Scholarships & Paying for College

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid distributes more than 60 million dollars in financial assistance to over 50% of the MSU student population. A number of scholarship, loan, grant, and work study packages are available for students who inquire.


Listed in these pages are 4-year, Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT), and industry scholarships, including the Michigan Dairy Memorial Scholarships, for which ANS students may be eligible. Some applications are available in the ANS Undergraduate Student Affairs Office in Room 1250 Anthony Hall. Others are available at the address or website provided. Students will be notified via email when available scholarships come into the department Undergraduate Office.

Additional scholarships may be available through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Academic and Student Affairs Office in the Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture and via the ANR Alumni Association

Check MSU’s Scholarship Search website to find other opportunities.

Scholars and Fellows

Justin S. Morrill Leadership FellowsSelect group of undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) who have demonstrated significant academic achievement and participation in campus life and student leadership. Morrill Leadership Fellows represent MSU and the CANR to prospective students, alumni, industry partners and community stakeholders on campus, throughout the state of Michigan and beyond.

CANR STEM-FEE Scholars Program: Designed to address important national need in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields of food, energy and the environment (FEE).

William A. Demmer Scholars Program in Washington, D.C.: Paid interns at federal agencies or non-governmental organizations that focus on natural resources.

The Hal and Jean Glassen Scholars ProgramStudents in the Glassen program also have real-world experience while working as full-time paid interns at state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations or businesses that focus on complex natural resource issues in Michigan.


The Department of Animal Science has numerous opportunities for student employment, as does MSU.