MSUM Scholarship Search

When searching for scholarships, remember that you are applying for the next academic year. Students will fill out and submit only one application to be considered for all scholarships.

Available to 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. 

No additional requirements needed

 

The Academic Excellence Award is awarded to students who attain the National Merit Finalist level.  This is part of the Scholar's Apprentice program. The award is $20,000 over four years, or until you graduate, whichever comes first.   ($5,000 freshman year; renewable for $5,000).  Renewal requires MSUM cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of each spring semester. This scholarship replaces any previously awarded MSUM academic scholarships.

A Merit Finalist certificate must be submitted to the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid by June 30.

This scholarship is available to new freshman and new transfer students, seeking their first Bachelor's degree, admitted to MSUM from an underrepresented or underserved population, US citizen or permanent resident.  Eligible students identify as African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic/Latin.

Preference will be given to students pursuing their first college degree.  Financial need will be considered in the selection process.  Financial need is determined through the FAFSA.  If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the deadline date of February 1, 2021.

Must complete the Dragon Success Plan facilitated through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  Freshman must earn at least a 2.00 GPA each semester.  Sophomores and above must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA or higher every semester.  Must complete at least 12 credits per semester.

Attach an essay (250 words or less) to the following:

  • As a student from a diverse background, please share how your background and experiences will enrich the diversity of the MSUM campus community.

This scholarship is available to students involved in MSUM’s Accounting Club.

 

Attach a statement: I plan to enroll in _____# of credits Fall 2021; _____ # of credits Spring 2022

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARs (both available on eServices for MSUM students).

Applicants must be enrolled in the School of Teaching & Learning.

The Ada Fick Scholarship Endowment is an upper class scholarship that is designated for Elementary Education majors who are older than average, junior or senior status with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARS (both available on eServices for MSUM students).

Full time Accounting or Finance major with financial need (as defined by the student filling out the FAFSA)

Applicants must be enrolled in the School of Teaching & Learning.

This scholarship is designated for Elementary Education students who are in good academic standing.

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARS (both available on eServices for MSUM students).

Recipient will be a full time student enrolled in courses related to Construction Management or Operations Management who are in good academic standing.

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARS (both available on eServices for MSUM students). 

Students must be from Cass or Clay County.  Awards based on academic merit.

Available to 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. 

No additional requirements needed

 

MSUM offers Pre-Health scholarship to eligible students who have aspirations to proceed into medical school. 

The recipient will be properly enrolled as a fulltime student at MSU Moorhead during the actual disbursement of the award and have a declared major in the College of Science, Health, and the Environment with a GPA of at least 3.5 upon receiving this scholarship.

The student will have a demonstrated need for this award.

Financial need is determined through the FAFSA.  If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

The Anna Wilson Gunderson Scholarship is for juniors or seniors majoring in Education, specifically Elementary Education, with the intent to teach are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must have graduated from a public high school in Lake Park, Hitterdal, Hawley, Glyndon, or Ulen, Minn.

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARS (both available on eServices for MSUM students).

Available to 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. 

Financial assistance (need) is determined by the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

No additional requirements needed

The Antoinette Eliason Memorial Scholarship is made available through MSUM past President and Mrs. Barden, in memory of Mrs. Barden’s mother.

This scholarship is for students who are seeking a degree in Nursing and demonstrate financial need (based on FAFSA process). 

Financial need is determined through the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

No additional requirements needed

Students seeking a degree in the School of Art with an emphasis in the Studio areas.

No additional requirements needed

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

All Applicants:  Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

Arthur (Arty) John Pedro Heald was the son of nursing professor Donna Heald Clark, who died at age 30 of a rare form of kidney cancer. Throughout his 20 month battle with the disease, Arty exemplified the heroism of those who are diagnosed with a serious illness. He never lost courage or spirit. This need based scholarship provides financial support for baccalaureate nursing students as they further their knowledge to provide the most competent and compassionate care for heroes like Arty. Full-time students who demonstrate financial need and are majoring in Nursing are eligible for this award.

Financial Need is determined through the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

No additional requirements needed

For Older-than-Average female students majoring in Philosophy and in good academic standing.

No additional requirements needed

Available to 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.

No additional requirements needed

Available to 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.

No additional requirements needed

 

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Applicants must be a senior majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry and BioTechnology with a minimum GPA of 3.6.

- Attach your academic transcript

- Attach an academic resume

 

 

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

 

 

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

All Applicants:  Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

 

Awarded to a student who is majoring in mathematics with preference given to students who have a G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher in their mathematics coursework and to students who plan to attend graduate school in mathematics or who plan to pursue a career in actuarial science. Requirements: Recipients must be a full time student during the previous academic year.

 

Full time student, junior or above majoring in music or music ed major with financial need (as defined as the student filling out the FAFSA).

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

All Applicants:  Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

Full time student junior or above, including graduate students, who are majoring in the SLHS program.  Must show financial aid (defined by the student filling out the FAFSA)

No additional requirements

Applicants must be a declared Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biotechnology major enrolled in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I in the fall and in good academic standing.

 

- Attach your academic transcript

- Attach an academic resume

 

 

Applicants must be a sophomore or junior standing in fall of 2020; demonstrate research and leadership skills; have departmental involvement; and a willingness to participate in a departmental seminar.  Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

- Attach an essay describing your participation in research and any accomplishments in this area.

- Attach a list of any awards, honors or scholarships you have received.

Applicants must be a senior standing in fall of 2020 with a GPA of 3.0; demonstrate research and leadership skills; have departmental involvement; and a willingness to participate in a departmental seminar.

- Attach an essay describing your participation in research and any accomplishments in this area.

- Attach a list of any awards, honors or scholarships you have received.

- Attach a resume or CV.

The Bosch Hamilton Scholarship is one of the many scholarships offered to current MSUM students in the School of Communication and Journalism.  Applicants must declare a major in Advertising, Broadcast Journalism, Integrated Ad & PR, Multimedia Journalism, Photojournalism or Public Relations.

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARs (both available on eServices for MSUM students).

Full-time student majoring within Paseka School of Business.  Junior or above.

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARs (both available on eServices for MSUM students).

Attach a statement:  I plan to enroll in _____ # of credits Fall 2021;  _____# of credits Spring 2022

Awarded to full-time, accounting majors.

- Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARS (both available on eServices for MSUM students).  

- Attach a statement: I plan to enroll in _____# of credits Fall 2021; _____ # of credits Spring 2022

Upperclass students majoring in Finance, Management, Marketing or Business Administraton.

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARS (both available on eServices for MSUM students). 

Attach a statement:  I plan to enroll in _____ # of credits Fall 2021;  _____# of credits Spring 2022

The Byron and Nona Murray Scholarship is available to female 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.

Financial need is determined by the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

 

 

MSUM offers a variety of College of Science, Health and the Environment scholarships for current MSUM students. These scholarships must be applied directly to and are awarded by the College of Science, Health and the Environment. Students with declared majors in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics are eligible to apply.

Awarded to a student who is majoring in mathematics with preference given to applicants who are pursuing a Minor in Music or a members of a MSUM music ensemble (choral or instrumental). Requirements: Recipients must be a full time student during the previous academic year.

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

Secondary consideration may be given to a minor in English or Performing Arts.

All Applicants:  Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community.

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students).

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Fall semester junior or senior class level.

Application Criteria:

  • Must be a declared Art major in the School of Art.
  • Applicant must demonstrate strong abilities in their chosen area of emphasis in the School of Art and
  • must have a 3.0 overall GPA in MSUM coursework.
  • Upload a copy of your current transcript
  • Upload a digital portfolio (see the School of Art website for more information on the digital portfolio) or an art history paper.

 

The Carol Gaede Scholarship Award was established to honor Dr. Carol Gaede for her long-standing commitment to excellence and learning in the disciplines of Communication Studies, Film Studies, and Theatre Arts. The scholarship is a financial award that honors academic, artistic/creative, and/or service achievement in a student who is a declared major in communication studies, film or theatre arts.

Requirements: Less than 64 credits, 3.0 GPA, creativity and service to community.

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARs (both available on eServices for MSUM students).

The Carol Gaede Scholarship Award was established to honor Dr. Carol Gaede for her long-standing commitment to excellence and learning in the disciplines of Communication Studies, Film Studies, and Theatre Arts. The scholarship is a financial award that honors academic, artistic/creative, and/or service achievement in a student who is a declared major in communication studies, film or theatre arts.

Requirements: Less than 64 credits, 3.0 GPA, creativity and service to community.

No additional requirements needed

The Carol Gaede Scholarship Award was established to honor Dr. Carol Gaede for her long-standing commitment to excellence and learning in the disciplines of Communication Studies, Film Studies, and Theatre Arts. The scholarship is a financial award that honors academic, artistic/creative, and/or service achievement in a student who is a declared major in communication studies, film or theatre arts.

Requirements: Less than 64 credits, 3.0 GPA, creativity and service to community.

 

 

 

 

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) music major or music minor with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the instrument/vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

All Applicants:  Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community. 

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students). 

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

 

 

The Charles Magel Upper Class Scholarship is available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree who are US citizens. 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.

No additional requirements needed

MSUM students that are Philosophy majors who are in good academic standing.

No additional requirements needed

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) vocalist with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

All Applicants:  Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community. 

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students). 

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring.

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.

 

 

Junior or senior majoring in English. Criteria for the scholarship shall include academic performance, leadership in University activities and/or other contributions to the university, and financial need.

Financial need is determined through the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

 

- Attach two letters of recommendation from MSUM faculty or other university.

- Attach a sample of your best writing, totaling no fewer than 5 pages and no more than 7 pages, from 200 or higher
   level English course at MSUM.

- Attach a copy of your current transcript.

Full time History major with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

No additional requirements needed

MSUM offers a variety of scholarships through the College of Arts, Media, and Communication whose major is in the School of Art, School of Communication and Journalism, School of Entertainment Industry and Technology, School of Media Arts and Design, School of Performing Arts.

No additional requirements needed

Graduate students who are majors of programs within the College of Education and Human Services.  Must be taking six (6) credits a semester with a mimimum GPA of 3.25.

No additional requirements needed

Students who are majors of programs within the College of Education and Human Services.  Must be taking nine (9) credits a semester with a minimum GPA of 2.75.

No additional requirements needed

MSUM offers a variety of Communication scholarships for incoming freshman students majoring in Communication Studies.

The Communication Studies Scholarship recognizes new students who have declared, or will declare, a major in communication studies.

Eligibility:

  1. High school seniors OR incoming transfer students who will be majoring in communication studies at MSUM;
  2. Current MSUM students who have recently declared the major;
  3. Recent transfer students who have declared a major in communication studies;
  4. This award is available to students who have not yet completed two semesters as a communication studies major.

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARs (both available on eServices for MSUM students).

Candidates who are junior or above who are majoring in English, and maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher in English are eligible to apply. The Connie Oxton English Memorial scholarship is designated for students pursuing a degree in Secondary English Education. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Financial Need is determined through the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

Attach two letters of recommendation from MSUM faculty or other university.

Attach a sample of your best writing, totaling no fewer than 5 pages and no more than 7 pages, from 200 or higher level English course at MSUM.

Attach a copy of your current transcript.

The Construction Management scholarships are made possible by donations made to the MSU Moorhead Foundation by alumni and friends of the University. The scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement, as well as contributions to the construction profession, the campus, and the community through leadership and active participation in events and organizations.

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARS (both available on eServices for MSUM students). 

Available to 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.  Female students in a nontraditional major with a 3.0 GPA or higher, and sophomore standing or above are eligible for to apply for this scholarship.

No additional requirements needed

The Counseling and Student Affairs (CNSA) Program offers two $500 scholarships each fall semester.  Scholarships will be awarded during the annual CNSA Alumni Social to be used for the spring semester.

Graduate students who have been accepted into the CNSA program and have completed one semester in the program will be eligible to apply.

A committee comprised of the CNSA faculty and two CNSA alumni will select the recipients of the two $500.00 scholarships. Scholarship decisions will be based on the following criteria: GPA, engagement in service and experience, and potential for success in the fields of counseling and/or student affairs.

No additional requirements needed

Generous donations from CSIS alumni and former and current faculty and staff have funded a Computer Science and Information Systems endowment for CSIS majors.

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARS (both available on eServices for MSUM students). 

 

Generous donations from CSIS alumni and former and current faculty and staff have funded a Computer Science and Information Systems endowment for CSIS majors.

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARS (both available on eServices for MSUM students). 

1) Applicant must be an entering freshman and a declared major in Economics.
2) Applicant must be enrolled in at least six credits in Economics in the first year and 30 credits overall by the end
    of the spring 2022 semester.
3) An applicant is eligible for renewed funding by maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the Economics classes
    specifically and a cumulative GPA of 3.25.  As a second-year Economics major, the student must be enrolled in
    at least 12 credits of Economics courses and 30 credits overall.

Submit an essay of no more than 600 word addressing this year's theme:  "Given the recession caused by COVID-19, should the Federal Government provide more fiscal stimulus?"

Essays will be evaluated on content, clarity, grammar and style.

Upperclass students in any business-related major.

 

Attach a statement:  I plan to enroll in _____ # of credits Fall 2021;  _____# of credits Spring 2022

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARS (both available on eServices for MSUM students). 

 

This scholarship is awarded to upperclass (sophomore/junior/senior) vocalist with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Recipients are required to participate in an ensemble on the vocal area from which they received the scholarship.

All Applicants:  Attach a Music Resume that lists your instrument/vocal range, past and current ensemble participation (curricular and extracurricular), years of applied study, teachers, awards received, honors/achievements, service to your department, school, and community. 

Attach a .pdf copy of your most recent DARS report (Both are available on eServices for MSUM students). 

Students applying for a scholarship in a specific instrumental/vocal area or commercial music must prepare a 4-6 minute performance using appropriate audition material as advised by your faculty.  Auditions will take place during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day each spring. 

Current MSUM Upperclassman Students (having already attended at least one year at MSUM) who choose to apply for a Music Education or a Music Academic scholarship will be expected to participate in a formal interview during the Upperclassman Scholarship Audition Day.