Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$10,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 30

Thursday
Awarded By:

Missouri State University

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies based on selection committee recommendation and available funding.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be lawfully present in the United States.
  3. Must be an incoming freshman. The student must graduate from a high school accredited by a state education agency or a regional accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE).
  4. Must plan to attend Missouri State University (Springfield campus).
  5. Must enroll full time in the year he/she graduates from high school.
  6. Must rank in the top 50 percent of his/her class OR have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale as of the end of the sixth semester (end of junior year).
  7. Must have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations such as: band/orchestra; choir/vocal ensembles; community service; drama/debate; multicultural organizations; newspaper/yearbook; student government; varsity athletics.
  8. Students with disabilities and/or historically underrepresented populations - African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans - are encouraged to apply.
  9. Must have declared a major that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Music Education degree.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to enter Missouri State University as freshmen and pursue a major leading to a bachelor's degree in education or music education. Students must rank in the top 50 percent of their class or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations.

Application requirements for the Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Admissions application
Additional Information: Students selected to be considered for this scholarship will be invited to participate in the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship interview program and thus will be considered also for that award and for the Multicultural Leadership Recognition Award. Students must be available to attend a scholarship interview day at Missouri State University in early 2020. This scholarship can be combined with the Provost, Deans', Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders, Missouri State Advantage, Boys/Girls State, and Missouri State Leadership scholarships up to a combined annual value of $3,500 (or $4,500 for the student's third and fourth years).

Award Amount: The award is $2,000 per year for the student's first two years and $3,000 per year for the student's last two years. Non-Missouri residents will also receive a full waiver of non-resident fees. To renew, the student must complete 24 credit hours each academic year and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher. Additionally, students must remain in a program leading to a teaching certificate. Students must be admitted to the teacher education program to receive the scholarship for years three and four.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, January 30

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, January 30

Applications are available online on the Missouri State University (MSU) website. To be considered for this scholarship, the student must apply for admission to MSU by Dec. 1. Admissions information is available online at www.missouristate.edu/admissions/applynow.htm. In addition to a completed admissions application, the student must submit the following materials: a $35 application fee; official ACT and/or SAT scores (sent directly to MSU by the testing agency); and official transcripts for high school and any completed college credits. The student must also complete the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship application, which is available on the MSU website in online and paper formats. The student must include a typewritten, double-spaced essay of no more than two pages which describes his/her academic achievement and leadership in diverse organizations, environments, and activities. The scholarship application must be submitted online or by mail by Jan. 30.
Contact: -
Address: 901 S. National Ave. Springfield, Missouri 65897

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