International Students: There are a limited number of scholarships available to international students. These are usually very competitive. Most students use the 20 hour a week work permit allowed by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to help pay for their expenses. The student must already be admitted and enrolled in classes to be eligible.
Exceptional Ability: These are awarded to graduating seniors of exceptional eligibility. Minimum ACT composite score of 28 AND (3.75 cumulative GPA OR rank in top 10% of class). All qualified applicants are required to attend Academic Excellence Weekend. Interview required. Selection will be based on essays, transcripts, interviews and participation in planned activities. Recipients are expected to participate in the honors program. Must volunteer 5 hours/week as service hours. Renewable for 4 years provided specific academic requirements are met. Details are available at the scholarship office.
"Automatic" awards: These awards are reserved for National Merit Finalists or semi finalists, Governor's scholars and Valedictorian (based on seventh semester High School ranking). Those receiving Presidential, Provost, Regents or John W. Carr awards are not eligible. Only ONE automatic scholarship per qualified applicant. All (except the Valedictorian Awards) are renewable for 4 years provided specific academic requirements are met. Details are available at the scholarship office.
General scholarships: These awards are reserved for first-time MSU students. The names (and codes) are given below: Marvin D. Mills (MILLS), Leadership (LEAD), Recognition (RECOG), Honor (HONOR), Transfer (TRANS). Details are available at the scholarship office.
Foundation Scholarships: In 2003, there were 76 named scholarships. The eligibility criteria vary widely (for instance: "resident of Lyon County", "child or grand child of employee at Reed crushed stone or current employee of Vulcan materials", "must have endured severe or debilitating physical condition", "strong leadership", "women", "non traditional student" etc.) Details are available at the scholarship office. Please review each carefully
Alumni Association Scholarships: In 2003, there were 43 named scholarships. The eligibility criteria vary widely (for instance: "Graduate - Marshall County", "break in formal education", "entering Freshman", "recommendation by principal" "Graduating senior" etc.) Details are available at the scholarship office. Please review each carefully
MSU Alumni Association Scholarships: In 2003, there were 11 named scholarships. The eligibility criteria vary widely (for instance: "All students", "reporter - The Murray State News",
"Major - Business Administration" etc.) Details are available at the scholarship office. Please review each carefully. The LAST scholarship in the list below should be of interest to CSIS students
College of Business and Public Affairs Scholarships: In 2003, there were 52 named scholarships. Students in CSIS are eligible for 12 of these. Details are available at the scholarship office. Please review each carefully. Some of these are listed below
|ANNA||Anna F. Legate Business Scholarship||Minimum 60 hours completed; Graduate students may apply; Must be graduate of a KY High School; Financial need is a consideration; 2.5/4.0 GPA;|
|CSI||CSI Computer Scholarship||Senior; Career - application of computers to business needs; 3.0 GPA|
|DORAN||H. Glenn Doran Scholarship||Freshmen; Preference to residents of Calloway, Livingston, Lyon, Graves and Marshall counties in KY; Henry Co in TN; Preference to Business majors.|
|GANT||Wilson and Virginia Gantt scholarship||Upperclassman, Computer Science major, 3.0 GPA|
|JMCDO||Johnny McDougal Honorary scholarship||Full time freshman, preference to Business major; Graduate of a Calloway County High school; Financial need may be considered; 3.0-3.2/4.0 GPA (intended for a "B" student); Recipient may reapply|
|KEVIN||Kevin Arnold Memorial scholarship||Major: field of Business; Preference - member of Lambda Chi Alpha; Second preference to member of IFC; Minimum 2.5 GPA|
|KRID||Ruby Krider scholarship||All Students; Active member of MSU speech team|
|RMC||Robert P. McCann Computer Studies Scholarship||Major: CIS; Junior/Senior Minimum 2.5 GPA|
|SHAUL||Shaul-Myers Graves Co. scholarship||Major: Business-related field; Graduate of Mayfield or Graves Co. High School; Sophomore/Junior/Senior; Minimum 2.5 GPA|
|THUR||Galen M. Thurman Jr. Memorial scholarship||Major:field of Business; Graduate of Calloway Co. or Murray High School; Financial need; Senior|
|TMILL||Dr. Tim Miller scholarship||All students; Student athlete; Major:field of Business; Preference - Accounting|
|VAUG||Stephen Vaughn Memorial scholarship||All students; Resident of KY or IL; Member of Sigma Chi Fraternity; Major:Business-related field of study; 2.75 GPA|
|OLYM||Olympic Sports Academic scholarship||MSU athletes in non-traditional sports; Preference to Business majors; Special consideration to Computer Studies major; (This is an MSU Alumni Association scholarship)|