In-State Scholarships

  • College credit hours completed prior to high school graduation, including Early College Program courses, do not affect scholarship eligibility.
  • With the exception of the Alumni and Valedictorian Scholarships, students may only receive one academic achievement scholarship.


Honors Scholarship

The MSU Honors Scholarship offers full tuition, on-campus housing allowance (up to a four-person suite), $5,000 and $1,500 one-time study abroad allowance. Selection is based on academic achievement, including GPA, test scores, challenging coursework, leadership and service experiences, awards and recognitions, essay, sample of work and interview. To apply, submit a completed Honors Application Packet, admission application form, transcripts and test scores by Dec. 1. Total value: $72,000 over four years

Commonwealth Scholarship

The Commonwealth Scholarship offers $8,000 per year to new incoming freshman who are Kentucky residents. Applicants must have at least a 3.75 unweighted high school GPA and a composite ACT score of 28 or higher. To apply, submit a completed admission application packet – including admission application form, transcripts and test scores – by March 15. Total value: $8,000 per year; $32,000 total

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

These awards offer $8,000 per year to new incoming freshman who are alumni of either the Governor's Scholars Program (GSP) or the Governor's School for the Arts (GSA). Applicants must have at least a 3.50 unweighted high school GPA and a composite ACT score of 25 or higher. To apply, submit a completed admissions application packet – including admission application form, transcripts and test scores – by March 15. Total value: $8,000 per year; $32,000 total

Kentucky Scholars Award

The Kentucky Scholars Award offers $5,000 per year to new incoming freshman who are Kentucky residents. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 unweighted high school GPA and a composite ACT score of 25 or higher. To apply, submit a completed admissions application packet – including admission application form, transcripts and test scores – by March 15. Total value: $20,000 over four years

Dean's Scholar Award

The Dean's Scholar Award offers $2,500 per year to new incoming freshman who are Kentucky residents. Applicants must have at least a 3.25 unweighted high school GPA and a composite ACT score of 22 or higher. To apply, submit a completed admissions application packet – including admission application form, transcripts and test scores – by March 15. Total value: $10,000 over four years

Alumni Scholarship

The MSU Alumni Scholarship offers $1,000 per year to any new incoming freshman who is a child, grandchild or spouse of an active MSU alumnus. Applicants must have a composite ACT score of 18 or higher and an admission index of 500. To apply, submit a completed admissions application packet – including admission application form, transcripts and test scores – by March 15. Total value: $4,000 over four years

Valedictorian Scholarship

This scholarship offers $1,000 (one-time amount) to any new incoming freshman who is a Kentucky resident and valedictorian of their graduating class. To apply, submit a completed admissions application packet – including admission application form, transcripts and test scores – by March 15. Total value: $1,000

Black Achiever Scholarship

This scholarship offers full tuition to new incoming freshman who are Kentucky residents and have completed the Black Achievers Program in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky. Applicants must have a composite ACT score of 18 or higher and an admission index of 500. To apply, submit a completed admissions application packet – including admission application form, transcripts and test scores, along with a completed Diversity Scholar Application Packet – by March 15. Total value: $32,000 over four years

Diversity Opportunity Scholarship

This scholarship offers full tuition to new incoming freshman who are Kentucky residents and have an ethnic background of one of the following: Hispanic/Latino, African-American, American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. Applicants must have a composite ACT score of 18 or higher and an admission index of 500. To apply, submit a completed admissions application packet – including admission application form, transcripts and test scores, along with a completed Diversity Scholarship Application Packet – by March 15. Total value: $32,000 over four years

Roger's Scholar - Full Tuition

This scholarship offers full tuition to new incoming freshman who are Kentucky residents and alumni of the Roger's Scholar Program. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 unweighted high school GPA and a composite ACT score of 20 or higher. To apply, submit a completed admissions application packet – including admission application form, transcripts and test scores – by March 15. Total value: $32,000 over four years

Roger's Scholar - Full Tuition & Housing

This scholarship offers full tuition and housing to new incoming freshman who are Kentucky residents and alumni of the Roger's Scholar Program. Applicants must have at least a 3.75 unweighted high school GPA and a composite ACT score of 28 or higher. To apply, submit a completed admissions application packet – including admission application form, transcripts and test scores – by March 15. Total value: $40,000 over four years
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    800-585-6781
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    1400 College Dr., Ashland, KY 41101
    800-648-5370
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    3400 Indian Mound Dr., Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
    859-499-0780
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    6 Bert Combs Dr., Prestonsburg, KY 41653
    800-648-5372
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    155 University Dr., West Liberty, KY 41472
    606-743-1599
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