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Mustang Transfer Scholarship

Students transferring to Southwest Minnesota State University may be eligible for the Mustang Transfer Scholarship!  We want you to know that if you choose to continue your education with us, that we are investing in your future as well!

Mustang Transfer Scholarship

Total Value - $2,000 over 2 years

To be considered for the Mustang Transfer Scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Academic Criteria: Cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Complete Scholarship Application
  • A.A., A.S., A.A.S or 60 passing credits at previous institution(s)
  • Admitted to SMSU
  • Enroll Full-time on-campus students ONLY


Transfer Scholarship Priority Deadlines

Round 1 – 2nd week of January
Must be admitted to SMSU by January 11, 2021 

Round 2 – 1st week of June
Must be admitted to SMSU by May 31, 2021


Students admitted after these dates can still be awarded scholarships upon admission to SMSU.

TRIO/Upward Bound Transfer Scholarship-$1,000 over two years

  • Apply for admission to Southwest Minnesota State University by July 1st of each year. 
  • Submit an official college transcript demonstrating attainment of a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Submit a letter of verification of participation in Upward Bound to the Office of Admission.  The letter should be from your Upward Bound Advisor/Coordinator
  • Register as and maintain full-time student status


SMSU Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Total Value - $1,000 for 1 year

  • Be an active member of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Admitted to SMSU
  • Enrolled Full-Time
  • 2 year Degree Required
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