Scholarship Timeline & Eligibility Criteria

MSU Moorhead scholarship application period begins October 1 and ends February 1. Scholarships are awarded for the upcoming academic year, unless otherwise noted. Students applying for a scholarship at MSUM must meet specific eligibility criteria.


  • October
    • Scholarship applications are available annually on October 1. Selection for some scholarships are based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • The FAFSA is available annually at Submit the FAFSA early to maximize financial aid eligibility, including scholarships
  • February
    • Submit application and any required materials by February 1.

Eligibility Criteria

Students applying for a scholarship need to meet eligibility criteria such as full-time enrollment, maintaining a certain GPA, major, year in college or financial need.

Scholarships require full-time enrollment (12+ credits per semester) unless otherwise noted in the application criteria.

Renewable scholarships may have GPA requirements, but do not require annual applications. Automatic scholarships are awarded for the semester and/or year specified or until you graduate, whichever comes first. Failure to meet eligibility requirements may result in loss of scholarship funds.

Scholarships are not transferable to another institution.

Federal regulations prevent a student from receiving financial aid, including scholarships, that exceeds the University's cost of attendance. Financial aid awards are adjusted in some instances.