Financial Aid

Transfer Student Scholarships

Muskingum offers academic scholarships to qualified students based on the strength of high school curriculum, grades in college-prep courses.

Academic Scholarships

The application for admission serves as the application for scholarships and awards unless otherwise noted. Students must be attending full-time and maintain a 3.0 GPA for renewal of scholarships and be making Satisfactory Academic Progress for renewal of Muskingum Awards and Awards of Circumstance.

Transfer students are considered for academic scholarships based on previous college work and, in some cases, the secondary school record. Transfer students may also apply for Science Division Scholarships and Performance Scholarships, but are not eligible to participate in the Academic Scholarship Program. The Muskingum Commitment does not apply to transfer students. The chart below can give you an estimate of your Base Scholarship Amount.

Transfer Academic Scholarships

For students with 16 or more semester credit hours*

Transfer Scholarships

* $1,000 of your award requires that you live on campus

**If a student has 15 credits or less, scholarships are based on a combination of high school GPA, curriculum, and college GPA.

***This represents the minimum amount of yearly academic scholarship you will be awarded upon confirmation of transcript information. Your official academic credentials may justify a larger scholarship award.

Phi Theta Kappa

Up to an additional $1,000 Phi Theta Kappa scholarship is awarded to students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa. Please contact Alexandria Fraley ( for additional information.

Zane State College Transfer Scholarship

For students who meet certain GPA and credit hour requirements who are enrolled at Zane State College, up to an additional $2,500 yearly scholarship is awarded. Please review the requirements.

Out-of-State Grant

Up to a $2,000 award to incoming domestic students who are residents of a state other than Ohio.

Education Department Scholarships

up to $1,500 per year, are directed toward students who are interested in a career in teaching. Selection of recipients is made by the Education Department. Visit the Education Department Scholarship Application.

Science Division Scholarship

ranging from $500-$2,000 per year are directed toward outstanding students pursuing a degree in the natural and physical sciences. Selection of recipients is made by the Science Division. Visit the Science Division Scholarship Application.

Performance Awards

Muskingum offers several scholarships to students interested in participating or majoring in the following areas. Performance awards are determined by the respective academic departments. Additional information on these scholarships and applications can be found by clicking on the links below:

All awards are renewable dependent upon maintenance of a specified grade-point average and participation in departmental activities. First-time performance awards to upperclassmen are limited to $500 per award.


Muskingum is offering esports scholarships for students interested in competing on the Muskingum varsity esports team. The selection of recipients is made by Coach Tristan Murphy. For more information, please contact Coach Murphy at and fill out the official esports recruit form here.

Muskingum Awards

Eligibility is determined at the time of acceptance and amounts are determined by the admission office.

Muskie Awards $5,000 to $11,500 per year

Automatically awarded to students who meet defined GPA and ACT/SAT standards, but who do not qualify for academic scholarships.

PLUS Opportunity Award up to $2,000 per year
The PLUS Opportunity Award is a need-based scholarship to support students with financial need in accessing the PLUS Program Services at the Premier-level of support. The PLUS Opportunity Award may be valued at up to $2000 per semester for up to three years and if students meet specific criteria.  

Please login to your admission account to apply for the PLUS Opportunity Award

Awards of Circumstance

Muskingum offers certain automatic Awards of Circumstance to students who meet the defined conditions for the award. Financial need is not a consideration, but the awards are included as part of the financial aid package for students demonstrating need.

Legacy Grants Up to $3,000 per year
Awarded to students having one of the following Legacy connections:
The student must be the dependent child, grandchild or sibling of a former Muskingum University student who has completed at least two years/four semesters at Muskingum University or be the sibling of a current Muskingum University student who is a dependent of the same parents.

Other cases where an immediate family relationship with a current Muskingum student or Alumnus exist (such as: step-parent,step-sibling) may also be approved by the Financial Aid Committee.

Students who qualify should complete the Legacy Grant information form.

General Motors EEOC Scholarship 

Awarded to minority students and female dependents of GM employees. A 2.8 cumulative GPA is required for renewal of the scholarship. Up to $1,000 per year.

Presbyterian Grant

Up to $1,000 per year. Automatically awarded to communicant members of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Students who qualify should complete the Presbyterian Grant information sheet.

External Scholarships

Students are responsible for letting Student Financial Services know of any External Scholarships they are receiving. The scholarships must be counted as part of their financial aid and may affect their eligibility for work-study, subsidized loans and in some cases grants or other scholarships. Students may use the External Scholarship Form to report scholarships they are receiving.

Total Award Maximums and Limits

Limitations are placed on the total amount of Muskingum-funded non-need based assistance which a student may receive. Please read the Scholarship & Award Provisions for more information on these limits.

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