Scholarships

Important Dates for 2021-2022 Academic Year Scholarship Awards

  • September 1, 2020: Scholarship Application Opens for 2021-2022 
  • October 1, 2020: FAFSA Opens for 2021-2022
  • December 1, 2020 (4:30 p.m.):  General Scholarship Application Deadline for 2021-2022 Presidential Fellowship  consideration 
  • February 1, 2021 (4:30 p.m.): General Scholarship Application Deadline for 2021-2022
  • TBD: Presidential Fellowship Competition (Invitation Required)
  • Mid-March: Awards Letters Sent Via Mail & Email
  • May 1, 2021: National Scholarship Acceptance Deadline
  • June 1, 2021 (4:30 p.m.): Non-Traditional Student & Graduate Student-Specific Scholarships Deadline

All undergraduate students must file and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive any university scholarships and/or discounts.

Murray State University offers two categories of scholarships

  • Academic Achievement Scholarships
    • Only for incoming freshmen.  
    • Awarded at time of admission.
    • View the specific Academic Achievement Scholarships here.
  • Competitive Scholarships
    • Requires students to complete the Murray State General Scholarship Application.
    • Awarded after application deadline.
    • Students must apply every year via myGate, on the Financial Aid section.

Scholarship Tips

  • Competitive scholarships are not awarded until after the application deadline.
  • Take your time to submit a thorough, complete application.
  • Not following directions or not completing all requirements of the application process may result in elimination from the selection process.