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KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year, Morehead State awards about $18,000,000 in university and MSU Foundation Scholarships, largely thanks to generous alumni and donors. MSU offers a variety of scholarships based on several criteria, including academic excellence, area of study, what type of student you are, where you live, and your need.

Automatic incoming student scholarships

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements Value
Commonwealth Scholarship 3.75 GPA and 28 ACT composite $9,000
Governor Awards
(Alumnus of GSP, GSA, GSE)
Alumnus of one of these three programs; 23 ACT & 3.0 GPA $8,000
Governor Awards+
(Alumnus of GSP, GSA, GSE)
Alumnus of one of these three programs; 28 ACT & 3.5 GPA $10,000
Kentucky Scholars Award** 25 ACT, 3.25 GPA $7,000
Dean’s Scholar Award*** 21 ACT, 3.25 GPA  $4,000
Alumni Scholarship child, grandchild or spouse of an active MSU alumnus $1,000
Valedictorian Scholarship Valedictorian of your graduating class $1,000 for one year 
Rogers Scholar Award*** 22 ACT, 3.5 GPA & Rogers Scholar alumnus  full tuition 
Rogers Scholar Award+*** 28 ACT, 3.75 GPA & Rogers Scholar alumnus  full tuition & housing

Competitive student scholarships

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements Value
Honors Scholarship* competitive full tuition, housing & stipend for textbooks, meal plan & education abroad
Black Achiever Scholarship*** competitive full tuition
Diversity Opportunity Scholarship competitive full tuition

* housing stipend cost of honors hall, $1,000 textbook stipend, a designated meal plan, $1,500 one-time education abroad allowance

** Requires on campus housing for a minimum of 4 semesters. 30% reduced in scholarship for those approved to live off-campus

*** Requires on campus housing for a minimum of 4 semesters. 50% reduced in scholarship for those approved to live off-campus

Note: unweighted high school GPA utilized for all scholarships

Additional Scholarships

Use our online tool to search and apply for scholarships funded through the MSU Foundation.