Mildred B. Erickson Fellowship
The Mildred B. Erickson Fellowship is designed for nontraditional domestic *students (U.S. Citizens) who have had to interrupt their degree studies for a significant amount of time and can demonstrate financial need. Individual scholarships cover a portion of tuition (undergraduate or graduate) for up to three semesters at MSU and its regional centers. Specifically, scholarships cover up to five credits for the first two awards and up to 12 credits for the third award. Additionally, each awardee also receives a $500.00 book/educational support allowance.
Applying for a Grant
A limited number of scholarships has been available each year since the program began in 1974. Members of the Erickson Fellowship Board read all applications and designate the award recipients. All monies for these scholarships are donated.
The application is designed to help members of the board become acquainted with you: who you are and why you want a university degree, your financial and personal needs, and your goals and dreams for life after graduation. Decisions about awards are based on the content of the applications. Take the necessary time to complete the application carefully and legibly.
You also may request a paper application by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Mr. Ryan Rademacher, Office of Financial Aid, at 517-432-6493. Be sure to provide your full name, telephone number, and home address in your message. Additionally, MSU Transcripts can be ordered online and e-mailed directly to Mr. Rademacher.
Finally, you can pick up an application from these locations on the Michigan State University campus:
Women’s Resource Center, 332 Union Building
Office of Financial Aid, Student Services Building
The Graduate School, Chittenden Hall
The offices of academic advisers in the various colleges across campus
Applications are due on the following dates each year:
Fall semester: May 15
Spring semester: September 30
Summer semester: February 15
The Fellowship and MSU
Funds are administered through the university and are subject to all Michigan State University policies. The Fellowship, however, is independent and has a board of directors consisting of university and community members.
For more information contact:
Ryan Rademacher, Assistant Director of Scholarship Administration & Stewardship
Office of Financial Aid - University Scholarships & Fellowships
Michigan State University
*Students must be in a "degree granting program". Professional program students (medical and law students, etc.) are not eligible to receive an award.