Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree who have completed at least 12 MSUM credits by the end of the current fall semester. Applicants must be full time students (12 or more credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according
to University policies. Students receiving renewal scholarships (i.e.
freshman automatics) are eligible to receive one of the following
scholarships in addition to their renewal scholarship (if awarded).
Scholarships are awarded in the spring for the following academic year.
Deadline for 2016-2017 applications were due February 1, 2016
Current MSUM students (must meet criteria listed):
Current MSUM students (no criteria):
Note: The criteria for some scholarships may include financial need. An evaluation of financial need is done through a review of FAFSA information (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) that has been provided to the MSUM Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid. If you have not completed a FAFSA form already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.
Students in the second semester of the sophomore year or later, maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater at the end of each fall semester are eligible to apply. Current MSUM and incoming transfer students are eligible to apply. A letter of endorsement from an MSUM faculty member, proposing how the applicant will be engaged in an apprentice relationship under the faculty member's supervision, must be submitted along with the application. The scholarship is $5,000 per year for tuition for the final two years of a student's attendance.
Available to upper class students through some academic departments on campus. Check with the department of your major. The departments have their own application and awarding process.
Named in recognition of the people who founded our University. They created an educational opportunity that has enriched lives since 1888. Long ago our students were affectionately known as "scramblers," because they came from modest means, worked hard, and left with a brighter future. Thanks to the founders, our heritage is comprised of success, service, and citizenship.
The Founders Scholarship is a competitive $2,500 need-based scholarship awarded once to students who embody these exemplary characteristics. The scholarship is named in recognition of MSUM Founders and funded by specific gifts and proceeds of the annual Founders Gala.
Students eligible to apply:
Scholarship continuation: A 3.0 cumulative MSUM GPA at the end of fall 2016 semester is required to retain scholarship eligibility spring 2017 semester.
Deadline for 2016-2017: May 1, 2016
2016-2017 Founders Scholarship Application form
Second Start Student Scholarship
The scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement, as well as contributions to the campus and community through leadership and active participation in events and organizations. Awarded to newly admitted undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:
Second Start Application Form
Awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the areas of art, music, cinema arts and digital technologies or theatre arts. Department faculty select talent awards. Contact the departments directly for more information and application procedures.
School of Media Arts & Design
School of Performing Arts
School of Visual Arts
Awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional athletic talent.
For more information on athletic scholarships, call the Athletic Department at 218.477.2622.