Important Dates in the 2018-2019 Academic Year for 2019-2020 Awards

  • September 1: Scholarship Application Opens for 2019-2020 
  • October 1: FAFSA Opens for 2019-2020
  • December 1:  General Scholarship Application Deadline for Presidential Fellowship consideration for 2019-2020 (4:30 p.m.)
  • February 1: General Scholarship Application Deadline for 2019-2020 (4:30 p.m.)
  • February 9: Presidential Fellowship Competition (Invitation Required)
  • March 15: Awards Letters Sent Via Mail & Email
  • May 1: National Scholarship Acceptance Deadline
  • June 1: 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
    • awarded first-come, first-serve basis
  • 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.