MUST University offer several types of financial support to current and prospective students in the form of scholarships and payment plans to bridge the gap between educational expenses and personal financial resources.

The Financial Support works carefully to deliver personalized service and financial assistance within the framework, regulations and policies of our institution. The objective of the Financial Support is to provide financial assistance to eligible students through coordination with, and full use of, all community, and on-campus resources.


MUST University offers a variety of scholarships ranging from academic to financial for students who meet the criteria set by the University. Recipients must be enrolled in an associate, bachelor, or master’s program.

Scholarships are an essential source of funding designed to help graduate students meet their educational and research expenses. Scholarships are awarded institutionally by the Academic Committee.


This scholarship honors the memory of Luci Clea Silva, former MUST University alumnus. Luci was a hard-working and dedicated nurse that provided care in hospitals serving the communities for 30 years. Our brilliant student passed away from COVID-19 in 2020. This scholarship honors her attributes of intelligence, determination, strength, and vibrant personality. Students in a degree program may be eligible to apply after completion of one term. A student will not be selected on the basis of race, color, creed or gender. The selection process is handled by the Scholarship Committee, and the recipient’s name(s) will be referred to the University Governing Board for final approval. An application for this scholarship is available on our website and in the Finance Office. The applying student must submit a brief narrative of why she/he feels qualified to become a recipient of the scholarship. The student’s narrative must be accompanied by a recommendation from a MUST University faculty member.

An applying student must have:

  1. A CGPA of 2.5 (at the undergraduate level) and 3.5 (at the graduate level).
  2. Be involved in at least two extra-curricular activities.
  3. Must hold an unencumbered nursing license.

The application deadline is March 1st of each year, and the scholarship will be awarded in the spring term of each year. There will be one or two $500 awards annually, based on funding available. The award is renewable, as long as the student meets the scholarship criteria.


The University awards one full tuition scholarship at the undergraduate level and one full tuition scholarship at the graduate level of first time MUST University students, based on previous academic performance, letter of recommendations from faculty and/or employers, and significant financial need.

In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Presidential scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences, or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinarily well-rounded individuals. The President’s Circle Scholarship covers full tuition plus mandatory student fees and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.

To be considered for the President’s Circle Scholarship:

  1. Complete the enrollment process and be accepted into a MUST University program.
  2. Submit the scholarship application 90 days prior to the beginning of the term.
  3. Must demonstrate an earned and weighted CGPA of 3.8 or above at the high school or undergraduate level.
  4. Complete the Scholarship Essay as part of your application to the University.


Please choose from one of the two prompts below and submit one essay, in 600 words or less, as part of your application for admissions.

  1. Howard Thurman, who was the dean of BU’s Marsh Chapel from 1953-1965, once wrote: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Can you describe a particular experience you have had or an activity that you participate in that makes you come alive? How would you try to integrate that experience or activity into your program of study at MUST University?
  2. Describe a time when you felt out of your comfort zone or marginalized in a situation. How did you respond to that moment and how has it informed your actions moving forward?

Once the applicant has been selected for the scholarship, he or she must:

  1. Meet all entrance requirements of the program.
  2. Be enrolled for 12 or more credits each term at the undergraduate, or 9 or more credits each term at the graduate level.
  3. Maintain a CGPA of 3.5 at the undergraduate level and 3.8 at the graduate level.
  4. Maintain continuous enrollment without interruptions.


This scholarship is intended to assist MUST University students to pursue a degree in their chosen field. The scholarship is an annual award based on financial need and is paid on the third week of every term. Scholarship award amounts are based on the number of credits that a student is taking each term, regardless of the program of study. Scholarship applications can be found on the student portal. The awards are as follows:

  1. $1,000 for students taking 9 or more credit hours per term.
  2. $500 for students taking 6 – 8 credit hours per term.

Applicants must:

  1. Complete the enrollment process and be accepted into a MUST University Program.
  2. Submit the scholarship application prior to the start of the term.
  3. Start classes as stated in the enrollment agreement.
  4. Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  5. Reapply each year for additional funding.
  6. Submit proof of income.


MUST University is offering its Associate and Bachelor’s degree Alumni a scholarship when they apply to and enroll into one of our Bachelor or master’s degree programs. The scholarship is available to all Alumni who enroll for the first time in a MUST University upper-level degree program. The scholarship for $500 per semester which is disbursed as $250 per term for the first three consecutive terms. Applicants must be a MUST University Associate or bachelor’s degree alumnus who enrolls for and is accepted into a MUST University Bachelor or master’s degree program.


This grant is for individuals who are employed at any of our partner organizations. Partner organizations are companies that have a history of hiring and mentoring MUST University graduates, provide externships for our current students, or have affiliation and/or articulation agreements with MUST University. For students taking 8-11 credits hours, the grant is in the amount of $500.00 per term; and, for students taking 12 or more credit hours, the grant is for $1,000.00 per term. Eligible individuals are defined as someone:

  1. Who has been employed or affiliated with for at least 1 year at the partner organization.
  2. Who has not previously attended MUST University.

Applicants must:

  1. Complete the Partners in Education Grant application.
  2. Be employed or be affiliated with or at one of our partner organizations for at least one year.
  3. Be in good with the sponsoring or partner entity.
  4. Provide grant endorsement in writing from the affiliate organization.

Once the applicant has been selected for the grant, he or she must:

  1. Meet all entrance requirements of the program.
  2. Be enrolled for 8 or more credits each term.
  3. Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  4. Maintain continuous enrollment without interruptions.

MUST University provide proof of continued employment or affiliation with partner organization each academic year to remain eligible to receive the grant. A current paycheck, current letter from employer verifying employment status, or proof of active membership can be submitted to the bursar’s office.

veteran's grant

New students who have been discharged from the military are eligible for this grant. MUST University awards $500 per term to all new veteran students enrolling at MUST University in degree programs. Students must provide a DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or an NGB 22, National Guard Report of Separation or Record of Service. The discharge characterization or disposition must not be a Dishonorable Discharge. The grant will be disbursed on or about the third week of the term.


School Teachers: A 20 percent scholarship is available per academic year for full-time and part-time teachers enrolled in the M.S. in Emergent Technologies in Education. Students must provide proof of employment in a K-12 school. Recipients may be required to provide proof for each subsequent renewal period (academic year).

College Professors: A 20 percent tuition scholarship is available for full-time and part-time college and university professors with academic publications enrolled in the M.S. in Emergent Technologies in Education. Students must provide proof of employment at a university or college organization and a copy of a recent academic publication. Scholarship recipients may have to provide proof at each renewal period (academic year) to maintain scholarship status.

Business Administrators: A 20 percent tuition scholarship is available for full-time and part-time small business owners and innovators enrolled in the M.S. in Business Administration, International Business, Business Development and Innovation, and Digital Marketing. Students must provide proof of small business ownership with less than 5 employees and must maintain said status during their tenure in the academic program.

Healthcare Providers: A 20 percent tuition scholarship is available for full-time and part-time health care workers enrolled in the associate or bachelor’s degree program in Healthcare Management. Students must provide proof of active employment in a healthcare facility. The discount does not apply to registered nurses or licensed physicians.

All professional scholarships do not apply if tuition is paid through a grant or other subsidy, nor does it apply to benefacted or granted tuition nor to programs with special rates. The benefits are not applied retroactively.

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