M State Foundation and Alumni Scholarships

The application period for fall 2024 goes through July 14, 2024. Final award notices will be sent by August 15.


Please use the email address that you check most regularly, as award notifications and further directions will be communicated to you through email.

M State Foundation and Alumni offers scholarship opportunities for students on the Detroit Lakes, Moorhead and Wadena campuses.

Here's what you need for the application:

  • Star ID and Tech ID
  • Be prepared to answer questions about yourself, including your academic history, career objectives and school/community involvement. The answers to these questions are used in reviewing and scoring the applications, so use proper spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Eligibility for M State scholarships is determined by:

  • Admission status at one of the following campuses: Moorhead, Detroit Lakes or Wadena
  • Enrolled full-time (12-30 credits) or three-quarter time (9-11 credits) for the semester the scholarship would be awarded
  • Not enrolled as a Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) student
  • Academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.0 or GED equivalent)

The initial opening for scholarship applications was Dec. 15, 2023. We will offer two rounds of awarding for the fall semester.

  • Early priority Deadline - March 31, 2024
    • Priority review is given to applicants who complete their application prior to the March 31 deadline. Notifications sent to the selected students by April 30
  • Final Round Awarding
    • Depending on remaining funds, applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the July 15, 2024 deadline. Notifications sent to the selected students by August 15.

Payments to student accounts will happen in mid to late September, after the college drop period has occurred.