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New University scholarships being offered to freshmen from Minnesota

Incoming freshmen from Minnesota are invited to apply for two new scholarships at Minot State University, located in Minot, N.D. MSU has established these scholarships in support of its goal to become one of the premier public, regional universit...

Incoming freshmen from Minnesota are invited to apply for two new scholarships at Minot State University, located in Minot, N.D. MSU has established these scholarships in support of its goal to become one of the premier public, regional universities in the Great Plains of North America. Minnesota residents are eligible to apply because of the state's location within the Great Plains.

The first scholarship, the Great Plains Exceptional Scholar Award, requires that incoming freshmen achieve a 3.65 or above grade-point average in high school and a composite ACT score of 30-36 or a combined SAT score of 1340-1600. This award provides students with a $14,000 scholarship to be paid in increments of $3,500 per year for four consecutive undergraduate years, payable in equal amounts each semester if all renewal criteria are met. To be eligible for the initial award and subsequent renewals students must be enrolled in 12 credit hours and maintain a GPA of 3.3 or above.

The second scholarship, the Great Plains Emergent Scholar Award, provides scholarships of either $1,000 or $1,500. Incoming freshmen with a GPA of 3.5 or above and a composite ACT score of 26-36 or a combined SAT score of 1180-1600 are eligible for an award of $1,500. Incoming freshmen with a GPA of 3.0 or above and a composite ACT score of 23-36 or a combined SAT score of 1070-1600 are eligible for an award of $1,000.

"Minot State University is very interested in attracting and rewarding students who, for example, participate in community service, volunteer to help others, or work to make where they live a better place," said President David Fuller. "We believe these students will help us establish ourselves as a distinctive institution that is not only committed to academic excellence, but recognized for graduates who have a true appreciation for the Great Plains. They will be known for their dedication to service for the welfare of others and to stewardship of place and community."

To apply, visit the Web site www.minotstateu.edu/finaid/scholarships.shtml and print out and complete the Undergraduate Scholarship and Awards Program Application. Both scholarships require that a student submit, along with their application, a one-page essay that demonstrates their civic engagement or their contribution to a sense of place.

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The application deadline is Feb. 15.

For more information, call MSU enrollment services at 800-777-0750, ext. 3350 or e-mail askmsu@minotstateu.edu .

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