Non-MSU Scholarships

Kentucky State Scholarships

KEES Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to students that are Kentucky residents and is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).  You do not have to apply for a KEES award. It is sent automatically to Murray State.  Disbursements of the KEES scholarship occurs in early October for the fall semester and early March for the spring semester.  You can find more information and access your KHEAA account by visiting KHEAA's website.

Early Childhood Development Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to students that are Kentucky residents and is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). This scholarship provides financial assistance for Kentucky residents who are seeking certain child development degrees, certificates, or credentials.  You can find more information and access your KHEAA account by visiting KHEAA's website.

External Scholarships

We encourage students to apply for as many financial resources as possible including external scholarship resources. There are numerous scholarship foundations, organizations, and programs. It is our hope that we can provide you access to such resources, search engines, and information. Please note that external scholarship programs are not affiliated with Murray State University and this information is provided to assist you in your search for financial assistance for college costs. 

There is an External Scholarship Deadlines Channel located on the Financial Aid tab of your MSU myGate portal that provides further information about upcoming external scholarship deadlines and applications.

If you have received an external scholarship award, you must report that information to the MSU Bursar's Office.  For more information on how to report your award and where to send your external scholarship check, please visit the Bursar's Office External Scholarship web page.

External Scholarship Search Engines

These are just a few scholarship search engines that you can use to find external scholarship opportunities.  You should never pay to apply for external scholarships.