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Midwestern State University offers students over $2 million in general academic merit scholarships each year. New incoming freshmen and transfer students seeking their first bachelor’s degree who are admitted to MSU by April 1 for fall or November 1 for spring are automatically considered for our general merit scholarships with no additional scholarship application required. Scholarships range from $500-$2,500 per academic year for students who qualify.

ScholarshipSelection Criteria*Award Amount
Freshman Distinction1360 SAT or 31 ACT$2500 per year
Freshman Excellence1170 SAT or 26 ACT$2000 per year
Outstanding Freshman1090 SAT or 24 ACT$1000 per year
Freshman Achievement1020 SAT or 22 ACT$750 per year
Freshman Recognition990 SAT or 21 ACT$500 per year
Transfer ExcellenceMinimum 3.5 cumulative GPA from each institution previously attended$2,000 per year
Transfer AchievementMinimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from each institution previously attended$1,500 per year
Phi Theta Kappa**Membership in PTK at previous institution$2,500 per year

All scholarships are subject to available funding
*SAT scores are based on the combined Critical Reading and Math scores only
**Is stackable with other transfer merit scholarships

Other Scholarships Recognizing Academic Merit

Regents ValedictorianHigh school valedictorian$3,000 per year
Regents SalutatorianHigh school salutatorian$2,000 per year
ISD Valedictorian/Salutatorian***       Valedictorian or salutatorian from select local ISDs$4,000 per year
ACCESS AwardConcurrently enrolled high school student at MSU$1,000 per year

***ISD Valedictorian/Salutatorian is NOT stackable with the Regents scholarships.

Scholarship Opportunities through MSU Admissions:

Information regarding athletic scholarships can be obtained from the Head Coach of the particular sport.

For list of more scholarship opportunities, students should seek information about applications and deadlines through the academic departments, Financial Aid, and University Donor Services.

Helpful Scholarship Websites:

Unfortunately, many students and families have encountered scholarship "scams". Please use caution when applying for scholarships! Scholarship Scams!