Tuition grant created for legacy students

Iris Snapp

Contributing Writer

Beginning in summer 2020, the University will offer a new grant to the children of Murray State alumni pursuing an undergraduate degree.

The grant provides in-state tuition to eligible out-of-state students.

“The Alumni Legacy Tuition Grant will be a game-changer for alumni families all over the country and the world who have for years dreamed that their children or grandchildren would follow in their footsteps and become Racers,” Carrie McGinnis, alumni relations director, said.

The Alumni Legacy Tuition Grant will cover the spring and fall semesters’ tuition for full-time students with a cumulative 3.0 GPA, who meet all other out-of-state requirements to attend.

To qualify for the grant, students must have a parent, step-parent, grandparent or step-grandparent who attended the University and graduated with a baccalaureate or graduate degree. Students must also be an undergraduate for summer 2020 and enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program pursuing their first baccalaureate degree.

The grant is for up to eight semesters.

Biological, adoptive, step-parents and grandparents must submit legal documentation to verify the relation between the students and qualifying alum. Documents that can be used for verification include birth certificates and marriage licenses among others.

For eligible students, the deadline to apply is the first day of classes.

If students have any questions or concerns about their eligibility for the grant, they should contact the office of recruitment at or (800) 272-4678, ext. 2.

Registration for the fall 2020 semester is now open online at