Alumni Association Scholarships
The Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Alumni Association awards scholarships in one of three categories for full-time students in good standing within the college each winter.
Deadline to apply: Dec. 11, 2021 at 8 a.m.
Scholarships will be awarded for use during the 2022-2023 academic year at Michigan State University:
- Institute of Agricultural Technology - first-year students
- Up to three (3) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded for use during the second year enrolled in the Institute of Agriculture Technology (IAT).
- Undergraduate CANR Major - junior status students
- Up to eight (8) $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to juniors for use during their senior year at MSU.
- CANR Graduate Student
- Up to two (2) $3,000 scholarships will be awarded for use during the 2022-2023 academic year.
These scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate leadership and community service, possess effective communication skills, have a commitment to their chosen field of study, are well-rounded in their academic and non-academic pursuits, and have a vision or plan for their future career.
Applications are now open and available to apply online at: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0un6jM0TGmtSC0u. The deadline to submit a complete application is Dec. 11, 2021 at 8 a.m. No applications or supporting documentation will be accepted after that deadline.
The scholarship committee interviews a select number of candidates during the spring semester and notifies the recipients in April/May. The scholarship will be applied to the following academic year.
The CANR Alumni Association raises funds for these scholarships through activities such as AutumnFest and the Golfing for Scholarships event, as well as gifts from individuals.
To support the CANR Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund, please visit: https://givingto.msu.edu/gift/?sid=8188.
- The MSU Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association Scholarship will be awarded to full-time students in good standing in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) for use during the 2022-2023 academic year at Michigan State University.
- You have demonstrated commitment to your chosen field.
- You show indications of future success in your academic pursuits.
- You have a vision or plan for your future career.
- You will continue to be an ambassador for MSU and CANR long after graduation.
- Your COMPLETE application must be submitted by 8 a.m. on Dec. 11, 2021, including resume and both letters of recommendation.
Things to prepare:
- A RESUME (OR CV).
- NAMES AND CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESSES OF TWO professors/instructors and/or employers who will write letters of recommendation for you.
- We will send your letter writers ONE email with instructions on how to send us the letters.
- You are responsible for assuring that your letters are submitted by your letter writers by the deadline.
- Note that the quality of these letters is taken into account when applications are reviewed, please select your letter writers with that in mind.
- ANSWERS TO THE ESSAY QUESTIONS YOU WILL FIND IN THIS APPLICATION.
- Limit for each is about 250 words. Please use complete sentences, proper grammar, etc.
- 1) Describe your immediate plans after graduation.
- 2) Describe your longer-term goals, plans and aspirations.
- You will be able to paste in the essays, but please compose them elsewhere rather than typing them directly into this application.
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