Office of Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships

MSUM offers a variety of Diversity & Inclusion scholarships for current and incoming students. Students can apply for Diversity & Inclusion scholarships through the online scholarship application October 1-February 1.

This scholarship is available to new freshman and new transfer students, seeking their first Bachelor's degree, admitted to MSUM from an underrepresented or underserved population, US citizen or permanent resident.  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 will be considered in the selection process.  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 scholarship applicationdeadline date of February 1, 2022.

Must complete the Dragon Success Plan facilitated through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  Freshman must earn at least a 2.00 GPA each semester.  Sophomores and above must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA or higher every semester.  Must complete at least 12 credits per semester.

Attach an essay (250 words or less) to the following:

As a student from a diverse background, please share how your background and experiences will enrich the diversity of the MSUM campus community.

This scholarship is available to students from an underrepresented or underserved population who meet the following conditions:  identify as African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, and/or Hispanic/Latino; undergraduate or graduate student; US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Must complete the Dragon Success Plan faciliated through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  Must complete at least 12 credits per semester and maintain at least a 2.00 GPA or higher every semester.  May be renewed for subsequent semesters, contingent upon funding.

Attach an essay (250 words or less) to the following:

As a student from a diverse background, please share how your background and experiences will enrich the diversity of the MSUM campus community.

This scholarship is available to students who identify as Hispanic/Latino; undergraduate or graduate student; US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Must complete the Dragon Success Plan facilitated through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  Must complete at least 12 credits per semester and maintain at least a 2.00 GPA or higher every semester.  May be renewed for subsequent semesters, contingent upon funding.

Attach an essay (250 words or less) to the following:

As a student from a diverse background, please share how your background and experiences will enrich the diversity of the MSUM campus community.

This scholarship is designated for American Indian or Native American students of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota.  In memory of Palma Nelson Loftness.

Must complete at least 12 credits per semester and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.  May be renewed for subsequent semesters, contingent upon funding.

Attach an essay (250 words or less) to the following:

As a student from a diverse background, please share how your background and experiences will enrich the diversity of the MSUM campus community.

This scholarship is available to American Indian students (tribal enrollment is not required).

Must complete the Dragon Success Plan facilitated through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  Must complete at least 12 credits per semester and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA every semester.  May be renewed for subsequent semesters, contingent upon funding.

Attach an essay (250words or less) to the following:

As a student from a diverse background, please share how your background and experiences will enrich the diversity of the MSUS campus community.

This scholarship is available to American Indian students (tribal enrollment is not required). Must be a tull time student.

Must complete the Dragon Success Plan facilitated through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. May be renewed for subsequent semesters, contingent upon funding.

Attach an essay (250 words or less) to the following:

As a student from a diverse background, please share how your background and experiences will enrich the diversity of the MSUM campus community.

Available to undergraduate students seeking their first undergraduate degree, from a culturally diverse background, who are either entering freshmen or transfer students with high academic standing and accomplishments. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or refugee candidate to apply. The Scholarship is competitive; selection is based on the applicant's strengths and attributes. The scholarship is for $3,000 per year, renewable based on maintaining a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of each spring semester. If awarded, this replaces any academic scholarship previously awarded.

This scholarship is awarded as funds become available.

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 scholarship application deadline date.

No additional requirements needed

 

This scholarship is designated for Hispanic students from South Texas.  Freshman applicants must have graduated in the top 25 percent of their class, and upperclassmen must have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Must complete the Dragon Success Plan facilitated through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  Must complete at least 12 credits per semester and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA every semester.

Attach an essay (250 words or less) to the following:

As a student from a diverse background, please share how your background and experiences will enrich the diversity of the MSUM campus community.

This scholarship is available to American Indian students (tribal enrollment not required), with preference given to students in the Honors program.

Must complete the Dragon Success Plan facilitated through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  Must complete at least 12 credits per semester and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.  May be renewed for subsequent semesters, contingent upon funding.

Attach an essay (250 words or less) to the following:

As a student from a diverse background, please share how your background and experiences will enrich the diversity of the MSUM campus community.

This scholarship is available to students from an underrepresented or underserved population who meet the following conditions:  Identify as African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, and/or Hispanic/Latino; undergraduate or graduate student; US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Must complete the Dragon Success Plan facilitated through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  Must complete at least 12 credits per semester and maintain at least a 2.00 GPA or higher every semester.  May be renewed for subsequent semester, contingent upon funding.

Attach an essay (250 words or less) to the following:

As a student from a diverse background, please share how your background and experiences will enrich the diversity of the MSUM campus community.

MSUM students who identify as LGBTQ+, and leadership or serve in the LGBTQ+ community are eligible for this scholarship.

The LGBTQ+ Rainbow Endowed Scholarship was founded in 1999 by Minnesota State University Moorhead alumni, faculty and staff. The endowment recognizes students’ affirmation of LGBTQ+ identity and encourages service and leadership to the LGBTQ+ community.

Attach a 250-500 word essay describing your service to or leadership in the LGBTQ+ community within the past two years.