Types of Aid: Scholarships for New Students

MSU Northern freshman scholarships and awards are available to those seeking undergraduate bachelor degree programs only. We have a limited number of scholarships for transfer students, as well.

The following scholarships are for new first-time freshman only:

Chancellor’s Scholarship
The Chancellor’s Scholarship is the most prestigious honor bestowed on an incoming resident freshman, in recognition of outstanding academic achievement. The scholarship recipients will receive $2,000 per year, for up to four years. $1,000 will be applied as a tuition waiver and $1,000 as a scholarship. To be considered for the Chancellor’s Scholarship, resident freshmen should complete the new student application. To retain the Chancellor’s Scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater; complete at least 15 credits per semester; maintain full-time, resident status; and enroll continuously (except summer).

MSU Northern Merit Scholarship
MSU Northern is excited to offer Merit scholarships to qualifying Montana resident freshman. All Merit Scholarships are designated for tuition only. To retain the Merit Scholarship throughout your four years at MSUN, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater; complete at least 15 credits per semester; maintain full-time, resident status; and enroll continuously (except summer).

Gold Level Merit Scholarship: This scholarship offers $1,000 per year and is renewable for a total of four years.

Maroon Level Merit Scholarship: This scholarship offers $500 per year and is renewable for a total of four years.

To be considered for the Merit scholarships, new, incoming Montana resident freshmen must complete the new student scholarship application, have at least a 3.5 GPA and an ACT composite score of 18 or higher.

Lions Club Scholarships
New, incoming freshmen from the following areas will be given preference for the Lions Club Freshman and Legacy Scholarships: North Star Public School, Turner, Dodson, Malta, Chinook, Havre, Box Elder, Rocky Boy, Big Sandy and CJI Public Schools. Please fill out and return the paper application to Havre Lions Club, PO Box 248, Havre, MT 59501.
    

Scholarships for new and transfer students by area:

Other Awards and Waivers

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Awards

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Awards will be available for each academic year. Only legal residents of the following states may be considered for WUE Scholarships at Montana State University-Northern: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). WUE recipients must also be US Citizens or permanent residents.

Students who apply for admission, and meet the WUE parameters below, will be offered the WUE award which is worth approximately $40,000 over a four year period. WUE award recipients will be billed at a tuition rate which is only 150% of the resident tuition. New freshmen may retain their WUE Award (which is a tuition rate) for up to four academic years (8 semesters). Students who are awarded a renewable WUE Award must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater, enroll for a minimum of 15 credits a semester, and maintain non-resident status and continuous enrollment to retain the award throughout their four years at MSU-Northern.

American Indian Tuition Waiver

The American Indian Tuition Waiver is available to Montana residents who are at least one-quarter American Indian blood or are enrolled members of a state of federally recognized Indian tribe which is located within the boundaries of the State of Montana. Students must also demonstrate financial need. For more information contact the MSU-Northern Office of Financial Aid at (406) 265-3787 .

Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver

Senior citizen waivers are available to Montana residents who are at least sixty-five years old. For more information contact the Financial Aid office at (406) 265-3787 .


 

There are also many scholarship web searches, check out some of the following links.

ALWAYS REMEMBER:
IF YOU HAVE TO PAY MONEY TO GET A SCHOLARSHIP IT IS PROBABLY A SCAM!!!!!

Visit these sites to check out scholarship scams:
The Federal Trade Commission
FinAid.org

 
Scholarship Searches on the Web:
NASFAA
Information about Tax Breaks for Higher Education