Outside Scholarship Resources

There are many outside resources to find scholarships. Local resources to find scholarships can include banks, credit unions, parent's place of employment, chamber of commerce, community foundations and other organizations and agencies.

We encourage students to research outside scholarship opportunities. When searching outside scholarships be sure to protect yourself by never paying anything to apply for a scholarship. Make sure to research each opportunity before you apply to check the validity of the scholarship.

Please note that federal financial aid regulations require that the financial aid awards you receive cannot exceed your student budget. It is possible, therefore, that outside scholarships could reduce a component of your package of financial aid awards. We may need to reduce your financial aid awards by the amount of the outside resources received to ensure that your total awards do not exceed your student budget. In these cases, the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; fellowships, grants, or scholarships are only reduced as a last resort.

If you are awarded a scholarship from an outside resource, please submit any checks to MSUM Business Services. Include your name and StarID/DragonID.

MSU Moorhead is not affiliated with, and are not vetted or otherwise endorse any of the organizations listed below. MSUM has no jurisdiction or control over the terms of the scholarships, or how, when or to whom they are awarded. MSUM does not warrant, guarantee or otherwise indemnify any of the third parties' actions. Some outside scholarship websites that students are recommended to visit include: