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  • Scholarships

    Important Dates for 2020-2021 Academic Year Scholarship Awards

    • September 1, 2019: Scholarship Application Opens for 2020-2021 
    • October 1, 2019: FAFSA Opens for 2020-2021
    • December 2, 2019 (4:30 p.m.):  General Scholarship Application Deadline for 2020-2021 Presidential Fellowship  consideration 
    • February 3, 2020 (4:30 p.m.): General Scholarship Application Deadline for 2020-2021
    • February 8, 2020: Presidential Fellowship Competition (Invitation Required)
    • March 17, 2020: Awards Letters Sent Via Mail & Email
    • May 1, 2020: National Scholarship Acceptance Deadline
    • June 1, 2020 (4:30 p.m.): Non-Traditional Student & Graduate Student-Specific Scholarships Deadline

    All undergraduate students must file and complete the in order to receive any university scholarships and/or discounts.

    Murray State University offers two categories of scholarships

    • Academic Achievement Scholarships
      • Only for incoming freshmen.  
      • Awarded at time of admission.
      • View the specific Academic Achievement Scholarships here.
    • Competitive Scholarships
      • Requires students to complete the Murray State General Scholarship Application.
      • Awarded after application deadline.
      • Students must apply every year via myGate, on the Financial Aid section.

    Scholarship Tips

    • Competitive scholarships are not awarded until after the application deadline.
    • Take your time to submit a thorough, complete application.
    • Not following directions or not completing all requirements of the application process may result in elimination from the selection process.