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Eagle Excellence Award

Would you like to double your KEES dollars? MSU offers a scholarship that enables Kentucky first-time freshmen to get “much more” from their Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship (KEES) dollars. 

With the Eagle Excellence Award you can double your earned KEES value!   

Award Given/Amount Covered

100% match of Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship (KEES)


Be admitted to MSU as an entering freshman or transfer student with less than 30 hours AND meet ALL of the following requirements:

1. Be a legal resident of Kentucky; and
2. Be eligible for the Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship (KEES) administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA); and
3. Achieve at least a 22 ACT composite score or SAT combined score (math + verbal) of 1020 or higher prior by the start of classes with MSU; and


Submit a completed application packet, including application form, transcript, and test scores by the March 15 application deadline.

Note: Students should apply as early as possible to ensure consideration, as funds are limited for these highly-competitive scholarships.
This scholarship may NOT be awarded in addition to other academic scholarships, except the Alumni Scholarship.

Criteria for Renewal

1. Must enroll full-time (at least 12 hours) consecutive fall and spring semesters with MSU;
2. Satisfy the University's on-campus residency policy;
3. Continue to meet eligibility requirements as administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

How to Apply

1. Complete an Undergraduate Admission & Scholarship Application Packet
2. Submit High School Transcript & Test Scores
3. Turn in application, transcript, & test scores to the Office of Enrollment Services by the March 15 application deadline.
 * No supplementary scholarship application required.


The Office of Enrollment Services

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