JSRI Endowment Scholarships for 2024-2025

The Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI) is proud to provide the opportunity for current MSU students to apply for the Julian Samora Endowed Scholarship for academic year 2024-2025. The scholarships, named in honor of Dr. Julian Samora, support two students, (one Graduate and one Undergraduate) engaged in scholarly activities focused on Latino/as in Midwestern communities. Applications will be reviewed and recommended by the JSRI Scholarship Committee. One recipient from each category will be announced March 2024.


Applicants must be current MSU students and must be attending MSU Fall 2024 and Spring 2025. They must demonstrate excellent academic standing, and provide evidence of interest in research on Chicano/Latino communities. For the 2024-25 academic year, a $1,000 credit will appear both fall and spring semesters.


Applicants must submit the following materials by mail or email by Friday, February 2, 2024.

  1. Cover letter with personal statement describing accomplishments, research/educational interests, and student goals.
  2. Latest official trascript at MSU.
  3. Resume which includes current local address and phone number.
  4. One letter of recommendation from a professor or advisor.

The awards committee will nominate two scholarships: one award for an undergraduate student, and one award for a graduate student.


Submissions must be receieved at JSRI by mail or email by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024 by either digital or hard copy.

Direct all letters and application packet to:

Kwesi Brookins, Ph.D., Acting Director
Julian Samora Research Institute
Michigan State University
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 S. Harrison Rd., Room 51
East Lansing, MI 48824

or email application packet to: jsamorai@msu.edu 

For a printable overview of this information, click /upload/2024-2025 Julian Samora Endowment Scholarship (1).pdf

For more information, please contact Alison Vincent at (517) 432-1317 or e-mail webbalis@msu.edu