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. Beginning 2019-2020 academic year, scholarship awarding is determined by the official composite ACT score and cumulative GPA at the time of admission. 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
    Scholarships
    Distinguished Dragon
    Minimum Requirements
    28+ ACT and 3.75 GPA*
    ($2,000 per year; 3.50 cumulative GPA required to renew; four year maximum)  
    Amount
    $8,000 over four years
    Scholarships
    Moorhead Achieve
    Minimum Requirements
    26+ ACT and 3.50 GPA*
    ($1,500 per year; 3.50 cumulative GPA required to renew; four year maximum)  
    Amount
    $6,000 over four years
    Scholarships
    University
    Minimum Requirements
    21+ ACT and 3.50 GPA*
    ($1,000 per year; 3.50 cumulative GPA required to renew; four year maximum)  
    Amount
    $4,000 over four years
    Scholarships
    Ignite
    Minimum Requirements
    21+ ACT and 3.0 GPA*
    (Non-Renewable, one time scholarship)  
    Amount
    $500 for first year

    *ACT score and GPA 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.