Scholarships Made Simple

Did you know that when you apply to MSU Texas, you are automatically considered for scholarships? It is true!

Our general merit scholarships can help reduce your overall costs. Continue to offset expenses by receiving scholarships from generous individuals who believe in investing in your education. Do not miss out on these opportunities — find out more today!


In Scholarships are awarded to MSU Texas Mustangs annually


Of students receive an MSU Texas General Merit Scholarship


Total number of scholarships available at MSU Texas

What Scholarships Are Available to You?

As you can see below, there are a number of great scholarships offered at MSU Texas!

General Merit Scholarships

General Merit Scholarships are determined based on your prior academic achievements.

Note: All scholarships are subject to available funding.

Table shows the freshman general merit scholarship options and requirements
Freshman Scholarships SAT* or ACT Rank**
$3,500 Freshman Scholar 1500/34 and Top 5%
$2,500 Freshman Distinction 1420/31 or 6-10%
$2,000 Freshman Excellence 1240/26 or 11-15%
$1,500 Freshman Outstanding 1160/24 or 16-25%
$750 Freshman Achievement 1070/21 or 26-35%

*SAT scores are based on the combined Critical Reading and Math scores only.
**For students who attend a non-ranking school, a cumulative unweighted 4.0 GPA will be required.
Table shows the transfer general merit scholarship options and requirements
Transfer Scholarships GPA Transfer Credits
$2,000 Excellence 3.5 GPA 12 semester credit hours
$1,500 Achievement 3.0 GPA 12 semester credit hours
Table shows additional merit scholarship options and requirements
Additional Merit Scholarships Qualifier Amount
Regents Valedictorian HS Valedictorian $3,000
Regents Salutatorian HS Salutatorian $2,000
ISD Valedictorian or Salutatorian* Valedictorian or Salutatorian from select local ISDs $4,000
Dual Credit Award MSU Texas Dual Credit student who continues at MSU Texas $1,000
Phi Theta Kappa** (Transfer) Member of Phi Theta Kappa at a previous institution $1,200
*ISD Valedictorian or Salutatorian scholarships are not stackable with the Regents scholarships.
**This scholarship is stackable with other transfer merit scholarships.
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Redwine Honors Program

Award Amount: $4,000 per year
Application Deadline:
January 15

The Priddy Scholars Program

Award Amount: Full Cost of Attendance

The Priddy Scholars Program made a way for me. I come from a middle-class family, the middle of three. Not only did the Priddy scholarship help me financially get through school, but I also credit the program for being the reason I became so heavily involved on campus.

Keri Bell, Class of 2019
Keri Bell, Class of 2019
Major: Business Administration
Dillard College of Business Administration

Apply for Scholarships

Are you looking for more scholarship opportunities? Search through the MSU Texas Scholarship Manager to find eligible scholarships to help make your college dreams a more affordable reality.

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Athletic Scholarships

Are you interested in joining one of our Mustangs sports teams? Reach out to the head coach of the sport you are interested in to get more information.

Additional MSU Texas Scholarship Opportunities

Additional scholarships for MSU Texas students are available. These scholarships require a separate application.
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How Do I Qualify for Scholarships?

Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements. As stated above, our general merit scholarships are based on your prior achievements that we obtain through your application to MSU Texas.

Remember, to maximize your financial aid potential, it is important to complete the FAFSA or TASFA by the March 15 priority deadline.

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You should fill out the FAFSA for consideration of all federal student aid.


Complete the TASFA if you are a Texas resident but not a U.S. Citizen or eligible permanent resident.

Scholarships FAQs

Are there GPA or academic performance requirements to maintain scholarship eligibility?

In most cases, yes. Please consult your scholarships to learn more.

Can scholarships be used for expenses beyond tuition, such as books, housing, or other educational costs?

Yes. However, this depends on the scholarship. If you are receiving federal or state financial aid, you may not exceed the Cost of Attendance or your federal or state aid will be reduced.

Are scholarships renewable each year or do I need to reapply?

It depends on your scholarship. Many scholarships renew as long as you maintain the eligibility requirements, but others are term limited.

Once admitted to MSU Texas, you will receive an offer letter with additional details regarding your scholarships. The only university provided scholarships that are renewable are merit scholarships.

Can I earn more scholarship money than the cost of attendance?

No. You may not receive more scholarship money from MSU Texas than your cost of attendance. However, if you receive an outside scholarship, this could impact any scholarships you receive from MSU Texas.

Are other scholarships available besides the ones on this website?

Yes. Students should check with the department in which they are majoring for scholarship opportunities in that area.

Freshmen and transfer students, please visit the Admissions scholarship website.

I received a scholarship check. Where do I send the check so that it may be applied to my account?

MSU Texas Financial Aid Office
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

What information should be included with the scholarship check?

Please include the student's name and student identification number with the check. If you do not have the student's ID number, provide as much information as possible such as the student's middle name, address, high school, etc., so that we are sure to credit the correct student's account.

Can I call to verify that MSU Texas has received my scholarship check?

Yes, you may contact the Financial Aid Office at (940) 397-4214.

I applied for a scholarship and have not heard anything from that organization. Will they contact me?

Each organization is different. Normally, you will be notified by the organization if you are selected to receive their scholarship. You may or may not hear from that organization if you are not selected.

The scholarship application states that I must be a resident of a particular county. What does that mean?

Residential county requirements refer to your county of permanent residence. If you live in a county strictly for educational purposes, you are typically not considered a resident for scholarship purposes.