Scholarships are gift aid, meaning you do not have to repay them or earn the funds by working.

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.

For those planning on attending fall of 2022, look for an application to open around December 15.

Please go to this link to apply for a scholarship(s): (coming soon)

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

Minimum Scholarship Requirements:

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher (You will need to include a current high school or college transcript)
  • Must take a minimum of 8 credits on the Fergus Falls campus.
    1. This means you CAN be a part-time student.
    2. We will prorate if 8-11 credits. Prorating means we pay per credit. If you are awarded $1200 and only take the required 8 credits mentioned above, the prorated amount would be ($1200 annual award/12 credits = $100 per credit * 8) = $800 prorated annual award. For spring, you would receive half this amount.

Fergus Area College Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to both firstĀ 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.