Murray State University Regents Fellowship

The Murray State University (MSU) Regents Fellowship is a one-year, renewable graduate assistantship/scholarship designed to assist first-generation and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged students with career development opportunities in higher education while completing their graduate degree.


To be eligible, an applicant must

  • be a U.S. Citizen,

  • a member of one or more underrepresented minority groups at Murray State,

  • and fully admitted into a Murray State graduate program.

Preference will be given to students based on financial need.

If selected, the recipient must enroll as a full-time graduate student (min. 9 hours) each semester of the award and maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA.


  • Submit the application by Friday, April 12, 2024, by 4 pm CST.

  • A committee will review current graduate applications and interviews will be conducted in April of this year.

  • Selection will be determined no later than July 1, 2024.

APPLY for the fellowship

Fellowship Details

  • The program will be for no more than two semesters (one academic year) unless the degree is completed sooner – to begin in Fall 2024.

  • This fellowship may be renewed for up to one additional year.

  • Up to five (5) Regents Fellows (Graduate Scholars) will be chosen for the academic year.

  • The Regents Fellowship stipend will be $7,500/year ($3,750 per semester).

  • The scholarship awarded will be $1,000/semester ($2,000/year) for full-time, U.S. Citizen (non-online) graduate students.

  • The scholarship may be renewed.


Please send any questions regarding the program and application process to

2022-23 Murray State University Regents Fellows

Jemele Artis

Jemele Artis

Hometown: Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Graduate Program: Organizational Communication and Leadership

Higher education goals: " mentor and help other students who had a different route to college see success in their future..."

Tylantiss Atlas

Tylantiss Atlas

Graduate Program: Human Development & Leadership

Higher Education goals: "...using my degree and education to help others..."

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