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Jeffrey and Kathryn Cole International Study Award

The Jeffrey and Kathryn Cole International Study Award provides funds for Honors College members participating in study abroad programs. Applications are due March 1 for summer, fall, or academic year programs.

Preference will be given to research-focused programs, students who have not previously participated in a study abroad, and underrepresented students (financial need, veterans, first-generation college students, etc.).


How to Apply

Please complete the online application form available on the MSU Scholarships system:

The application includes:

  1. Online application form
  2. Prepare a one-page essay which discusses how you expect study abroad will contribute to your undergraduate program at MSU. This essay should be single-spaced and include a brief description of the study abroad program, how previous experiences and coursework have prepared you for study abroad, and how this particular study abroad program contributes to your academic goals as a whole.
  3. Budget for the study abroad program from the program website.

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