Cultural Diversity Award

The Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver promotes diversity on campus through assistance to historically under-represented individuals and economically disadvantaged students. 

New freshmen and transfer students may apply for the Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver by applying for admission and submitting the Minot State General Scholarship Application by the February 15, 2022 priority deadline* to be considered for the Cultural Diversity Award.

  • Undergraduate new freshmen with a high school GPA of 2.25 or greater and transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or greater and pursuing a first bachelor's degree.  Eligibility will be based on the ethnicity as listed on the MSU Admission Application.
  • US Citizen
  • Minot State General Scholarship Application required for admitted students (deadline is February 15)
  • Enrollment in 12 or more credits for fall and spring semesters.
  • Receive a passing grade in 24 or more credits for the fall and spring semesters.
  • Earn a 2.25 or greater semester GPA and 2.25 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • The award applies only to the tuition charged for on-campus and off-campus face-to-face courses.
  • Students who withdraw forfeit their award.
  • If all or a portion of your tuition is paid by a 3rd party agency, this award may be reduced or canceled.
  • The award is non-refundable.
  • Available to US residents only.
    •  ND residents - 50% tuition waiver
    •  Contiguous residents - 25% tuition waiver
      • Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota
    •  WUE residents - 10% tuition waiver 
      • Alaska. Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
    •  Non-resident - 10% tuition waiver
  • A student may receive only one academic tuition waiver award per year.  Students eligible for more than one award will receive the greater of the academic awards being offered.
  • The maximum amount a student can receive from institutional funds cannot exceed the tuition, fees and books, and room and board (if living on campus).  Institutional funds include any award program and endowed scholarships

*Late applications will be considered as funds are available.