment and has approximately 540,000 living alumni worldwide. Michigan state university has over 50,000 students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. There are various scholarships available to incoming students with non-U.S. residency status.
Honors College Excellence Scholarship Awarded to a get group of non-Michigan residents and international students who are Honors College invitees. The Excellence Scholarship for international students has a value of $13,000 annually over eight semesters. There is also the Miriam J. Kelley African Scholarship Grant Program that is intended to encourage African students (women are strongly urged to apply) to study at MSU and in turn contribute to the development of their country.
Eligible Countries: African countries About the Award: Two annual awards to encourage African students to enhance their studies and make a contribution to the development of their country. Women are strongly urged to apply. The Miriam J. Kelley African Scholarship can make a minimum of two awards annually of up to $1,000. The number of awards made and actual award amounts depend upon the standard of proposals and therefore the resources available within the financial year during which funds are proposed for expenditure. Scholarship Type: Graduate (Masters, PhD.)
Eligibility: Applicants must be Michigan State University, African students in good academic standing. Applicants should be Michigan State University students on a short-lived visa. Applicants must be able to expatiate on the factors that suggest the likelihood of their returning to their home country. Applicants must have demonstrated capacity to realize their educational goals and have the assertiveness to hunt further opportunities to advance their education. Selection Criteria: Proposals may request support for tuition or other educational expenses such as research gathering or dissertation writing.
Personal, education-related, or family expenses also will be considered. Proposals requesting partial support to attend knowledgeable conferences also will be considered.
Number of Awards: 2 Value of Award: $1,000.
How to Apply:
Application: Applications could also be submitted at any time, but must be presented by July 15 per annum.
The application consists of two parts, a narrative and a couple of supporting letters. Part I: Your narrative must consist of 3 single-spaced pages or less and should treat the following topics: 1. General description of applicant’s educational goals and therefore the relationship of the proposed activities to those goals, (What you’ll do and why, where and with whom).
- Budget outline detailing expected costs of the activities and other confirmed or prospective funding from the university or outside sources to be received by the student during the period of these activities.
- Specific purpose of the activities and therefore the benefits likely within the short or end of the day to the scholar and the student’s home country. Part II: Supporting letters
Two supporting letters are required, one from the applicant’s advisor or chairperson and another from an educator of the applicant. Visit the Programme Webpage for more details