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Scholarships at a Glance

Below is a list of scholarships and financial awards available through Lyman Briggs College, categorized for easier viewing. To find out more information about a scholarship, click its name. All LBC students will receive an email when it is time to apply, in November and March of each academic year. The email will include a link to the application. Please note that not all scholarships are available every semester.

Urgent Requests

If you find yourself in need of emergency funding, please apply for the LBC Student Emergency Fund.

Scholarship Questions

If you have any questions about scholarships, please contact our office by emailing lbc@msu.edu.

Application Window Who is eligible to apply Minimum G.P.A. to receive and maintain Other Criteria

Name of Scholarship or Award

(click for more information)

Renewal Possible
Recruitment Entering LBC freshmen 2.5
  • out-of-state students
  • preference for out-of-state from Texas
Paul E. Boswell Scholarship Yes
Recruitment Entering LBC freshmen 3.4 (high school)

Order of selection priority:

  1. incoming students from West Bloomfield High School (candidates identified by WBHS counselors & teachers);
  2. financial need as determined by the MSU Financial Aid Office
  3. those living in Holmes Hall
Fall Semester Brian Falzon Book Scholarship
October LBC freshmen

must be first-year LBC student

Matson Family Endowed Scholarship
March LBC sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors 2.5

For those studying to be scientists and mathematicians in non medical or health-care fields, who have financial need determined by the MSU Financial Office

Applicants must provide career goals and articulate the anticipated impact of the scholarship.
STEM Scholars' Fund Yes
March LBC sophomores, juniors, non-graduating seniors 3.0
  • LB Biology majors
  • Preference given to those who wish to teach
  • Financial need as determined by the MSU Financial Aid Office
Howard and Joan Hagerman Endowed Scholarship for LBC Biology
March LBC sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors 3.0 Financial need as determined by the MSU Financial Aid Office Carol E. Bristow Award Yes
October LBC sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors 2.5 Preference given for those who have demonstrated dedication to improving public understanding of science Clark Fund for Science in the Public Interest
March New or current LBC students Based on academic achievement, professional goals and/or financial need as determined by the MSU Financial Aid Office Dr. Ronald C. Hamelink Scholarship in Mathematics
March Current LBC students 3.0 Preference given to students majoring in the Biological Science, Biological Science-Interdisciplinary and Physical Science Interdisciplinary David A. Copp and Diana Thornhill-Copp LBC Scholarship Yes
October Current LBC Students Participation in long-duration education abroad programs (longer than 3 weeks)  Matson Family Expendable Scholarship
March Current LBC students 2.5  Financial need as determined by the MSU Financial Aid Office Steven T. and Esther M. Spees Scholarship
Recruitment Incoming first-year
  • Academically talented students
  • Financial need as determined by the MSU Financial Aid Office
  • Preference given to current LBC freshmen or incoming freshmen
Dr. Frederic B. Dutton Scholarship
March Current LBC students Preference given to students who have excelled in LB physics courses. Determined by academic standing and financial need as determined by the MSU Financial Aid Office Paul and Gertrude Parker Endowed Scholarship
March Current LBC students 3.0 Financial need as determined by the MSU Financial Aid Office; demonstrated potential for leadership for promoting the importance of the work of women in STEM fields Pamela Ann Merry Endowed Scholarship
October Current LBC students 3.0 Financial need as determined by the MSU Financial Aid Office; involvement in the Briggs & MSU community; those living in Holmes Hall. Preference given to juniors and seniors Spring Semester Brian Falzon Book Scholarship
March Current LBC students 2.5

Sophomores, juniors, seniors majoring in the biological or physical sciences

Jane Smith Elliot Endowed Scholarship

All LBC students will receive an email when it is time to apply, each semester. The email will include a link to the application. Please note that not all scholarships are available every semester.

If you have any questions about scholarships, please contact our office by emailing lbc@msu.edu.