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.

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
Entering LBC freshmen 2.5
  • out-of-state students
  • preference for out-of-state from Texas
Paul E. Boswell Scholarship Yes
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 Award
LBC freshmen

Good financial and academic standing with the university; enrolled in honors section of LB 133; Short essay required for consideration. 

Sean Healey Memorial Award for Honors Writing
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 Endowed Scholarship Yes
LBC sophomores, juniors, non-graduating seniors

commitment to helping others; accomplishments in the following areas:

  • extracurricular activities
  • research activities
  • volunteer and/or service activities
Financial need as determined by the MSU Financial Aid Office

Alumni Association Scholarship

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
LBC sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors 3.0 Financial need as determined by the MSU Financial Aid Office Carol E. Bristow Award Yes
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
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
Current LBC students Participation in Education Abroad programs Study Abroad Scholarship
Current LBC Students Participation in long-duration education abroad programs (longer than 3 weeks)  Matson Family Endowed Scholarship for Education Abroad
Current LBC students 3.0 Financial need as determined by the MSU Financial Aid Office; All other criteria being equal, preference will be given to such students living in Holmes Hall Brian Falzon Book Scholarship
Current LBC students 2.5  Financial need as determined by the MSU Financial Aid Office Steven T. and Esther M. Spees Scholarship
Current LBC students
  • 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
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
Current LBC students 3.0 Financial need as determined by the MSU Financial Aid Office Pamela Ann Merry Endowed Scholarship
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 Award
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 watso117@msu.edu or lbc@msu.edu.