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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.

Important Dates 2014-2015 Academic Year

October 1: Scholarship Application 2015-2016 Live

January 15: Scholarship Application Deadline

February 14: Honors Day-Presidential Fellowship Competition

March 27: Awards Letters Sent Via Email

May 1: National Scholarship Acceptance Deadline

June 1: Non-Traditional Student-Specific Scholarships Deadline

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