Scholarships for Student Parents

NOTICE: Student Affairs & Services will update the scholarships in December 2019. Please keep an eye out; we will link them when available. To see what past applications look like, please visit the link below.

There are many scholarships available to students through Student Affairs & Services. Scholarships specifically for student parents are as follows:

  • Christine S. Carter Fund for Student Parents was established to support MSU Student Parents. Preference is given to support single parents and those that demonstrate financial need.
  • Council of Graduate Students Child Care Support Award endowment was established by the Council of Graduate Students to provide graduate students with support for costs associated with childcare at Michigan State University. This endowment supports all income eligible graduate students at MSU—domestic and international. Low income undergraduate student parents may also be eligible for the MSU Child Care Grant funding.
  • Student Parents on A Mission Scholarship supports members of the registered student organization, SPOM, who are active participants and meet the scholarship criteria.

To learn about other scholarships and funding opportunities available to MSU students, please visit the MSU Office of Financial Aid website


The MSU Libraries offer information on grants for nontraditional, reentry, or adult students.