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Mustang Merit Based Awards

Mustang Merit Based Awards

All incoming applications are evaluated for academic strength, and Mustang Merit Scholarships are offered to accepted students on a rolling basis.  No separate scholarship application needed! To maximize scholarship opportunity, early admission applications are encouraged. Scholarship amounts are subject to change based on fund availability. To guarantee the awarded amount, students must comply with response requirements as outlined in award letters.

Academic Awards

Academic Awards are awarded to new and incoming students who have shown high academic achievement throughout high school. Students are awarded Academic Awards based on cumulative high school GPA, SAT/ACT scores, state exams and extracurricular activities. All completed applications for admission to the College are evaluated for academic strength, and awards are offered on a first-come, first served basis. It is important to note that qualified applicants typically exceed available merit awards so early application is encouraged. Upon award offering, a student offered a scholarship for the Fall term prior to April 30 must accept the terms of the scholarship offer by May 1, or within 30 days if the offer is received after April 1. For students offered a scholarship award prior to October 1 for Spring enrollment, the deadline for acceptance is November 1, or within 30 days if offered after October 1.

Three levels of Academic Awards are available:

  • Presidential Award: Our highest award, Presidential Award winners receive $8,000 per year for a maximum of four years. The student must be enrolled full time, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Deans Award: This award covers the cost of in-state tuition for a maximum of four years. The student must be enrolled full time and maintain aminimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Faculty Award: These awards range from $500-$3,000 a year for amaximum of four years. The student must be enrolled full time and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Applicants are reviewed for Academic Scholarships on receipt of their application for admission.


For more information, please call the Admissions Office at 315-684-6046 or
email admissions@morrisville.edu.

Empire State Minority Honors Award

Empire State Minority Honors Award

Eligible Students: New and Continuing Students

Students with a record of high academic achievement who are from underrepresented minority groups are eligible for this award funded jointly by
the State University Central Office and the campus. Application is limited
to New York residents enrolled in degree programs who are members of
historically under-represented minorities (African American, Native
American, Hispanic American, or Alaskan American).

Interstate Scholar's Program (Freshmen)

Interstate Scholar’s Program
Eligible Students: Incoming Freshmen from Other States –
Enrolled in Baccalaureate Degree Programs*


The Interstate Scholars Program awards up to ten deserving out-of-state
students the opportunity to reduce their tuition costs. This merit based award
provides the successful recipient $3,000 per year toward tuition and fees for a
maximum of four years. All completed out-of-state applications to the College
are evaluated on academic strength based on high school GPA and SAT/ACT
scores.  All awards are offered on a first-come, first served basis. It is important to note that qualified applicants typically exceed available merit awards so early application is encouraged. Students must be enrolled full time and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

*For a student entering a 2+2 program (associates degree is required for entrance to the bachelor’s degree program), the award will be made available during the second two years of study as all MSC Associate Degree programs boast a significantly reduced rate of tuition for our out-of-state students. This year our non-resident student associate degree program tuition rate is reduced by approximately $4,500 when compared with non-resident tuition costs for our baccalaureate programs.

For more information, please call the Admissions Office at 315-684-6046 or
email admissions@morrisville.edu.

Local Campus Award (Freshmen)

Local Campus Award

Eligible Students: Incoming Freshmen from Madison and Chenango Counties

Morrisville State College is committed to the local communities with campuses
in both Morrisville and Norwich, NY. Awarded to incoming freshmen ranked
in the top 10% of their graduating class from high schools in Madison or
Chenango counties, the Local Campus Award provides full tuition and fees less
any Pell and Tap awards to our local freshmen in recognition of their academic
merit.

Eligible applicants must submit class rank as established during their senior year of high school, and submit a FAFSA to the MSC Financial Aid office no later than March 1 of senior year.

MSC Transfer Scholarship (Transfer)

MSC Transfer Scholarship

Eligible Students: New Transfer Students

Transfer students who have graduated with an associate’s degree and are
enrolling at MSC for a bachelor degree program, may be eligible to receive up
to $3000 per year for two years of study at MSC. Award recipients need to
maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher while enrolled at MSC to maintain
eligibility. All transfer applications will be evaluated on academic strength, and
students who are active members of Phi Theta Kappa will be given preference.

Steps to Success Scholarship (Freshmen)

Steps to Success Scholarship

Eligible Students: All Incoming Freshmen

Ten $500 scholarships will be awarded to new and incoming students who have
shown promise during high school, but may fall slightly below the academic
requirements of our merit based awards. Through academic progress and
success during college, students will be able to receive a $500 increase in their
scholarship per year for four years for a total of up to $5000 in award.

A minimum 2.5 GPA is required to maintain the scholarship and to qualify for
increased award in the subsequent year. As with all our Mustang Merit Based
Awards, Steps to Success awards are offered on a first-come, first served basis. It is important to note that qualified applicants typically exceed available merit awards so early application is encouraged.