International Student Scholarships

Minnesota State University Moorhead has automatic scholarships for incoming international students. The automatic scholarship is awarded at the time the student is admitted to the university and awards vary depending on academic profile. International students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and contribute 10 volunteer hours to MSUM and/or the Fargo Moorhead community in order to receive the scholarship beyond the first semester. In addition to automatic 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.

International Student Competitive Scholarships

Available to international students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

MSUM students in the second semester of their sophomore year or later, maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of fall semester are eligible to apply.  A letter of support from a current MSUM faculty member proposing how the applicant will be engaged in an apprenticeship under the faculty member's supervision must be submitted with the application.

The scholarship is $10,000 ($5,000 per year for tuition for the final two years of attendance of a student's first bachelor's degree).

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

A letter from student on what the apprenticeship will be and how this apprenticeship will benefit the department and the student.