Matthews Scholars

McMurry University’s tradition of academic excellence and genuine focus on student success has produced graduates with global perspectives that are well rounded, knowledgeable and skilled. Now thanks to the generosity of a West Texas rancher, that academic tradition will be enriched even more. Ten entering students will be selected to receive $5000 in addition to any other scholarships that they receive. This renewable scholarship will be awarded each year the Matthews Scholar maintains their academic standing.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Be a graduating senior from a 1A, 2A high school as defined by the University Interscholastic League (UIL).

  • Attend a school in the western part of Texas (inclusive of the panhandle, east to the west side of Fort Worth, and west to the Texas/New Mexico border).

  • Earn 2.75 or higher GPA, an ACT of 19 or above or an SAT of 910 or above, and be in the top 40% of their graduating class (may be waived for schools where the graduating class is very small).

  • The student must submit a 500-word essay on why they would like to attend McMurry and why they deserve the scholarship.

  • Provide two letters of recommendation.

  • The scholarship can be renewed for three years as long as the student remains in good academic standing.

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