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    MSUM Federal School Code: 002367

    Access, Opportunity, and Success Scholars Program

    Interested in applying for the 2016-2017 Access, Opportunity, and Success Scholars program. To learn more and apply, click here: AOS Application Form. Completed applications can be turned in to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Deadline to apply is May 1st, 2016.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
    • Admitted freshman or transfer student from a population that is underrepresented or underserved at MSUM, who meets ONE of the criteria:
      1. Person of color; or
      2. From a culturally diverse background; or
      3. For whom English is not their first language
    • Financial need, as determined by the federal needs analysis calculation and defined by the University, is considered in the selection process. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Results must be received at MSUM on OR before the scholarship application deadline.

    Helen Roberti Scholarship

    The Helen Roberti Scholarship Fund will award $500 scholarships for the 2016 Spring Semester to students who have financial aid eligibility. 

    Scholarship Criteria

    • Must be in satisfactory academic standing
    • Must be of American Indian descent
    • Must sign agreement to complete Office of Diversity and Inclusion SMART Program (attached)
    • Must submit a 1-2 page essay (attach to application) addressing the following:
      • What experiences have led you to select your field of study?
      • Describe the most challenging obstacle you have had to overcome and tell what you have learned from that experience.

    Scholarship Priorities:

    1. American Indian graduate students pursuing a Master's Degree in Education or Counseling/Student Affairs will receive first priority funding
    2. American Indian undergraduate students planning to enroll in a Master's Degree in Education, Counseling/Student Affairs, Law, Medicine, and other advanced degree programs will receive second priority funding
    3. American Indian students seeking an undergraduate degree will receive third priority funding

    All Majors Will Be Considered

    Application deadline: January 20, 2016
    Award recipients will be notified January 25, 2016

    Return scholarship application, essay, and agreement form to:
    Helen Roberti Scholarship Committee
    c/o Jody Steile
    Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Box 133
    Minnesota State University Moorhead
    1104 7th Ave South | Moorhead, MN 56563
    Comstock Memorial Union, Room 114
    Phone: 218.477.2652 Fax: 218.477.2534

    Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

    Scholarships are available to eligible Minnesota resident students of ¼ or more Indian ancestry attending eligible accredited institutions in Minnesota. Students are eligible to receive a scholarship for up to five years of study at the undergraduate level and an additional five years of study at the graduate level. Students in certificate, diploma or associates degree programs are eligible to receive the scholarship for no more than three years in order to reserve the remaining two years of undergraduate eligibility for the completion of a bachelors degree. Students may receive the scholarship for only one degree per undergraduate educational level and one doctorate or professional degree. The award amount is based on need up to $4,000 per year for undergraduate students and up to $6,000 for graduate students.

    Minnesota Department of Education
    1500 Highway 36 West | Roseville, MN 55113
    Phone: 1.800.657.3927 FREE

    Other Scholarship Opportunities

    Tribal Scholarships: Minnesota | North Dakota | South Dakota

    Related Scholarship Links: Native American


    Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships