Freshman Scholarships

Minnesota State University Moorhead is proud to offer automatic, competitive and need-based scholarships to freshman. Automatic scholarships, based on high school GPA and ACT, are awarded at the time of admission. In addition to automatic academic scholarships awarded through the admissions process, the Minnesota State University Alumni Foundation offers scholarships gifted by alumni, businesses, friends and foundations to incoming, current, and graduate students. Many of these scholarships are available through individual departments, colleges and programs.

Freshman Automatic Scholarships

Automatic scholarships are easy — just apply and be admitted. Plus, most are renewable. A separate application is not required. Newly admitted freshman who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and meet academic qualifications are awarded automatic scholarships on a first-applied, first-awarded basis until funds are fully committed. 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.

Scholarship Name
Minimum Requirements
Amount
Scholarship Name
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
Scholarship Name
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
Scholarship Name
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
Scholarship Name
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.

Competitive Freshman Scholarships