Incoming Freshmen Merit-based Scholarships for Non-resident Students

Incoming Freshmen Merit-based Scholarships for Non-resident Students

First-time freshmen students who are charged the “Non-resident” tuition rate may qualify for one of the scholarships listed below:

The incoming freshman’s high school grade point average (GPA) and official admission test scores are used to determine merit-based scholarship eligibility at Marshall University. Only official test scores from ACT® or SAT® are used to consider incoming freshmen students for merit-based scholarships. Marshall University takes the highest ACT composite or SAT combined Math and Evidenced Based Reading & Writing Score to determine eligibility for its scholarship programs. Marshall University also combines the highest sub-scores from different test dates (from the same test) to create a superscore total or composite. The superscore total or composite is used when it is higher than the ACT composite or SAT combined Math and Evidence Based Reading & Writing Score for eligibility determination of the scholarships listed in the chart above.

These merit-based scholarships are awarded for four academic years (fall and spring semesters) as long as the student is pursuing his or her first baccalaureate degree and maintains full-time enrollment at Marshall University. In addition, the student must meet the following renewal criteria:

  • Successfully complete at least 30 credit hours each academic year
  • Earn at least a 2.75 GPA at the end of freshman year and a 3.0 GPA by the end of the sophomore and junior years

These non-resident student scholarship awards are tuition waivers for students who are assessed non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition waiver scholarships may only be applied to Marshall University non-resident tuition charges. This scholarship program does not apply to students enrolled in a distance education program. This waiver does not cover tuition charges from St. Mary’s Center for Education and other third-party agreements with colleges and universities.

Incoming Freshmen Honors College Scholarship

In addition to a freshmen merit-based scholarship, students who meet the following criteria and agree to accept admission into the Marshall University Honors College qualify to receive an additional scholarship award.

Scholarships Admission Criteria for Eligibility Academic Year Award
Honors College

HS GPA >=3.5 & ACT >=26 or Equivalent

$500

Superscore totals are not used to determine eligibility for the Honors College Scholarship.

The Honors College Scholarship is awarded for four academic years (fall and spring semesters) as long as the student has not earned his or her first baccalaureate degree, remains in the Honors College, and maintains full-time enrollment at Marshall University.  Honors College students must also meet the following renewal criteria:

  • Successfully complete at least 30 credit hours each academic year
  • Earn an overall 3.3 GPA at the end of each academic year