The College of Arts & Letters encourages qualified students to apply for National and International Fellowships and Scholarships. These nationally-competitive awards typically provide funding and support for graduate and/or international study in a variety of fields. Previous CAL students have been awarded Boren, Marshall, and Mitchell scholarships, just to name a few.

Recent Nominations

Two CAL students were nominated by MSU in October 2018 for nationally-competitive scholarships to support graduate study in the U.K. or Ireland. Congratulations to Abigail Crick, a senior Citizen Scholar majoring in English, on her nomination for a Marshall Scholarship and to Kaitlin Lenhard, a 2017 graduate with a degree in Global Studies in the Arts & Humanities, on her nomination for a Marshall Scholarship and a Mitchell Scholarship.

Upcoming Opportunities

There’s Still Time To Apply for These Scholarships

  • The Beinecke Scholarship covers the cost of graduate school for students studying in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students must be a junior during the 2018-2019 academic year, U.S. citizen, and have documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during undergraduate years, and a 3.0+ GPA. Deadline to apply is December 1.
  • The Udall Scholarship covers up to two years of undergraduate study for students majoring in environmental fields or those who are Native American/Alaska native. Students must be sophomores or juniors during the 2018-2019 academic year, U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have a 3.0+ GPA. Deadline to apply is January 5. 

For more information on any of these opportunities, CAL students should visit or contact Sarah Whitaker at

For Faculty

Do you have a student you feel would be a good candidate for a National or International Fellowship or Scholarship? Please send the student’s name or encourage the student to contact Sarah Whitaker at

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