Students encouraged to visit to apply for competitive scholarships

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s 2020-21 scholarship application is currently open and will close Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m. CST.

Murray State offers numerous competitive scholarships that are awarded based on criteria such as (but not limited to) area of study, extracurricular activities, geographic location or need eligibility. Competitive scholarships require students to complete only one Murray State General Scholarship Application per year and are awarded after the application deadline.  Students must complete the scholarship application each year to be considered for competitive scholarships.

Students who are awarded any University scholarship must have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed in order for the scholarship to apply to their student account; visit for more information.

Murray State University’s 2020-21 scholarship application is currently open and will close Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m. CST.

To learn more about scholarship opportunities and important deadlines at Murray State, please visit


Registration for the fall 2020 semester at Murray State University remains open as future Racers can apply today for admission. Murray State offers on-campus courses at its main Murray location as well as five regional campuses and educational presences in Paducah, Henderson, Madisonville, Hopkinsville and Fort Campbell. The University also offers many degrees and classes entirely online, providing a flexible higher education experience to accommodate any schedule. Students looking to take their first step in higher education are encouraged to visit to get started.

Murray State will host Admitted Student Weekend Feb. 7-9 at the Murray campus, welcoming admitted Racers and their families for special tours of campus, unique lectures, meetings with Student Financial Services, academic visits and much more. Register today at

The University continues to invest in an enhanced Murray campus coupled with new academic programs and student life initiatives. Murray State led all Kentucky public higher education institutions in Washington Monthly’s South region ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ rankings, while Forbes Magazine recognized the University on its “America’s Best Colleges” list for the 12th consecutive year.

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