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Out-of-State Scholarships


  • Awards are based on academic criteria. Final GPA and official ACT scores may affect awards. Awards, except the Alumni Award, may not be combined. Total financial aid cannot exceed the cost of attendance. Subsequent changes do not apply to the terms and conditions of an award.

  • College credit hours completed before high school graduation, including Eagle Scholars courses, do not affect scholarship eligibility.

Alumni Scholarship

Value: $1,000/year (renewable)
Minimum Academic Requirements: Unconditional admission 
Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman who is a child, grandchild or spouse of an active MSU alumnus.
Application: Submit a completed admissions application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the priority application deadline of March 15. To apply, visit alumni.moreheadstate.edu/applyalumni.

Black Achiever Scholarship

Value: Full tuition (renewable) *Requires on-campus housing for at least four semesters. If approved to commute or to live off campus, the scholarship will be reduced by 50%.

Minimum Academic Requirements: Unconditional admission

Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, completion of the Black Achievers Program in Cincinnati, Ohio

Application: Submit a completed admission application packet including admission application, transcripts, test scores and a completed Diversity Scholar Application Packet with a recommendation from the

Program's Senior Cluster Leader and copy of your Black Achievers Scholarship packet or portfolio by the application deadline on Dec. 1.

Honors Scholarship

Value: Full tuition, on-campus housing allowance (up to the cost of the Honors Hall), $1,000 book credit at the University Store, a designated meal plan, and $1,500 one-time education abroad allowance (renewable).
Minimum Academic Requirements: Competitive 
Eligibility Criteria: Selection based on academic achievement, including GPA, test scores, challenging coursework, leadership and service experiences, awards and recognitions, essay, a sample of work and
interview
Application: Submit a completed Honors Application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the deadline of Dec. 1.

 

Non-Resident Merit Scholarship - Tier 1

Value: $10,000/year (renewable) *Requires on-campus housing for at least four semesters. If approved to commute or to live off campus, the scholarship will be reduced by 30%.

Minimum Academic Requirements: 3.75 unweighted high school GPA and 28 ACT composite

Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, non-Kentucky resident

Application: Submit a completed admission application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the priority application deadline of March 15.

Non-Resident Merit Scholarship - Tier 2

Value: $7,000/year (renewable) *Requires on-campus housing for at least four semesters. If approved to commute or to live off campus, the scholarship will be reduced by 30%. 

Minimum Academic Requirements: 3.50 unweighted high school GPA and 24 ACT composite

Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, non-Kentucky resident

Application: Submit a completed admission application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the priority application deadline of March 15.

Non-Resident Merit Scholarship - Tier 3

Value: $4,500/year (renewable) *Requires on-campus housing for at least four semesters. If approved to commute or to live off campus, the scholarship will be reduced by 50%.

Minimum Academic Requirements: 3.00 unweighted high school GPA and 21 ACT composite

Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, non-Kentucky resident

Application: Submit a completed admission application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the priority application deadline of March 15.

Reciprocity Merit Scholarship - Tier 1

Value: $7,000/year (renewable) *Requires on-campus housing for at least four semesters. If approved to commute or to live off campus, the scholarship will be reduced by 30%.

Minimum Academic Requirements: 3.75 unweighted high school GPA and 28 ACT composite

Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, non-Kentucky resident (reciprocity county list below)

Application: Submit a completed admission application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the priority application deadline of March 15.

Reciprocity Merit Scholarship - Tier 2

Value: $4,000/year (renewable) *Requires on-campus housing for at least four semesters. If approved to commute or to live off campus, the scholarship will be reduced by 30%.

Minimum Academic Requirements: 3.50 unweighted high school GPA and 24 ACT composite

Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, non-Kentucky resident (reciprocity county list below)

Application: Submit a completed admission application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the priority application deadline of March 15.

Reciprocity Merit Scholarship - Tier 3

Value: $1,500/year (renewable) *Requires on-campus housing for at least four semesters. If approved to commute or to live off campus, the scholarship will be reduced by 50%.

Minimum Academic Requirements: 3.00 unweighted high school GPA and 21 ACT composite

Eligibility Criteria: New incoming freshman, non-Kentucky resident (reciprocity county list on back)

Application: Submit a completed admission application packet including admission application, transcripts and test scores, by the priority application deadline of March 15.

Notes

  • Students residing in reciprocity counties automatically qualify for in-state tuition. Reciprocity counties in Ohio include Adams, Athens, Brown, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Scioto and Vinton.

  • The total duration of renewable scholarships is eight semesters, as long as the renewal criteria is met. Criteria for renewal will be listed in the official award letter.

  • If you are receiving the Non-Resident Merit Scholarship, and are being charged instate tuition because all of your courses are online or all your courses are at one of our regional

    campuses, your scholarship will be reduced as follows: Tier 1 = $7,000; Tier 2 = $4,000; Tier 3 = $1,500.

Contact US

Office of Financial Aid

121 E. Second St.
Morehead, KY 40351

FAFSA Code 001976

EMAIL: finaid@moreheadstate.edu
PHONE: 606-783-2011
FAX: 606-783-2293