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Great Plains Scholarships for New Freshmen and Transfer Students

We offer numerous scholarships for first-year, transfer and returning students. Our competitive academic scholarships are noted below.

Applicants must submit a completed MSU Scholarship and Award Program application by the February 16 deadline to be considered.
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Great Plains Exceptional Scholar Award
Full Tuition for 4 Consecutive Years
(does not include fees)
Min HS GPA 3.65 30-36 ACT
or 1330-1600 SAT
Distinctive & Engaged
Scholar Award
Service for Common
Good Scholar Award
HS GPA 3.5-4.0
Canadians need an 85%
HS GPA 3.0-3.49
Canadians need a 75%
Only one of these scores, ACT or SAT, is required
to qualify for an award.
Amount Amount SAT Critical Reading & Math Only ACT Composite
$3,500.00 $3,000.00 1210-1320 27-29
$3,000.00 $2,500.00 1090-1200 24-26
$2,500.00 $2,000.00 1020-1080 22-23
$2,000.00 $1,500.00 940-1010 20-21
$1,500.00 $1,000.00 860-930 18-19
Transfer Student Scholar Award
A student must have a minimum of 24 and no more than 70 transferable semester hours earned credit to be eligible. The award is one-time, non-renewable. Additional scholarships are available.
$1,500 3.5-4.0
$1,000 3.0-3.49

2016-2017 MSU Recruit Back Program
Have you considered returning to MSU? Are you ready to finish your degree? Minot State University understands life happens. We'd like to invite you to participate in the 2016-17 Recruit Back Program which allows you the opportunity to work closely with an academic advisor in developing plan to complete your original – or new – degree.

Contact us to see if you are eligible for a Recruit Back scholarship.

Criteria for Fall 2016
You must be eligible for re-admission to Minot State University.
You must be degree-seeking towards your first degree.
You must re-apply by June 30 and enroll for Fall 2016 classes by August 5 to be considered for a scholarship.
Additional terms may apply.

Additional Scholarships
Minot State has many scholarships available to students made possible by donors. These are awarded based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, leadership, service and legacy. More information can be found at the financial aid website and the undergraduate catalog.