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  • Transfer Student Scholarships

Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid

  • Transfer Student Scholarships


  • Transfer scholarships are awarded to new undergraduate transfer students seeking their first undergraduate degree who have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Must be officially admitted to Minnesota State University Moorhead as a full-time student.


    Transfer/Phi Theta Kappa scholarship application

     Deadline for 2015-2016 academic year:  June 30, 2015


    Part of the Transfer Scholarship program. Awarded to new undergraduate Technical/Community College transfer students selected for this Honor Society who are seeking their first undergraduate degree. Must have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Must be officially admitted to MSUM as a full-time student.

     If eligible, you will be awarded either the Transfer Scholarship or the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship - not both. 

    Deadline for 2015-2016 academic year:  June 30, 2015 by 4:30 pm

     Transfer/Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship application form


    Students in the second semester of the sophomore year or later, maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater are eligible to apply. Current MSUM and incoming transfer students are eligible to apply. A letter of endorsement from an MSUM faculty member, proposing how the applicant will be engaged in an apprentice relationship under the faculty member's supervision, must be submitted along with the application. The scholarship is $5,000 per year for tuition for the final two years of a student's attendance.


    Upper Class/Transfer Honors Apprentice Scholarship application


    Deadline for 2015-2016:  April 1, 2015


     For more information on the Honors Apprentice Program click here.

    Named in recognition of the people who founded our University. They created an educational opportunity that has enriched lives since 1888. Long ago our students were affectionately known as "scramblers," because they came from modest means, worked hard, and left with a brighter future. Thanks to the founders, our heritage is comprised of success, service, and citizenship.

    The Founders Scholarship is a competitive $2,500 need-based scholarship awarded once to students who embody these exemplary characteristics. The scholarship is named in recognition of MSUM Founders and funded by specific gifts and proceeds of the annual Founders Ball, which first occurred in conjunction with President Edna Mora Szymanski's inauguration as the 10th President of MSUM in February 2009.


    Students eligible to apply:

    • Officially admitted to Minnesota State University Moorhead as a freshman, or undergraduate transfer student or a currently enrolled MSUM undergraduate student (replaces previously awarded freshman, upper class or transfer scholarship);
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for high school and current MSUM students (end of Fall 2014), or previous college GPA for transfer applicants;
    • Applicants must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits hours per semester at MSUM;
    • Applicants must be seeking their first undergraduate degree;
    • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident status;
    • Results of the 2015-2016 FAFSA must be received by MSUM Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid by the application deadline of April 24, 2015. Because this is a need-based scholarship, the estimated family contribution computed by FAFSA must be less than 16,500 to apply for the scholarship.
    • Students previously awarded a Founders Scholarship are not eligible to apply.

    Scholarship continuation: A 3.0 cumulative MSUM GPA at the end of fall 2015 semester is required to retain scholarship eligibility spring 2016 semester.



    Founders Scholarship application form

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Admitted freshman or transfer student from a population that is underrepresented or underserved at MSUM, who meets one of the criteria:
      • Person of color; or
      • From a culturally diverse background; or
      • For whom English is not their first language.
    • Financial need, as determined by the federal needs analysis calculation and defined by the University, is considered in the selection process. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Results must be received at MSUM on or before the deadline date.

    Access, Opportunity, and Success Apprenticeship Application

    Available to undergraduate students seeking their first undergraduate degree, from a culturally diverse background, who are either entering freshmen or transfer students with high academic standing and accomplishments. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or refugee candidate to apply. The Scholarship is competitive; selection is based on the applicant's strengths and attributes. The scholarship is for $3,000 per year, renewable based on maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of each spring semester. If awarded, this replaces any academic scholarship previously awarded.

    James and Yvonne Condell Scholarship

    Second Start Student Scholarship

    The scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement, as well as contributions to the campus and community through leadership and active participation in events and organizations. Awarded to newly admitted undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

    1. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, seeking their first undergraduate degree.
    2. Applicant must be 25 years of age or older.
    3. Applicant must plan to be enrolled for a minimum of 8 credit hours per semester at MSUM.
    4. Applicant must not have attended an institution of higher education as a full-time student within the last three years.

    Second Start Application

     Deadline for 2015-2016 academic year:  May 29, 2015