important dates for 2021-2022 academic year scholarship awards

  • september 1, 2020: scholarship application opens for 2021-2022 
  • october 1, 2020: fafsa opens for 2021-2022
  • december 1, 2020 (4:30 p.m.):  general scholarship application deadline for 2021-2022 presidential fellowship  consideration 
  • february 1, 2021 (4:30 p.m.): general scholarship application deadline for 2021-2022
  • tbd: presidential fellowship competition (invitation required)
  • mid-march: Awards Letters Sent Via Mail & Email
  • may 1, 2021: national scholarship acceptance deadline
  • june 1, 2021 (4:30 p.m.): Non-Traditional Student & graduate Student-Specific scholarships Deadline

all undergraduate students must file and complete the free application for federal student aid (fafsa) 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.