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Retirement open house for Carolyn Zehren

Posted on August 02, 2017

Thursday, Aug. 3 | 2-4 p.m. | Owens 107

Please join us for a retirement open house honoring Carolyn Zehren on Thursday, August 3 from 2-4 p.m. in Owens 107.

Carolyn has dedicated 27 years to working in the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid. Come celebrate her well-deserved retirement!  Read the rest of this entry →

Amy Ruley and Mark Hensrud Welcomed to MSUM Alumni Foundation

Posted on July 18, 2017

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Alumni Foundation would like to extend a warm welcome to Amy Ruley and Mark Hensrud. Both Ruley and Hensrud have been hired in development positions for the foundation. Read the rest of this entry →

Melissa Dingmann Selected as Director of Scholarship and Financial Aid

Posted on July 18, 2017

After a national search, Melissa Dingmann has been named the Director of Scholarship and Financial Aid at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Throughout the process Melissa shared stories and examples that demonstrated her belief in MSUM’s core values of humility, grit and heart. Her calm demeanor and clear passion for supporting students aligns with the culture and environment on our campus.

Coupled with progressive experience in financial aid and having spent the last 12 years as the Director of Financial Aid at the University of Minnesota Crookston, Melissa brings MSUM a high level of competency and expertise.

Dingmann’s first day on campus will be July 31.

Honors Apprentice faculty mentors needed

Posted on July 10, 2017

Faculty mentors are needed for incoming freshmen who have been awarded the prestigious Honors Apprentice (HA) Scholarship.

The goal of the apprenticeship is to have the student work with a faculty mentor who can provide valuable, collaborative experiences in their field of study. HA positions can include a variety of activities, from research assistance and lab work to independent study, tutoring, and project or program development. Students can apprentice in either academic or administrative departments.

Please visit the HA website to see the sample position descriptions and a list of FAQs about the HA:

If you would like to serve as a mentor, or have an HA position description in your department, please contact Elizabeth Nawrot:

Planned IT Maintenance

Posted on June 19, 2017

On Tuesday June 20, 2017, starting at 9 a.m., there will be planned IT Maintenance. We will be upgrading one of our database servers. The down time of each application may vary as we move the applications to the new environment. This planned maintenance will affect the following applications.

  • Accessibility Services
  • Alumni SOS form
  • Bookstore Fin Aid Changing
  • Bookstore Course Schedule
  • Budget Requests
  • Career Services and Academic Success Request System
  • Chemical Inventory Manager
  • Chemistry Exit Survey
  • CIBS – Dragon Consulting Student Application
  • Clearinghouse
  • College for Kids
  • Data Warehouse Security Requests
  • Dean’s List/Graduation List
  • DIARY/Cooperating Teacher Survey
  • Directory Manager
  • Distance Dragon Card
  • Dragon Card
  • DragonFire membership tracking
  • Driver License Verification
  • Event Attendance
  • Film equipment Checkout
  • Financial Aid Scholarship Manager
  • Hendrix Immunization Form
  • Housing forms
  • HR forms
  • IT application Inventory
  • IT forms
  • IT person Verify
  • ITS forms
  • Key/Card forms
  • KMSC song log
  • MSUM mobile app
  • Name Badge Ordering Form
  • Nursing Online Application
  • Online Course Evaluations
  • Paralegal Internship Manager
  • Parking Permit Request
  • Positive Pay
  • Retiree Directory Manager
  • Scholarship Listing
  • SCJ Camera Checkout
  • Security Photos and New Prox Cards
  • SPA – Events Form
  • Transcript Requesting
  • Wellness Center
  • Work orders (Housing and Main)

Affinity Plus student loan and scholarship

Posted on May 09, 2017

It’s time to start thinking about how you’ll finance the 2017-2018 school year and Affinity Plus is here to help! Our Student Choice Private Loan offers low, variable rates; a line of credit structure; the option to defer payments until after graduation; and reduced rates with automatic payments. Looking for a scholarship? The Affinity Plus Foundation is offering a $3,000 Campus Scholarship to one MSU Moorhead student — apply now through September 30, 2017 at

Gerontology student awarded scholarship from MN Gerontological Society

Posted on April 27, 2017

Leah Oien, a senior majoring in both Gerontology and Social Work, has been awarded a Gerald Bloedow Scholarship from the Minnesota Gerontological Society. In 1994, MGS established the Bloedow Scholarship fund to honor the lifelong contributions of Gerald Bloedow to the field of aging and to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students to further their education in gerontology. Oien will receive the scholarship at the 41st Annual MGS Conference on April 28 in Brooklyn Center.

Heads or Tails Raffle at the Spring Scholarship Gala

Posted on April 06, 2017

Saturday, April 8 | CMU Ballroom

Participate in the Heads or Tails Raffle at the Spring Scholarship Gala April 8! For $25, you will receive a Scorch raffle paddle that will allow you to participate in three separate raffles during the event. Each raffle will consist of multiple rounds where each participant will use their paddle to select heads or tails. The emcee will flip a coin and announce the coin flip. Those with the correct choice will remain in the game and continue to play the next round until only one remains––the winner! Read the rest of this entry →

End of semester reminders from the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid

Posted on April 05, 2017

As the semester comes to an end, a few reminders from the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid.

Last day for MSUM to receive your 2016-2017 FAFSA data is May 9, 2017 for students still looking to receive financial aid for this academic year including this summer semester 2017.

If you have already filed a 2016-2017 FAFSA and received your award notification but need to borrow loans, the last day to request a spring loan is May 2, 2017. Stop in or email with your loan request.

Seniors graduating spring or summer term are reminded to complete Exit Loan Counseling online at prior to graduation.

Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid free office supplies

Posted on April 04, 2017

The Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid has a variety of office supplies (including lots of binders) available for FREE Tuesday, April 4 only. Stop by the table outside Owens 107.

Upper Class/Transfer Honors Apprentice Scholarship deadline Monday

Posted on March 31, 2017

The deadline for the Upper Class/Transfer Honors Apprentice scholarship is Monday, April 3 by 4:30 p.m.

View the application and requirements.

Check Out Gala Live and Silent Auction Items

Posted on March 30, 2017

Check out the auction items that will be available to bid on at this year’s Spring Scholarship Gala on April 8!

Whether it’s a trip to Orcas Island or a grill, tickets to a Vikings game or to a performance at the Guthrie Theater, there’s something interesting for everyone to bid on! Check out today’s featured auction items below, and take a peek at the list of the live auction items and a sampling of the silent auction items online. Read the rest of this entry →

Noyce internships available for math, science majors

Posted on March 29, 2017

Interested in sharing your enthusiasm for Science and Math? Noyce internships are available for Math and Science majors. Interns are being recruited to help with summer K-12 science and math enrichment activities. Preference is given to first and second year undergraduates.  Read the rest of this entry →

Last Chance to Register for the Gala

Posted on March 24, 2017

The Spring Scholarship Gala is approaching quickly, and so is the registration deadline.

Register by the end of today, March 24, so we know you’re attending and the delicious meal choice you’d prefer. If you’ve already registered, thank you! We look forward to seeing you!

Support students and enjoy an elegant evening out with Dragons and friends of the university. Register online today.

For more information on the evening’s festivities, click here.

Meet the new Noyce scholars

Posted on March 23, 2017

By Lexi Byler, MSUM Marketing Intern

MSU Moorhead’s Robert Noyce Grant Project gives current students majoring in science or mathematics, or community members who’ve received a STEM degree, the opportunity to earn a teaching license free of cost. This semester, MSUM awarded four student scholarships to David Cord, Christian Larson, Brooke Mayer and Jennifer Williams. Read the rest of this entry →

You are Cordially Invited to the Spring Scholarship Gala

Posted on March 22, 2017

As faculty and staff members, you work closely with students every day. You cultivate confidence and help them in innumerable ways as they grow from freshmen to seniors. Your influence in their lives has made an impact.

To make an even bigger difference in the lives of students, enjoy champagne, appetizers, entertainment and delicious food. Yes, you read that correctly. Read the rest of this entry →

Upper Class/Transfer Honors Apprentice Scholarship

Posted on March 17, 2017

Deadline: April 3, 2017

Students seeking their first undergraduate degree with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, who have two years remaining to complete their bachelor’s degree are eligible for this scholarship. Scholarship is for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. Must be a full time student.

View the scholarship application.

Part time Student Scholarship

Posted on March 17, 2017

The Robert and Sandra Roel Part Time Student Scholarship is available to students seeking their first undergraduate degree, attending MSUM on a part time basis and register for no more than 11 MSUM credits per semester. Student must file the 2017-2018 FAFSA by deadline date.

2017-2018 Upper Class/Transfer Honors Apprenticeship Scholarship

Posted on March 01, 2017

The 2017-2018 Upper Class/Transfer Honors Apprentice Scholarship application is available now at:

This is a competitive scholarship open to MSUM students seeking their first undergraduate degree who have the final two years of attendance. Scholarship is for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 (graduating spring 2019).

Deadline: April 3, 2017

MSUM Alumni Foundation Giving Hearts Day total

Posted on February 10, 2017

Thanks to Dragons and friends everywhere, the MSUM Alumni Foundation was able to raise $20,800 for Giving Hearts Day! All of those proceeds will go toward student scholarships, and you helped make it happen. Thank you, Dragons.

We’d also like to thank the Dakota Medical Foundation and other generous donors for the match.

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