MSUM offers a variety of Diversity & Inclusion scholarships for current and incoming students. Scholarships are listed below. Students can also apply for general university scholarships through the Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid.
For information on outside scholarships, please visit our cultural and identity center pages.
The Access, Opportunity and Success Scholars Program offers a $2,000 award to student recipients each semester, which may be renewed upon successful completion of scholar requirements (contingent upon funding). Student scholars complete the Dragon Success Plan each semester, which provides students with the opportunity to receive holistic advising from their assigned staff advisor, connect with faculty, and get involved in the campus community. The graduation rate for students in the AOS Scholars Program is 83 percent.
Interested in learning about some of our previous Scholars Program recipients? Check out our Scholar Profiles.
The application deadline to be considered for fall semester 2018 is May 15, 2018.
2018 AOS Scholars Program Application
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate student who is from a population that is underrepresented at MSUM, who identifies as: African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, and/or Hispanic/Latinx. Preference will be given to students pursuing their first college degree. One semester award. Must re-apply to be considered for future semesters.
Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Application
Eligibility: Native American student of Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Created in memory of Palma Nelson Loftness. One semester award. Must re-apply to be considered for future semesters.
Eligibility: Hispanic student from the Pharr/San Juan/Alamo School District in South Texas. Upperclass applicants must have a 3.5 GPA at the time of application. Incoming applicants must be graduating in the top 25% of their high school class. Must maintain 12 credits per semester. Designed to empower and inspire Hispanic students. One semester award. Must re-apply to be considered for future semesters.
Eligibility: Native American student, with preference given to students in the Honors program. Created as a gift to support students and the work of the university. One semester award. Must re-apply to be considered for future semesters.
Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) Indian Teacher Training Program supports American Indian students working toward an undergraduate degree in a teaching field or a graduate degree in education.
Eligibility: An American Indian student is eligible who, after applying for federal and Minnesota state financial aid, has financial need that remains unmet. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and make satisfactory academic progress toward completion of degree.
Minnesota Indian Teacher Training Program Scholarship Application
Eligibility: Identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and/or demonstrate leadership or service for LGBTQ+ community. Applicants sought from persons of diverse backgrounds, particularly those from traditionally underrepresented communities and demographic groups. One semester award. Must re-apply to be considered for future semesters.