Current Student Scholarships

  • Upper class scholarships are available to current MSU Moorhead students pursuing their first undergraduate degree who have completed at least 12 MSUM semester credits by the end of fall semester who are in good standing. Minnesota State University Alumni Foundation offers scholarships gifted by alumni, businesses, friends and foundations to incoming, current, and graduate students. Many of these scholarships are available through individual departments, colleges and programs. Application and recommendation form are available in October with a deadline date of February 1 each year.

  • Upper Class/Transfer Scholars Apprentice Scholarship
    Description:

    MSUM students in the second semester of their sophomore year or later, maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of fall semester are eligible to apply.  A letter of endorsement from a current MSUM faculty member proposing how the applicant will be engaged in an apprentice relationship under the faculty member's supervision must be submitted with the application.

    The scholarship is $10,000 ($5,000 per year for tuition for the final two years of attendance of a student's first bachelor's degree).

    Year In School: International; Junior (60-89 credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Honors Apprentice
    GPA: 3.50 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
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    Competitive Upper Class Scholarships

    Upper class scholarships are available to students pursing their first MSUM undergraduate degree. Applicants must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) each semester. The application is available annually October 1 with a February 1 deadline.

    Complete only one application to be considered for the following scholarships:
  • 50th Class Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies. 

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Alex Stern Family Foundation (Residents of Cass or Clay County)
    Description:

    Students must be from Cass or Clay County.  Awards based on academic merit.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies. 

    Year In School: Freshman (0-29 credits); Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    AmeriPride Services Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: International; Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Anonymous Academic and Need Based (Complete FAFSA before deadline date)
    Description:

    This scholarship is designated for students who are academically able but need financial assistance.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies. 

    Financial assistance (need) is determined by the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Basil and Hilda Townsend Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: International; Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Bea Lewis Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: International; Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Byron and Nona Murray (Female students)
    Description:

    The Byron and Nona Murray Scholarship is available to female students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Financial need is determined by the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Charles Magel Scholarship
    Description:

    The Charles Magel Upper Class Scholarship is available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree who are US citizens. Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Corner Family (Female student in non-traditional major)
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.  Female students in a nontraditional major with a 3.0 GPA or higher, and sophomore standing or greater are eligible for to apply for this scholarship.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 3.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Delsie Holmquist (Current residents of Holmquist Hall)
    Description:

    Current residents of Holmquist Hall are eligible for this scholarship.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: International; Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    DiAnn Kuntz (Napoloen, ND or Logan County; Complete FAFSA before deadline date)
    Description:

    Students who show financial need from the Napoleon, N.D. school district. Next choice would be someone from Logan County. If no applicant from Logan County, the award will be given to someone from North Dakota.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies. 

    Need is determined by the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

    Year In School: Freshman (0-29 credits); Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Doris and Francis Butler Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: International; Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Esther and Roy Froemming (Older-than-Average Female)
    Description:

    This scholarship is designated for an older than average female student.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Fargo American Legion Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Floyd Hans Scholarship
    Description:

    Floyd Hans was born in Addison Township, rural Davenport, ND.  He farmed the family farm until his retirement in 1968.  He was an active member of the Canaan Moravian Church, including Sunday school superintendent until he moved to Fargo.

    Awarded to upper class students in good academic standing.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Friends of the University Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Harriet Geib Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: Freshman (0-29 credits); International; Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Helen Arbes Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: International; Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Helen Welter Wallwork Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: International; Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    International Student Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to international students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: International
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Janet Cupler Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Jennie Johnson Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Leona Lewis Anderson (Graduated from Hawley High School)
    Description:

    This scholarship is designated for students who graduated from Hawley High School.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: Freshman (0-29 credits); Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Leslie and Clara Raff (Resident from Fertile, MN)
    Description:

    This scholarship is for freshmen students from Fertile, Minn. If no freshman applies, the scholarship is available to upper class students from Fertile, or to an upper class education major.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: Freshman (0-29 credits); Incoming Freshman; Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Lester Wyland (Resident from Glyndon, MN)
    Description:

    This scholarship is reserved for students from the Glyndon, Minn., area.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: Freshman (0-29 credits); Incoming Freshman; Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Michael and Sheryl Deconcini (Complete FAFSA before deadline date)
    Description:

    This need-based scholarship is designated for Founders’ Week.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Need is determined by the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Michael Hansen (Older-than-Average male; complete FAFSA before deadline date)
    Description:

    This scholarship is designated for an older than average male student with financial need.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Financial need is determined by the results from filing the FAFSA.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Nina Stevenson Scholarship
    Description:

    This scholarship is open to all students and will be awarded based on academic ability and community and school service.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  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.

    Year In School: Freshman (0-29 credits); Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Offutt Family Foundation (Complete FAFSA before deadline date)
    Description:

    This scholarship is designated for students seeking their first undergraduate degree who show financial need.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Financial need is determined through the FAFASA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 3.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Paul Horn (Moorhead, MN resident)
    Description:

    This scholarship is available for a resident of Moorhead or the surrounding area.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Russell and Nina Monson Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: International; Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Sara Nelson (25 years or older female; MN resident)
    Description:

    This scholarship is designated for a woman 25 years or older, preferably a Minnesota resident, who shows academic promise.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Tau Kappa Epsilon-Kappa Nu Alpha (Fraternity/Sorority members)
    Description:

    The recipient of this upper class scholarship must be a junior/senior who is a member of a MSUM fraternity or sorority who has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

     

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: Delta Zeta Sorority; Gamma Phi Beta Sorority; Kappa Sigma Fraternity
    GPA: 2.50 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Tom and Jackie Edwards (Complete FAFSA before deadline date)
    Description:

    This scholarship is available to full-time students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, seeking their first undergraduate degree and demonstrate financial need.

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Financial need is determined through the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

    Year In School: Freshman (0-29 credits); Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 3.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Upper Class Scholarship
    Description:

    The Upper Class Scholarship is available to current MSUM students pursuing their first undergraduate degree who have completed at least 12 MSUM semester credits by the end of fall semester who are in good standing.

    Year In School: Freshman (0-29 credits); Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    US Bank Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Year In School: International; Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Virginia Murray-McArthur Family Scholarship
    Description:

    Available to junior and senior students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  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. 

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)
    Webb and Peggy White Scholarship (Complete FAFSA before deadline date))
    Description:

    Need-based scholarship available to students pursuing their first MSUM undergraduate degree.  Applicants must be full time students (12 or more MSUM credits) each semester at MSUM. No GPA requirement - only that the student is in good standing according to University policies.

    Need is determined through the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA results must be received by the application deadline date.

    Year In School: Junior (60-89 credits); Senior (90+ credits); Sophomore (30-59 credits); Transfer (24+ credits)
    Majors, Programs & Interests: - Any -
    GPA: 2.00 - 4.00
    Enrollment: Full-time (12+ credits)