College of Science, Health & the Environment Scholarships

MSUM offers a variety of science, health and environmental scholarships for current and incoming students. The College of Science, Health and the Environment scholarships are listed below. You can apply for program and major scholarships through the online scholarship application October 1-February 1.

MSUM offers Pre-Health scholarship to eligible students who have aspirations to proceed into medical school. 

The recipient will be properly enrolled as a fulltime student at MSU Moorhead during the actual disbursement of the award and have a declared major in the College of Science, Health, and the Environment with a GPA of at least 3.5 upon receiving this scholarship.

The student will have a demonstrated need for this award.

Financial need is determined through the FAFSA.  If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

No additional requirements needed

MSUM offers a variety of College of Science, Health and the Environment scholarships for current MSUM students. These scholarships must be applied directly to and are awarded by the College of Science, Health and the Environment. Students with declared majors in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics are eligible to apply.

No additional requirements needed

Students enrolled in a STEM program majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics or Math.  Preference to students with military experience.

No additional requirements needed

  • Sophomores or juniors at the time of application
  • 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Successful candidates will have a record of leadership and/or service within the natural sciences and/or mathematics

Attach a separate document describing leadership roles in natural science or math activities in which you have participated.  Rank these activities with the one you consider the most important or significant as "1."

Full time student with declared major within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Must show financial need by filling out the FAFSA by the deadline date at


No additional requirements needed

Applicant must be a junior or senior that has stated intent to apply for medical school to become a medical doctor. 

No additional requirements needed

The Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive national scholarship program for students who intend to pursue a research-based career in science, mathematics, and/or engineering. The scholarship is intended for students with one or two years of undergraduate study left, and provides up to $7,500 per year toward documented educational expenses. Each university is allowed to nominate only four (4) applicants to the Goldwater Scholarship program each year, so we have developed this application process to choose MSUM’s nominees.

Goldwater Scholarship Nomination Form

For more information, visit the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program site.

  • Sophomores or juniors who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Pre-medical students are eligible only if they intend to pursue a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in a private setting. See Goldwater Eligibility Criteria
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.6.
  • U.S. Citizen, permanent resident or U.S. National.
  • Students must be nominated by their university


Major specific scholarships are located on department or program pages.