Michigan State University Nominates Psychology Junior For Nationally Competitive Graduate School Scholarship

February 14, 2018 - By: Stephanie Cepak

grant burtonGrant Burton, an Honors College junior majoring in psychology in the College of Social Science, has been nominated by Michigan State University for the nationally competitive Beinecke Scholarship.

The scholarship pays for graduate school for students studying the fields of art, humanities or social science. MSU has produced three Beinecke Scholars since 2011, which is when the university was invited to be a nominating institution.

The National/International Fellowships and Scholarships (NIFS) Office, administered by the Honors College, helps interested undergraduate and graduate students pursue major national and international opportunities by providing information and direct support throughout the competitive application processes.

“Grant is an ambitious student who quickly sought out ways to maximize his time at Michigan State University,” said Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, dean of the Honors College. “His interest in research makes him an ideal candidate for graduate school and the Beinecke Scholarship.”

For more than two years, Burton has worked as a research assistant for Associate Professor Jason Mosers’ MSU Clinical Psychophysiology Lab in the Department of Psychology. Burton is also a lead research investigator for the Social Science Scholars Program.