WELCOME SPARTANS! MSUBA is excited you have chosen to continue your education at Michigan State University, the nation’s pioneer land-grant university. MSU is one of the top research universities in the world and is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists,
scientists and leaders. Michigan State University Black Alumni, Inc. (MSUBA), founded in 1980, is a 501(c)(3) corporation. We provide a limited number of scholarships to eligible students attending Michigan State University.
Scholarships are awarded in July for the Fall and Spring semesters. Fifty percent of the award is released for the Fall semester, and the other fifty percent is released for the Spring semester.
1. An applicant must meet all of the following criteria in order to be considered for a scholarship:
Must have been involved in high school extracurricular activities, community service or have been employed while in school;
Must have been accepted to MSU for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021;
Must enroll at MSU for a minimum of 12 credits; and
Must demonstrate financial need (factors considered include parental income, number of dependent for whom parent(s) is responsible, parental and personal employment status, and other financial assistance. You must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with MSU’s Financial Aid office.
2. Must submit the following documents with the completed application:
Two (2) original letters of reference signed and addressed to MSUBA, Inc.
All reference letters must be on official letterhead.
A minimum of one reference letter from a school official (ex: academic advisor, professor, employer, etc.).
Reference letters must be from non-family members.
Letters from family members will not be accepted.
Letters must be signed with a handwritten signature, title, as well as contact information if not already in letterhead.
Student Aid Report
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must maintain an overall 2.7 GPA; students that fall below the 2.7 GPA are required to contact MSUBA for assistance.
Must enroll and complete a minimum of 12 credits each semester, and
Must perform and submit documentation 10 hours of documented community service each semester for which you are receiving scholarship assistance from MSUBA.
Must send thank you letter to scholarship endowment.
Must be actively engaged with the MSU Black Alumni, Inc. Scholarship Student Organization.
All applications must be submitted by March 30, 2021. Absolutely no exceptions will be made. Applicants that apply by the deadline will receive an email (via your MSU email address) that your application was received and is being processed, by April 30, 2021. Students chosen to receive a scholarship will be notified via MSU email by May 31, 2021.
Go Green! Go White! Go MSU!
Questions? Email: Scholarship@msuba.org