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  • Transfer Student Scholarships

Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid

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  • 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.

     

    Deadline has expired for 2014-2015 academic year awarding.

     

    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 submitting application and FINAL academic transcript:  June 30, 2014 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.

     

    Deadline for 2014-2015 has passed.

     

     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 2013), 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 2014-2015 FAFSA must be received by MSUM Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid by the application deadline of May 1, 2014. 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 2014 semester is required to retain scholarship eligibility spring 2015 semester.

     

     

    Deadline for 2014-2015 has expired.

    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.

    Deadline for application has expired.

    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.


    Deadline has passed for 2013-2014 awarding

    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.

    Deadline for submitting application form and required documents has expired.