About The Priddy Scholars

The Priddy Foundation Scholars Program provides scholarships for first generation students, in addition to supporting students throughout their four years of education at Midwestern State University. Opportunities for "The Priddy Scholars" include student success workshops, career planning assistance and study abroad.

The application opens November 1.
The deadline for Fall 2019 is April 1!!


  • Students must come from families with adjusted gross incomes (AGI) of $50,000 to $125,000. For students from families with an AGI of less than $50,000, please visit the Mustangs Guarantee Program webpagefor information on available financial aid.
  • Must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)for the following fall term.
  • Students must apply to the program by April 1for the fall 2018 term.
  • Students must be a first-generation college student. A student is considered first generation if neither parent (or guardian) graduated with a four-year college degree.
  • Students selected into the program must have a high school GPA of at least a 3.0, as a first year (freshman) student.
  • In order to continue in the program, students must complete all required program activities and maintain a 2.5 cumulative MSU GPA.


The award is a four-year award, pending Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), completion of 30/60/90 hours each academic year, and completion of Priddy Scholars requirements.


For the 2019-20 academic year, the deadline to apply for The Priddy Foundation Scholars Program at Midwestern State University is April 1, 2019.​​​​​

Support for Students

The Priddy Scholars program is coordinated by Director Cammie Dean. Participants meet individually with her at least twice each semester, and have weekly workshops or activities. Click here for a message from Ms. Dean.

Program Requirements

First year

  • Reside in a first-year residence hall.
  • Participate in a first-year learning community.
  • Participate in weekly meetings covering topics such as time management, money management, working with up to date technology, and study skills.
  • Complete an interest inventory and work with the professional staff in the Career Management Center to select a major.

Sophomore year

  • Reside in a scholar community in Legacy Hall.
  • Select and complete a community service project as a group.
  • Work with the Career Management Center on career options.

Junior and senior years

  • Participate in study abroad.
  • Participate in undergraduate research or a creative arts endeavor.
  • Participate in an internship.
  • Work with the Career Management Center on resume building, post-graduation 

The application opens November 1.
The deadline for Fall 2019 is April 1!!