1. Be admitted to MSU as an entering freshman or as a transfer student with less than 30 total semester hours; and
2. Be a legal resident of Kentucky; and
3. Have an ethnic background of one of the following: Hispanic/Latino, African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; and
4. Be unconditionally admitted; and
5. Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher; and
6. Have a minimum ACT composite score of 18 or higher (or SAT combined score of 860 or higher); and
7. Submit a completed Undergraduate Admissions Application Packet (admission application form, applicable transcript(s) and test scores (ACT or SAT) and a completed Diversity Opportunity Scholarship Application post marked by the March 16, 2015, priority deadline.
Applicants should submit their application materials as early as possible to ensure consideration, as funds are limited for these attractive, highly-competitive scholarships. Kentucky students who meet the criteria will first be considered for the Commonwealth Scholarship.
Recipients of the Diversity Opportunity Scholarship will be selected after the March 16, 2015, application deadline has passed. All applicants will be notified in writing of their application status after final review of applications has been completed. Please note that finalists maybe called for an interview.
The Diversity Opportunity Scholarship may be received for a total duration of 8 consecutive semesters if the recipient maintains a minimum cumulative 2.75 MSU GPA, maintains continuous fulltime enrollment with MSU for fall and spring semesters, completes required programs accompanying this scholarship (DREAMS, orientation, etc), and satisfies the
University’s on-campus residency policy.