Apply for Scholarships

Each year, through the generosity of our alumni and friends, the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities is able to grant several awards and scholarships to our students. To be considered for any of these College level awards, please complete the following application and submit it electronically it to Niki Rudolph (niki@msu.edu) by March 2, 2018.

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More about the 2018 scholarships:

The following are all scholarships available to students in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities for the 2018-19 academic year. (Please note: Ruth Dahlberg Smith award can be applied to Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019, depending on the study abroad program). By completing the application above, you will be considered for any scholarship for which you are eligible.

Richard A. and Joanne D. Brodie Endowed Scholarship for the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

This award seeks to grant deserving student the opportunity to experience the arts and humanities, and through their future work, the lives of others will be enriched and inspired. Recipients must be an incoming freshmen or transfer student and shall be selected on the basis of outstanding academic achievement with preference for those with financial need.

Amount of award: $1000

Lillian McMahon Endowed Scholarship for the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Established by Dr. George Melnik in honor of Lillian McMahon, the first woman in the United States to own a McDonald’s franchise, to honor her compassion and spirit for higher education. This scholarship is intended to provide a student an opportunity to gain the ability to solve problems through analysis and critical thinking—skills that Dr. Melnik used to further his own education and to be successful in life. This award was created to support students who are currently pursuing a major in the Arts and Humanities, who have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher, and who demonstrate financial need.

Amount of award: $2000

Justin Morrill College Legacy Scholarship

Established by the alumni from the Justin Morrill College, this award is intended to encourage students who demonstrate the capacity to achieve their educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.

Amount of award: $1000

Ruth Dahlberg Smith Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship

Established by the family and friends of Ruth Dahlberg Smith (http://ow.ly/JaOB308JKft), who was dedicated to international study, this award seeks to ensure that every RCAH students has the opportunity for an academic international experience appropriate to their interests before graduation. Students must be accepted to a study abroad program for the upcoming year and have a GPA or 3.0 or higher. Preference given to those with financial need.

Amount of award: One or more awards for a total of $2300

RCAH Alumni Honor Scholarship

Established by the alumni of the RCAH in 2017 to recognize the 10th anniversary of the college, this award seeks to support students pursuing a commitment to the arts and humanities, civic engagement, and social justice. Students must be incoming first year or transfer students, with a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. Preference given to those who demonstrate financial need and/or who are first generation college students.

Amount of award: $2000

RCAH Dean’s Opportunity Fund

Supported by the friends, parents, and alumni of the RCAH, this award seeks to support both current and entering students in the RCAH, who demonstrate a dedication and curiosity about the arts and humanities, with preference given to those students who demonstrate financial need.

Amount of award: Two awards at $1000 each; Seven awards at $2000 each; Four awards at $1000 each and renewable for all four years*.

*Students must maintain an MSU GPA of 3.0 or higher and a major in the Arts and Humanities.