When/where will the scholarship application be available? The application for competitive University scholarships will be available online in
student's myGate portals (Financial Aid section) beginning September 2nd.
Is the application available online only? Yes. Even if you do not have access to the Internet at home, the scholarship website
can be reached from school or your local library. However, please contact us at 1(800)
272-4678 ext. 4 if you have trouble using our online application.
When is the deadline for application? All applications must be completed with required documentation uploaded or submitted
by January 15th (or the next business day by 4:30 p.m. Central Time if the 15th falls
on a holiday or weekend). There is also a June 1st deadline for non-traditional and
graduate student-specific scholarships.
Do I have to apply for admission?
Yes. You do need to apply for admission and be admitted before the scholarship deadline
in order to access the scholarship application.
What additional materials do I need to apply for scholarships? Some scholarships may require additional information/documentation (i.e. recommendation,
short answer essay questions, etc.). If additional information/documentation is required,
it will be indicated on the scholarship application.
Do I need to submit recommendations to apply for scholarships?
Recommendations are required for some scholarships. Although the scholarship application
can be submitted without recommendation, it is recommended that all students submit
recommendations (maximum of three) to increase their chances of getting considered
for as many scholarships as possible. When will I know if I have received a scholarship?
Any students being awarded a scholarship will be notified via email to the email address
listed in their Murray State scholarship application by the beginning of April. Non-traditional student-specific scholarships are not awarded until the summer and
notification will be sent via email to the email address listed in their Murray State
Do I have to declare a major to be eligible for scholarships? No. However, you may not be considered for any departmental scholarships that require
declaration of specific majors.
Is there an over-award policy? Yes. It can be accessed on our Policies page. Student awards may be reduced if it is determined that they have an over-award
based on federal or University guidelines. If a Murray State University scholarship
is adjusted, students will be emailed (to their Murray State email address) the reason
for the adjustment. Please contact the Scholarship Office at 270.809.3225 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about any Murray State scholarship adjustments.