Aaron Philip/Courtesy photo
MSU NEWS RELEASE
Los Alamos High School 2022 graduate Aaron Philip has received a full scholarship to attend Michigan State University (MSU) beginning this fall where he plans to major in physics in the College of Natural Science.
Philip was selected from more than 1,300 of the top high school seniors who applied to
MSU, participated in interviews and took an intensive general knowledge exam this past
In all, 21 incoming MSU students have been awarded an Alumni Distinguished Scholarship
or University Distinguished Scholarship that will cover full tuition, room and board, and a
stipend for up to eight semesters of study.
The scholarships — considered among the most competitive awards in the country — are
valued at about $130,000 for in-state students and approximately $230,000 for out-of-state
“We are thrilled to welcome this year’s cohort of Alumni and University Distinguished
Scholars as they begin their journey at MSU,” said MSU Honors College Dean, Chris Long.
“These young scholars have already demonstrated the highest level of excellence in one of
the most challenging scholarship competitions in the nation. We look forward to supporting
their ongoing success as they join the Honors College community at MSU in our efforts to
empower all of our students to make a meaningful difference in the world.”