Why Become a Citizen Scholar?

Access to


A Dedicated Group of Peer Mentors who will help facilitate your transition to MSU and help guide you on a path of high achievement




A Highly Trained Professional Advisor who will work with you to identify your goals and ensure your early success at MSU




Small Classes and Seminars focused on areas of your emerging interest




Individualized Attention that will help you chart a course to a meaningful life




A Career Consultant who will be available at every stage of the program as well as access to career workshops, mock interviews, and resume assistance




$5,000 in Support Funding for study abroad and study away, undergraduate research, internships, or other enrichment opportunities



Priority Status for Paid Undergraduate Research Opportunities




 Priority Access to Internship Opportunities





Community Engagement/Service Learning Opportunities to work domestically or internationally through schools, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, or healthcare 





Alumni and Professional Networking opportunities to travel across the country to meet with MSU alumni, share your stories of scholarly activity, and build relationships for future connections and employment following graduation