An Affordable Education

Scholarships and grants are forms of financial aid that do not have to be repaid. McMurry offers a number of merit based and need-based scholarships and grants to new incoming students. Use this guide to learn more about how you can fund your education and how McMurry is investing in our students. Last year 99% of McMurry students qualified for financial aid. We want McMurry to be a financial fit for you and there are many opportunities for your to fund your education.

The scholarships listed below require full-time enrollment unless noted. The annual amount is based on Fall and Spring enrollment and is awarded by semester. Transfer students with less than 24 transferable hours are subject to review of high school transcripts. Military awards cannot be stacked with Freshman or Transfer scholarship/awards. McMurry scholarships, awards, and financial aid are awarded based on availability of funds. Amounts are subject to change.

Financial Aid awards are created after the student is admitted and has submitted a complete FAFSA (or notified their Admission Counselor that they choose not to complete a FAFSA).  Award notifications are processed as students are admitted on a rolling basis beginning in November through the beginning of the semester in which they intend to enroll, with priority given to students who complete the applications prior to January 15.

New Incoming Student Scholarships

Search our scholarship portal and apply for scholarships based on your major and extracurriculars like band, fine arts, theater, esports, cheer and dance, etc.


Additional Award Information

McMurry University offers additional scholarships to students outside of the programs listed above. While we do our best to offer the most generous financial aid package from a student’s initial admission and FAFSA submission, students can qualify and apply for the scholarships below.

McMurry STEM Scholars Program

Through the generosity of the National Science Foundation (NSF), McMurry University received funds to support students with financial need who wish to study in natural science disciplines. Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 while majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering Physics, Computer Science or Mathematics.

Qualified students may earn an NSF S-STEM merit scholarship covering their full tuition per academic year (renewable up to four years).

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Brady Cox Endowment

The Brady Cox endowment, honoring the late Dr. Brady Cox, funds a scholarship to support students by broadening their experiences to improve their preparation for successful futures as health professionals.  Students may apply for a maximum of $250 to defray travel expenses associated with conference attendance or group trips with a health professions theme.  Contact Erica Medina, your faculty advisor, or your academic coach for more information!

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In addition to scholarships, McMurry’s Financial Aid Office awards federal and state grants to students based on the information listed on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be submitted each year to determine eligibility. After a student is admitted and the FAFSA has been received, the Financial Aid Office will automatically determine eligibility for all available institutional, federal and state financial aid.


Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)  McMurry’s TEG PolicyUp to $3,873State of Texas need-based award
Federal Pell GrantUp to $7,395Federal need-based award
Federal Direct Loan Program$3,500 to $5,500Subsidized and/or unsubsidized federal student loans
College Work ProgramUp to $3,200Eligibility to hold a student work job on-campus and earn additional aid
Federal Parent Loan ProgramUp to attendance cost minus other aidFederal loans to eligible parents


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Students are encouraged to work with their high school counselors or community college for local scholarship opportunities and may visit the following sites for other private scholarships.