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Midwestern State University offers students over $2 million in general academic merit scholarships each year. New incoming freshmen who are admitted to MSU Texas by the April 1 priority deadline for fall or November 1 priority deadline for spring are automatically considered for our general merit, Phi Theta Kappa, Regents and ISD scholarships. Students who may be eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship, must show proof of this membership either by the notation on the community college transcript or by providing a copy of the PTK membership by the deadline listed above. Students admitted to MSU after the priority deadline will be reviewed to the extent funds are available.

New incoming transfer students seeking their first bachelor’s degree who are admitted to MSU by July 1 for fall or November 1 for spring and have all required documents on file with the Admissions Office are automatically considered for our general merit and Phi Theta Kappa scholarships.

These are awarded if the deadline and criteria are met for the first semester that you are applying for admission.  Scholarships range from $750-$3,500 per academic year for students who qualify. 


Freshman Scholarships Breakdown
Freshmen Scholarships SAT* or ACT                 Rank
$3500 Freshmen Scholar 1500/34 AND Top 5%
$2500 Freshmen Distinction 1420/31 OR 6-10%
$2000 Freshmen Excellence 1240/26 OR 11-15%
$1500 Freshmen Outstanding 1160/24 OR 16-25%
$750 Freshmen Achievement 1070/21 OR 26-35%

*SAT scores are based on the combined Critical Reading and Math scores only.

For students that attend a non-ranking school, a cumulative unweighted 4.0 gpa will be required.


Transfer Student Scholarships
Transfer Students† Unweighted GPA and transfer credits       Annual Award
Excellence 3.50 GPA with 12 SCH $2,000
Achievement 3.00 GPA with 12 SCH $1,500


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Phi Theta Kappa**                                     Annual Award
Member of PTK at a previous institution $1,200

**Is stackable with other transfer merit scholarships. The community college transcript must show the Phi Theta Kappa designation or a copy of the PTK membership certificate must be provided by the printed deadline.

All scholarships are subject to available funding.  Freshman and Transfer scholarships do not stack.

Other Scholarships Recognizing Academic Merit:
Other Scholarships Recognizing Academic Merit
Regents Valedictorian High school valedictorian $3,000 per year
Regents Salutatorian High school salutatorian $2,000 per year
ISD Valedictorian/Salutatorian***        Valedictorian or salutatorian from select local ISDs $4,000 per year
Dual Credit Award Dual credit student enrolled at MSU and continues at MSU after high school graduation $1,000 per year

***ISD Valedictorian/Salutatorian is NOT stackable with the Regents scholarships.

Other Scholarship Opportunities Available at MSU:

Redwine Honors Program Scholarship – $4000 per year
Designed to bring out the best in academically talented students and to serve as the core of academic excellence with the university community.
Deadline – January 15

Priddy Scholars Program – Full Tuition and Residential Funding
Recognizes 10 outstanding students who are the first in their immediate family to attend a four-year university.  Scholarships are selective and cover tuition, books, room, board, and study abroad.

Information regarding athletic scholarships can be obtained from the Head Coach of the particular sport.  For list of more scholarship opportunities, students should seek information about applications and deadlines through the academic departments, Financial Aid, and University Donor Services.

Dallas County Promise
MSU Texas is a Dallas County Promise Partner and participates in the Dallas County Promise program.