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Murray State College offers over $400,000 in scholarships to rising star concurrent high school students

May 04, 2020


Students who attend Murray State College while in high school will have the opportunity to qualify for more than $400,000 in tuition waivers during the 2020-21 academic year.  Murray State will waive tuition at the rate of $250 for each A and B earned by concurrent high school students who will graduate from high school in 2020 and have completed MSC courses for college credit.  To qualify, students must enroll full time at Murray State in the fall after high school. 

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) waive tuition up to a certain number of hours for students who are juniors or seniors in high school.  Specific criteria apply and students pay for fees and books.

Murray State College is taking the concurrent program one step further by rewarding students for academic excellence.  By enrolling at Murray State full time after high school, concurrent students can enjoy substantial cost savings.  We offer concurrent students the best of both worlds,"   said MSC President Joy McDaniel.

"By continuing with us after high school, Rising Star students can be well on the way to completing the first two years of college for the cost of fees and books.  It's a great reason to explore concurrent classes and begin college at Murray State," McDaniel added.

The actual number of As and Bs earned by concurrent students at MSC for 20-21 equaled $411, 750 in waivers.  If qualifying students continue to enroll in at least 12 hours per semester and earn at least a 2.0 GPA, they can renew for a second year at Murray State.  If eligible Rising Star students continue for a second year, that would boost the waiver total to $823,500.

For more information on the Rising Star Tuition Waiver, please visit or  contact Paula Henley at  Other scholarships are available and information is located at under financial aid.  Rising Star waivers are not valid for summer semesters.