Access, Opportunity & Success Scholars Program

The Access, Opportunity and Success Scholars award is $2,000 (up to $4,000 per academic year). If awarded, the Access, Opportunity, and Success Scholars Program replaces other MSUM academic scholarships (including Distinguished Dragon, Moorhead Achieve, University and Ignite) awarded to the recipient.

Interested in applying for our Scholars Program? You can apply for this scholarship program through the online scholarship application October 1-February 1.

This scholarship is available to new freshman and new transfer students who are seeking their first Bachelor's degree, admitted to MSUM from an underrepresented or underserved population, a US citizen or permanent resident, and demonstrate financial need.

Eligible students identify as African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic/Latino. Preference will be given to students pursuing their first college degree. Financial need is determined through the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at 

Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress and be registered for at least 12 credits per semester.

No additional requirements are needed.