Murray State University scholarships
Murray State University offers two categories of scholarships, Academic Achievement and competitive scholarships.
Murray State University offers two categories of scholarships, Academic Achievement and competitive scholarships. Academic Achievement Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen at the time of admission. Competitive Scholarship consideration requires students to complete the MSU Scholarship Application in the STARS system.
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.
Students must apply online every year. Current MSU students can access their online application via myGate on the Financial Aid tab. The deadline for application for all undergraduate (high school seniors, current college students, transfer students) and graduate students is January 15th each year.
Some kind of Murray State University scholarships:
• Presidential Fellowship: Graduating high school seniors with a minimum of 28 ACT composite score (or minimum of 1250 SAT Verbal and Math Combined Score ) AND a 3.7 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
• Academic Achievement Scholarships: Academic Achievement Scholarships are awarded per academic year (total amount of scholarship will be split in half for each semester, excluding summers) for four years or until the Bachelor’s degree is obtained, whichever occurs first.
• GSP/GSA: Murray State University is pleased to announce that beginning with the incoming freshman class of 2010 we now offer Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program and Governor's School for the Arts alumni a renewable full tuition GSP/GSA scholarship if they have at least a 25 ACT composite score and a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
• Racer Promise Tuition Program: Beginning with the Fall 2014 semester, entering first-time freshmen from the 18-county service region may be eligible for the Racer Promise tuition program. The program covers eight semesters, or the first undergraduate degree (whichever comes first) of tuition and mandatory fees only for students demonstrating financial need. Web classes, course fees and other costs such as housing, meals, books, etc., are not covered. The program is only available beginning with the fall semester of each academic year.
• Excellence Award: The Excellence Award will award one valedictorian and one salutatorian at each public high school within the 18 county service region a one-time $1,000 scholarship to attend Murray State University. Additionally, each recipient will also receive a one-time $500 housing scholarship. Students must live on campus in order to receive the housing scholarship.