Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships

  • 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 to receive holistic advising from their assigned advisor/mentor, connect with their peers and 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 Requirements:

    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • New undergraduate freshman or new transfer student (spring and fall 2018 admits eligible) from a population that is underrepresented at MSUM, who identifies as:
      • African American/Black
      • American Indian/Alaska Native
      • Asian/Pacific Islander
      • Hispanic/Latino
       
    • Preference will be given to students pursuing their first college degree.
    • Financial need, as determined by the federal needs analysis calculation and defined by MSUM, is considered in the selection process. Results of the 2018-2019 FAFSA must be received by the MSUM Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid by the application deadline of May 15, 2018.

    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.

    Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Application

    Eligibility:

    • Must be of American Indian descent (tribal enrollment not required).
    • Maintain full-time enrollment status (8 or more credits for graduate, 12 or more credits for undergraduate).
    • Have/maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester.
    • Must sign an agreement to complete the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Dragon Success Plan.
    • All majors will be considered.
    • May be renewed for subsequent semesters.

    Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Application

    Eligibility:

    • Must be of American Indian descent (tribal enrollment not required).
    • First priority funding will be given to graduate students pursuing a master's degree in education or counseling and student affairs. Second priority funding will be given to undergraduate students planning to enroll in a master’s degree in education, counseling and student affairs, law, medicine, or other advanced degree programs. Third priority funding will be given to students seeking an undergraduate degree.
    • Maintain full-time enrollment status (8 or more credits for graduate, 12 or more credits for undergraduate).
    • Have/maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester.
    • Must sign an agreement to complete the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Dragon Success Plan.
    • All majors will be considered.
    • May be renewed for subsequent semesters.

    Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Application

    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.

    Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Application

    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.

    Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Application

    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. One semester award. Must re-apply to be considered for future semesters.

    Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Application