Minority Graduate Fellowship

Minority Graduate Fellowship

Murray State University is committed to assisting individuals from underrepresented minority groups in obtaining their higher education goals. As part of this mission, the Minority Graduate Fellowship program was established to assist African-American and Hispanic-American graduate students. The Office of the Provost would like to announce that we are currently accepting applications for Minority Graduate Fellowships for the spring 2018 (Current Murray State Students) and the 2018-2019 academic year. Recipients of these fellowships will receive a full tuition waiver and stipend totaling $3,750 per semester for up to four semesters. Admission into the program is competitive and applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure the application package is successfully completed. Spring Semester 2018 Deadline: October 1, 2017 Fall Semester 2018 Deadline: February 1, 2018


  • Must be an African-American or Hispanic-American resident of Kentucky or within the Murray State Regional Incentive Area
  • Must be admitted unconditionally to a graduate program as a degree-seeking student
  • Must have achieved a minimum undergraduate or graduate cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 (based upon a 4.0 scale)
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours of graduate coursework during the semesters of the award and maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Must work on main campus, or at one of the Murray State regional campuses, under the supervision of a Murray State faculty member of administrative staff for a minimum of 20 documented hours per week.
  • Successful individuals will be eligible to retain their fellowship for a up to four semesters provided all requirements of the fellowship are met each semester. Students must request continuation of their fellowship no later than October 1 for the spring, and March 1 for the fall semester to continue their fellowship.

Online Application (Apply here)

Submit Letter of Recommendation Here
For additional information contact us at msu.mgfp@murraystate.edu