Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Arts & Sciences and its 14 departments are proud to award over 200 scholarships awarding close to half a million dollars in private scholarship money each year to our students. From the 200 scholarships awarded, around 60 scholarships are awarded from the Dean’s Office alone, adding up to roughly $204,000. The College is incredibly thankful for its alumni, donors, and friends who make these scholarships possible. The impact that a scholarship can have on a student’s college experience is immeasurable.

As the university's largest college, College of Arts & Sciences students go through a vigorous review and award process that is streamlined through the College of Arts & Sciences scholarship committee. The committee is made up of 14 members representing each of the college’s respective departments.

If you have any questions regarding scholarships in the College of Arts & Sciences, please contact Keisha Knox at

How to Apply

ATTENTION: Scholarship applications open every year on December 1. You may access the application via MyState under the Financial Aid and Scholarships tab. We encourage all students who want to be considered to fill out the General University scholarship application and also the Arts & Sciences conditional application.

Steps to Apply

  • Student must be admitted to MSU to apply for scholarships.
  • Log in to your myState account using your NetID and NetPassword.
  • On the Banner tab, under the Financial Aid and Scholarships column, click "Submit/Revise General Scholarship Application".
  • A new window will pop up, and you'll ned to log in again using your NetID and NetPassword.
    • When you're logging in for the first time, you'll need to complete the general application.
    • Don't forget to click the "Save" button! When you're returning after your first log-in, you'll be able to see your saved information.
  • After you complete and submit your general application, you may have additional opportunities recommended to you based on your test scores, GPA, leadership and service, and applicant record. More opportunities may become available over time, so we encourage you to log in regularly and check your account to see if any additional recommendations appear.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions and Scholarships at or (662) 325-2224