Student Scholarships

Interior Design students working on design rendering drawings in the classroom.The School of Planning, Design and Construction offers various scholarships for students, which encompass a range of different topics and requirements, including study abroad, financial need, leadership and underrepresented students in a particular major. Depending on your needs, there is a scholarship for you! We are grateful to our donors for making these scholarships possible.

2021-2022 SPDC Scholarship Application Form – Deadline Jan. 18, 2021 at 4 p.m.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications has past.

To see what scholarships you might be eligible for, please visit MSU‘s scholarship search website.

Questions about SPDC Scholarships 

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List of SPDC Scholarships

To learn more about SPDC scholarships, go to MSU Scholarship Search and select your major from the “Major or Specialization” drop-down menu.

Construction Management Undergraduate Scholarships

Curtis M. Beachum Building Construction Management Scholarship

Endowed by the James C. Beachum family, honoring Curtis Beachum; awarded to junior or senior students enrolled in the Construction Management Program with commitment to a career in the construction industry, satisfactory academic record, extracurricular activities, involvement in campus life, and personal integrity.

Black Family Building Your Future Scholarship

Endowed by Kristine and Steven Black; awarded to students majoring in the Construction Management program with a core program GPA of 3.25 or higher with preference to partial or non-scholarship athletes in any intercollegiate team sport.

The Thomas H. Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship

Endowed by Patricia A. Burkhardt in memory of Tom Burkhardt; awarded to Construction Management students who have achieved junior status with preference given to non-traditional students who have additional needs or challenges by returning to complete his or her education at a later age (i.e. non-traditional students may be older than average, have a spouse and/or children. Special consideration given to students with active involvement in Sigma Lambda Chi or other CM related organizations or activities.

Brenda M. Campbell Memorial

Awarded to an undergraduate student who have achieved junior status or above and is enrolled in the Construction Management program. Recipient must demonstrate leadership, posse’s 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. Preference shall be given to a female student.

Patrick D. Clark and Kevin A. Clark Spartan Cornerstone Scholarship

Endowed by Patrick D. Clark and Kevin A. Clark; all students entering their freshman or sophomore year at MSU are eligible with preference to students in the School of Planning, Design and Construction.

R. William Clark Memorial Scholarship

Established by The Greater Lansing Home Builders Association in memory of R. William Clark; awarded to full-time undergraduate juniors or seniors enrolled in the Construction Management Program with preference to students who have a strong academic record. Recipients shall be selected based on academic achievement, personal integrity, financial need, commitment to a career in residential or light commercial construction and have a minimum of two terms of college left to complete.

Alexander W. Cron Construction Management Undergraduate Memorial Endowment

Endowed by Douglas J. and Sandra L. Cron in memory of their son Alex; awarded to Construction Management undergraduate majors that cancer has one way, or another touched or effected their lives and ability to continue or complete their academic studies, or to incoming freshman who have demonstrated academic achievement, a strong interest in the Construction Management program, and the construction industry. 

Lawrence C. Dailey Endowed Scholarship

Endowed by Roberta A. Dailey in memory of her husband, Lawrence C. Dailey, awarded to students enrolled in the Construction Management program with a 3.3 or higher GPA. Preference shall be given to students with financial needs.

DTN Management Co Endowed Scholarship

Endowed by DTN Management Co; awarded to juniors or seniors majoring in Construction Management, with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

William B. Lloyd Endowment in Building Construction Management

Established by family, friends, and alumni to honor the memory of William B. Llyod; awarded to undergraduate Construction Management students based on academic performance, work experience, commitment to industry, and involvement in extracurricular activities, or high school seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement with a strong interest in the Construction Management Program or construction industry.

Ed Gavin Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to worthy students in residential construction courses.

Cathy Morrison Memorial Endowed Scholarship Challenge

Endowed by family and friends of Cathy Morrison; awarded to a Construction Management undergraduate or graduate major who has achieved at least junior class status and is admitted to the Construction Management program with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference shall be given to applicants who are veterans, members of the National Guard, ROTC, or who are seeking a military career and to students who are employed.

Gerald C. Olrich Construction Management Undergraduate Scholarship

Endowed by Marsha Kay Olrich; awarded to undergraduate Construction Management majors based on academic performance, work experience, commitment to construction industry, involvement in extracurricular activities, or to incoming freshman who have demonstrated academic achievement with strong interest in the Construction Management program.

Frederick Schmid Honorary Fund

Provide financial assistance to graduate students enrolled in the Construction Management Program.

Steven R. Stokosa Memorial Endowment in Building Construction Management

Established by family, friends, and alumni to honor the memory of Steven R. Stokosa; awarded to Construction Management majors based on academic performance, work experience, commitment to industry, and involvement in extracurricular activities, or incoming freshman who have demonstrated academic achievement with a strong interest in the Construction Management Program, and the construction industry.

Albert A. White Scholarship Fund

Provide financial assistance to students in the Construction Management Program.

D.R. Wisely Scholarship

Endowed by Daryel R. and Lois E. Wisely; awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources pursuing a degree in the Construction Management program.

Construction Management Graduate Scholarships

Black Family Building Your Future Scholarship

Endowed by Kristine and Steven Black; awarded to students majoring in the Construction Management program with a core program GPA of 3.25 or higher with preference to partial or non-scholarship athletes in any intercollegiate team sport.

The Thomas H. Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship

Endowed by Patricia A. Burkhardt in memory of Tom Burkhardt; awarded to Construction Management students who have achieved junior status with preference given to non-traditional students who have additional needs or challenges by returning to complete his or her education at a later age (i.e. non-traditional students may be older than average, have a spouse and/or children. Special consideration given to students with active involvement in Sigma Lambda Chi or other CM related organizations or activities.

Lawrence C. Dailey Endowed Scholarship

Endowed by Roberta A. Dailey in memory of her husband, Lawrence C. Dailey, awarded to students enrolled in the Construction Management program with a 3.3 or higher GPA. Preference shall be given to students with financial needs.

Ed Gavin Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to worthy students in residential construction courses.

Cathy Morrison Memorial Endowed Scholarship Challenge

Endowed by family and friends of Cathy Morrison; awarded to a Construction Management undergraduate or graduate major who has achieved at least junior class status and is admitted to the Construction Management program with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference shall be given to applicants who are veterans, members of the National Guard, ROTC, or who are seeking a military career and to students who are employed.

Frederick Schmid Honorary Fund

Provide financial assistance to graduate students enrolled in the Construction Management Program.

Albert A. White Scholarship Fund

Provide financial assistance to students in the Construction Management Program.

Interior Design Undergraduate Scholarships

Georgia Burgess Student Enrichment Fund

Endowed by Robert K. and Georgia A. Burgess; funds to support opportunities for Interior Design students to be exposed to extensive academic and professional experiences by enriching their design, business, and communication skill sets.

Crandell Family Interior Design Scholarship

Established by Bert and Lindy Crandell; awarded to a student that is a resident of the State of Michigan, is a junior or senior in good academic standing, maintains a 3.0 or higher GPA, and is majoring in Interior Design.

Morna KIine Memorial Fund

Awarded to an outstanding senior Interior Design student who shows unusual creativity and talent, not dependent upon GPA.

Margaret Mika Endowed Scholarship

Endowed by Margaret Mika; awarded to juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in Interior Design with an average 3.0 GPA who have a talent for and heartfelt interest in Interior Design.

Suzanne Riebschlager Design Scholarship

Established by Karen J. Zurawski to honor a loved mother, sister, and friend; awarded to recipients enrolled in the Interior Design program with preference given to first-generation students who hold a 3.3. GPA or higher, and who have demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities outside the classroom and in their communities.

Rich Schwabauer and NBS Commercial Interiors Endowed Fund for Interior Design

Endowed by Richard Schwabauer, owner, and president of NBS Commercial Interiors, Inc.; awarded to recipients in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who have demonstrated financial need, with preference to applicants who have received endorsements from SPDC, CANR faculty and staff as having demonstrated a serious desire to have a career in Interior Design upon graduation.

Mary Shipley Endowed Scholarship

Endowed by Mary Jo Haggerty; awarded to full time students enrolled in the Interior Design major or under review for admission.

Environmental Design Graduate Scholarships

Jack G. Anderson Student Enrichment Fund for Landscape Architecture

Established by Brian Anderson, Deanne Preston, Tammy Freeman, and Jeff Anderson in memory of Jack, a MSU Landscape Architecture graduate; funds to support students travel to conferences or competitions, charrettes, and other experiential learning opportunities for Landscape Architecture students.

Robert P. and Phyllis Bach Landscape Architecture Enrichment Fund

Established by Robert P. and Phyllis A. Bach to support faculty, undergraduate/graduate scholarship assistance, and visiting scholars for guest lectureships.

Georgia Burgess Student Enrichment Fund

Endowed by Robert K. and Georgia A. Burgess; funds to support opportunities for Interior Design students to be exposed to extensive academic and professional experiences by enriching their design, business, and communication skill sets; undergraduate study abroad scholarships.

John and Patricia Chipman Endowed International Enrichment Program in Landscape Architecture

Endowed by John Chipman, Sr.; established to support the Landscape Architecture Study Abroad Program.

Margaret Mika Endowed Scholarship

Endowed by Margaret Mika; awarded to juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in Interior Design with an average 3.0 GPA who have a talent for and heartfelt interest in Interior Design.

Kenneth and Shirley Polakowski Family Scholarship

Endowed by Kenneth and Shirley Polakowski; awarded to students enrolled in the Landscape Architecture Program based on academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to upper class students and students who are members of underrepresented groups.  

Suzanne Riebschlager Design Scholarship

Established by Karen J. Zurawski to honor a loved mother, sister, and friend; awarded to recipients enrolled in the Interior Design program with preference given to first-generation students who hold a 3.3. GPA or higher, and who have demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities outside the classroom and in their communities.

Rich Schwabauer and NBS Commercial Interiors Endowed Fund for Interior Design

Endowed by Richard Schwabauer, owner, and president of NBS Commercial Interiors, Inc.; awarded to recipients in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who have demonstrated financial need, with preference to applicants who have received endorsements from SPDC, CANR faculty and staff as having demonstrated a serious desire to have a career in Interior Design upon graduation.

Mary Shipley Endowed Scholarship

Endowed by Mary Jo Haggerty; awarded to full time students enrolled in the Interior Design major or under review for admission.

William C. Stenquist and Kathryn Burgess Stenquist Landscape Architecture Scholarship

Endowed by William C. Stenquist and Kathryn Burgess; awarded to Landscape Architecture students who have demonstrated academic excellence.

Jane H. Stolper/BIFMA Facilities Design and Management Endowed Student Scholarship

Established by Jane Stolper and the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association; awarded to recipients on the basis of professional goals, student/faculty status, class level, academic achievement, specialization in facilities design and management in the Interior Design major, and/or financial need.

Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Scholarships

Hamilton Anderson Associates, Inc. Scholarship

Endowed by Hamilton Anderson Associates, Inc.; awarded to undergraduate students studying Landscape Architecture with an interest in Urban Design and a desire to practice in urban communities in the US. Special consideration to assure the award supports the university’s stated mission of building and supporting a culture of diversity and inclusion on campus. Recipients shall have graduated from a high school in the US with a GPA of 3.0 or higher with preference given to students who have financial need.

Jack G. Anderson Student Enrichment Fund for Landscape Architecture

Established by Brian Anderson, Deanne Preston, Tammy Freeman, and Jeff Anderson in memory of Jack, a MSU Landscape Architecture graduate; funds to support students travel to conferences or competitions, charrettes, and other experiential learning opportunities for Landscape Architecture students.

Robert P. and Phyllis Bach Landscape Architecture Enrichment Fund

Established by Robert P. and Phyllis A. Bach to support faculty, undergraduate/graduate scholarship assistance, and visiting scholars for guest lectureships.

John and Patricia Chipman Endowed International Enrichment Program in Landscape Architecture

Endowed by John Chipman, Sr.; established to support the Landscape Architecture Study Abroad Program.

June Knostman Landscape Architecture Endowment

Endowed by June Knostman; awarded to third year Landscape Architecture students with financial need and at least a 3.2 GPA. Applicants are required to submit a one-page essay on what they want to accomplish in a career in Landscape Architecture.

Thomas K. and Sheila T. Moore Landscape Architecture Fund

Endowed by Sheila T. and Thomas K. Moore; awarded to an undergraduate studying Landscape Architecture. Applicants are required to compose an essay, 2 pages maximum explaining their perspective on the interdisciplinary nature of planning and design of vibrant and walkable communities, and how these apply to the planning and design ideals to the greater Lansing area. The recipient will be chosen based on essay, GPA, and financial need. 

Kenneth and Shirley Polakowski Family Scholarship

Endowed by Kenneth and Shirley Polakowski; awarded to students enrolled in the Landscape Architecture Program based on academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to upper class students and students who are members of underrepresented groups.  

William C. Stenquist and Kathryn Burgess Stenquist Landscape Architecture Scholarship

Endowed by William C. Stenquist and Kathryn Burgess; awarded to Landscape Architecture students who have demonstrated academic excellence.

Urban and Regional Planning Undergraduate Scholarships

Bergman Travel Grant

Established by Edward M. Bergman; awarded to an Urban and Regional Planning undergraduate student who has a need to travel to pursue planning-related research, with preference given to an applicant who is a first-generation university attendee to stimulate interest in conducting research. Award recipient will prepare a short description of the research proposed and how the travel grant would advance its prospects, which will be sent to the donor.

Frank W. Brutt Undergraduate Scholarship in Urban and Regional Planning

Endowed by Frank W. Brutt; awarded to junior or senior undergraduates in the Urban and Regional Planning program.

Malcom C. Drummond-Shunichi Hagiwara Student Assistance

Endowed by Malcolm C. Drummond and Shunichi Hagiwara; awarded to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled either full or part-time basis in the Urban Planning program. Recipients must have a demonstrable interest in pursuing a career in planning, or related public or private sector profession with academic merit and financial need considered.

Hernandez Family Detroit Scholarship

Established by Keith Hernandez; awarded to graduates of a Detroit public high school and current MSU student with at least a 3.2 GPA who intends to pursue a degree in Urban and Regional Planning and/or intends to pursue a course of study with the aim to ameliorate problems endemic to the City of Detroit.

Tim Hernandez Urban Planning Scholarship

Endowed by Timothy L. Hernandez; awards based on academic achievement and professional goals, with preference to MSU Urban and Regional Planning students either enrolled in the MSU Honors College and/or students who are members of underrepresented groups. Specific selection based on faculty recommendations plus a career goals statement by applicants addressing their professional goals and how they plan to use their planning education to make a difference in the world.

Timothy Price ’68 Urban Planning Scholarship

Established by Timothy M. Price; awarded to junior or senior undergraduates or masters students with preference given to Michigan residents. Recipients selected based on class level, residency, academic achievement, financial need, and statement of professional goals.

Bill G. Rowden Memorial Scholarship

Endowed by Tawnya Rowden to honor the memory of her father; awarded to one Urban and Regional Planning junior or senior in good standing based on professionalism (integrity), professional goals, and academic achievement (ranked in top ten of URP program).

Carol Steininger-Banas Endowed Scholarship

Established by J. Michael Banas in memory of his wife Carol, an Urban Planning graduate; awarded to female students studying Urban Planning.

Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Scholarships

Barr McGrath Expendable Award

Established by James McGrath; awarded to Urban and Regional Planning graduate students who have shown great potential to have impact in the Urban and Regional Planning field, with preference given to students doing research or showing interest in affordable house. Award intended to recognize a leader within the program.

Malcom C. Drummond-Shunichi Hagiwara Student Assistance

Endowed by Malcolm C. Drummond and Shunichi Hagiwara; awarded to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled either full or part-time basis in the Urban Planning program. Recipients must have a demonstrable interest in pursuing a career in planning, or related public or private sector profession with academic merit and financial need considered.

Hernandez Family Detroit Scholarship

Established by Keith Hernandez; awarded to graduates of a Detroit public high school and current MSU student with at least a 3.2 GPA who intends to pursue a degree in Urban and Regional Planning and/or intends to pursue a course of study with the aim to ameliorate problems endemic to the City of Detroit.

Tim Hernandez Urban Planning Scholarship

Endowed by Timothy L. Hernandez; awards based on academic achievement and professional goals, with preference to MSU Urban and Regional Planning students either enrolled in the MSU Honors College and/or students who are members of underrepresented groups. Specific selection based on faculty recommendations plus a career goals statement by applicants addressing their professional goals and how they plan to use their planning education to make a difference in the world.

Richard and Jo-Ann Killinger Endowed Scholarship in Urban and Regional Planning

Endowed by Richard and Jo-Ann Killinger; awarded to students admitted in the College of Social Science at the master’s level in Urban and Regional Planning. Preference shall be given to students who have a home residence in a large urban environment, financial need, and above-average academic record, involvement in social issues and initiatives, a demonstrated desire to be a practitioner, and hard work ethic.

Timothy Price ’68 Urban Planning Scholarship

Established by Timothy M. Price; awarded to junior or senior undergraduates or masters students with preference given to Michigan residents. Recipients selected based on class level, residency, academic achievement, financial need, and statement of professional goals.

Carol Steininger-Banas Endowed Scholarship

Established by J. Michael Banas in memory of his wife Carol, an Urban Planning graduate; awarded to female students studying Urban Planning.