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In-State Scholarships

  • Some scholarships have a minimum admission index requirement, in addition to the minimum GPA and minimum ACT requirements. The admission index is calculated by multiplying the ACT composite by 10 and adding it to the GPA x 100. For example, 25 ACT x 10 (250) + 3.50 GPA x 100 (350) = 600 admission index.
  • College credit hours completed prior to high school graduation, including Eagle Scholars courses, do not affect scholarship eligibility.
  • With the exception of the Alumni and Valedictorian Scholarships, students may only receive one academic achievement scholarship.
  • Effective for new students in the 2022-23 school year.
  • Download In-State Scholarships PDF
 

Alumni Scholarship

Value: $1,000/year (renewable) *Requires on campus housing for at least four semesters. If approved to commute or to live off campus, the scholarship will be reduced by 50%.
Minimum Academic Requirements: Unconditional admission
Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman who is a child, grandchild or spouse of an active MSU alumnus.
Application: Submit a completed admissions application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the priority application deadline of March 15.To apply, visit alumni.moreheadstate.edu/applyalumni.
 

Black Achiever Scholarship

Value: Full tuition (renewable). *Requires on campus housing for at least four semesters. If approved to commute or to live off campus, the scholarship will be reduced by 50%.
Minimum Academic Requirements: Unconditional admission
Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, Kentucky resident, completion of the Black Achievers Program in Lexington or Louisville, Kentucky.
Application: Submit a completed admissions application packet including admission application form, transcripts, test scores and a completed Diversity Scholar Application packet, by the application
deadline of Dec. 1.
 

Dean's Scholar Award

Value: $4,000/year (renewable) *Requires on campus housing for at least four semesters. If approved to commute or to live off campus, the scholarship will be reduced by 50%.
Minimum Academic Requirements: 3.25 unweighted high school GPA and 21 ACT composite; 535 Admission Index
Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, Kentucky resident.
Application: Submit a completed admissions application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the priority application deadline of March 15.
 

Commonwealth Scholarship

Value: $9,000/year (renewable)
Minimum Academic Requirements: 3.75 unweighted high school GPA and 28 ACT composite
Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, Kentucky resident
Application: Submit a completed admission application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the priority application deadline of March 15.
 

Diversity Opportunity Scholarship

Value: Full tuition (renewable). *Requires on campus housing for at least four semesters. If approved to commute or to live off campus, the scholarship will be reduced by 50%.
Minimum Academic Requirements: Unconditional admission
Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, Kentucky resident, have an ethnic background of one of Hispanic/Latino, African American, American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.
Application: Submit a completed admission application packet including admission application form, transcripts, test scores and a completed Diversity Scholarship Application packet , by the application deadline of Dec. 1.


Eagle Assurance Scholarship

This is a financial need-based scholarship for students who meet these criteria: 
  • 2021 graduates of any Kentucky high school. 
  • Are Pell Grant eligible (per the FAFSA). 
  • Enrolling as first-time, full-time student. 
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.8 (4.0 scale). 
  • Live in campus housing (see www.moreheadstate.edu/housing for details and residency policy). 
The Eagle Assurance Scholarship is renewable if students maintain Pell Grant and KEES eligibility, full-time student status, and live on campus. Visit www.moreheadstate.edu/assurance. To apply, complete the Undergraduate Admission & Scholarship Application.
 

Governor's Scholar Award/Governor's School of the Arts Award

Value: $8,000/year (renewable) *Requires on campus housing for at least four semesters. If approved to commute or to live off campus, the scholarship will be reduced by 30%.
Minimum Academic Requirements: 3.50 unweighted high school GPA and 25 ACT composite
Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, Kentucky resident, alumnus of Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP), Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) or Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE).
Application: Submit a completed admission application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the priority deadline of March 15.
 

Honors Scholarship

Value: Full tuition, on-campus housing allowance (up to the cost of the Honors Hall), $1,000 book credit at the University Store, a designated meal plan, and $1,500 one-time education abroad allowance (renewable).
Minimum Academic Requirements: Competitive
Eligibility Criteria: Selection based on academic achievement, including GPA, test scores, challenging coursework, leadership and service experiences, awards and recognitions, essay, sample of work and interview.
Application: Submit a completed Honors Application packet, including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the application deadline of Dec. 1.

 

Kentucky Scholars Award

Value: ​$7,000/year (renewable) *Requires on campus housing for at least four semesters. If approved to commute or to live off campus, the scholarship will be reduced by 30%.
Minimum Academic Requirements: 3.25 unweighted high school, GPA and 25 ACT composite; 600 admission index
Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, Kentucky resident.
Application: Submit a completed admissions application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the priority application deadline of March 15.

 

Roger's Scholar Award

Value: Full tuition (renewable) or full tuition and housing (renewable). *Requires on campus housing for at least four semesters. 
Minimum Academic Requirements: 22 ACT composite and 3.50 unweighted high school GPA for full tuition; or 28 ACT composite and a 3.75 unweighted high school GPA for full tuition and housing
Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, Kentucky resident, alumnus of Rogers Scholar Program.
Application: Submit a completed admission application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the priority application deadline of March 15.
  

Valedictorian Scholarship

Value: $1,000 for one year
Minimum Academic Requirements: Valedictorian of your graduating class
Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, valedictorian of your graduating class, Kentucky resident.
Application: Submit a completed admissions application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the priority application deadline of March 15.
 

Notes

  • The total duration of renewable scholarships is eight semesters, as long as the renewal criteria is met.
  • Criteria for renewal will be listed in the official award letter. 
  • Awards based on academic criteria. Final GPA and official ACT scores may affect awards.
  • Total financial aid cannot exceed cost of attendance. Subsequent changes do not apply to the terms and conditions of an award.