MSU offers general scholarships to entering freshmen based on:

  • 3.0 grade-point average (overall GPA submitted on the official high school transcript or core GPA calculated by MSU on a 4.0 scale from 9-11 grades)
  • Official ACT/SAT scores submitted directly to MSU
  • Submission of the general scholarship application is required for competitive, leadership and service, and private scholarship consideration. 
  • The Scholarship committee will begin reviewing students with a minimum of 20 ACT (1020 SAT) and 3.0 GPA.

Students must enroll as a full-time student in the semester in which the award is received. Renewal of scholarships and non-resident scholarships is based on maintaining continuous full-time enrollment and maintaining the required GPA as listed in the scholarship offer. Enrollment and GPA are checked at the end of each spring semester. 

Only National or State Test Date ACT/SAT scores will be considered in determining scholarship awards. The February ACT/SAT of your senior year is the last ACT/SAT to be considered for scholarship purposes. The written portion of the ACT or SAT is not considered for the awarding of scholarships. 

Academic scholarships will be deferred during the work phase for co-op students.

Please note that our scholarship program is reviewed each year and is subject to change. The information provided below is for students entering in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Scholarship Appeals

Academic and non-resident tuition scholarships are rewarded to eligible students for up to eight semesters. The amount of the scholarship is equally divided between the fall and spring semesters. Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and maintain the minimum required GPA as listed in the scholarship offer. 

All students have the right to appeal their Scholarship status. Exceptions may be made in cases of mitigating circumstances such as: Death in the immediate family, personal injury, illness, etc, as determined by the Office of Admissions and Scholarships and the University Scholarship Appeals Committee.

The Appeals Committee will meet once a year in June. Students may obtain the appeals form from the Office of Admissions and Scholarships. All appeals must be submitted by June 1. The University Scholarship Appeals Committee has authority over all appeals and its decisions are final.

Summer Scholarship Request

Academic and non-resident tuition scholarships are only offered during the fall and spring semesters. Requests to substitute a summer semester for a fall or spring semester must be made through the scholarship office. Students who co-op during the fall/spring semester and/or students who plan to graduate early (with verification from their academic advisor) may request to apply one semester of their scholarship(s) to a summer term by completing a Summer Request Form. Summer Request Forms will be available in the Scholarship Office in May. All other request must be reviewed by the University Scholarship Committee.