Freshman Automatic Scholarships

  • Automatic scholarships are easy — just apply and be admitted. Plus, most are renewable. A separate application is not required. New first-year students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens who are admitted and meet academic qualification are awarded automatic scholarships on a first-applied, first-awarded basis until funds are fully committed. You must meet minimum admission standards for consideration (ACT score of 21 and rank in the top 50 percent of their class). Scholarship awarding is determined by the official composite ACT score, cumulative GPA and class rank reported at the time of application. Apply early and be considered for one of these freshman automatic scholarships!  

    NOTE:  Students are eligible to receive only one of the following academic scholarships.

    Scholarships Minimum Requirements Amount

    President’s Honors

    28+ ACT and 3.90 GPA or Top 5% class rank*

    ($2,000 per year; 3.50 cumulative GPA required to renew; four year maximum)

    $8,000 over four years

    Valedictorian

    21+ ACT and #1 in class*

    ($1,500 per year; 3.50 cumulative GPA required to renew; four year maximum)

    $6,000 over four years

    Dragon

    28+ ACT and 3.75 GPA or Top 50% class rank*

    ($1,500 per year; 3.50 cumulative GPA required to renew; four year maximum)

    $6,000 over four years

    Moorhead Achieve

    26+ ACT and 3.50 GPA or Top 50% class rank*

    ($1,250 per year; 3.50 cumulative GPA required to renew; four year maximum)

    $5,000 over four years

    University

    24+ ACT and 3.25 GPA or Top 50% class rank* OR 21-23 ACT and 3.50 GPA or Top 10% class rank*

    ($1,000 per year; 3.50 cumulative GPA required to renew; four year maximum)

    $4,000 over four years

    Ignite

    21+ ACT and 3.0 GPA or Top 50% class rank*

    (Non-Renewable, one time scholarship)

    $500 for first year only

    *ACT score, GPA, and high school class rank are based on the official numbers reported by the high school at the time of admission. Students who meet the qualifications and apply for admission while funds are available will be notified by letter.