Murray State University offers two categories of scholarships
- Academic achievement scholarships (awarded first-come, first-serve to incoming freshmen at the time of admission.
- Competitive scholarships (requires students to complete the MSU Scholarship Application in the STARS system)
The scholarship application can be accessed by selecting the link "Apply Here for Scholarships" to the left.
It is recommended to have at least a 25 ACT, a 3.2 GPA and leadership responsibilities to be competitive. College level work should be with a 3.0 GPA or better.
Competitive scholarships are not awarded until after the application deadline. Take your time to submit a thorough, complete application. Not following directions or completing all requirements of the application process may result in elimination from the selection process.
Students must apply online every year. Current MSU students can also access their online application via myGate on the Financial Aid tab.