Scholarships are monetary gifts, which means you don’t need to repay them or earn the funds by working. Scholarships are considered part of your financial aid package, and they may replace some or all of your financial aid eligibility, reducing your possible debt.

They are a form of financial assistance awarded to students based on specific criteria that have been determined by the donor or organization providing the funds and the FACF board of directors.

Apply: Scholarship Application

Please use a non-school email you check regularly as award notifications and can be accessed after December 8. Further directions will be communicated to you through this email. Your email is where you will be notified of your award.


To receive the full award you:

  • Must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits spring semester to receive the full award. We may prorate for 6-11 credits. Prorating means we pay per credit. If you are awarded $1200 and only take 6 credits, the prorated amount would be ($1200 annual award/12 credits = $100 per credit * 6) = $600 prorated annual award.
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater through each semester enrolled at M State for scholarship awards.
  • Must write a letter of thanks to scholarship representative(s).

When applying:

  • Have a high school or college GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Include current high school or college transcript
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Complete detailed, written responses to several questions
  • Meet at least one of the following criterion to qualify as a Fergus Falls campus student:
    • Take 6 on-campus credits at Fergus Falls Live in Fergus Falls campus housing
    • Participate in athletics in Fergus Falls
    • Participate in fine arts in Fergus Falls
    • Live in Fergus Falls campus housing
    • Participate in athletics in Fergus Falls
    • Participate in fine arts in Fergus Falls

Fergus Area College Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to both first and second-year students, full and part-time, for classes taken at M State. If you are attending M State online only or on one of the other M State campuses, you can check with the other campuses’ foundation to see what might be available.

For a list of classes assigned to Fergus Falls, please run a class schedule at, sorted by campus via Advance Search.

Please make sure you provide as many details when completing the application as it will assist us in finding the right scholarship(s) for you. Answer the questions based on how you entered college this fall (new student or not).

If you have more questions, please be sure to check the Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.