Missouri State University Presidential Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$50,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

December 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

Missouri State University

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 35 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must enroll on a full-time basis.
  4. Must be a high school senior at the time of application.
  5. Must plan to attend Missouri State University.
  6. Must be ranked in the top 10 percent of his/her class OR have a grade point average of 3.9 or higher. These criteria are assessed as of the end of the sixth semester.
  7. Must have an SAT score of 1390 or higher OR an ACT score of 31 or higher. ACT or SAT scores taken during or before October of the senior year will be considered.
  8. Must attend a college or university in Missouri.

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

Description: This award is for U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend Missouri State University. The student must have a grade point average of 3.9 or higher or graduate in the top 10 percent of his/her high school, AND must have an SAT score (reading/math) of 1390 or higher or have an ACT score of 31 or higher.

Application requirements for the Missouri State University Presidential Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Interview
  • Essay
  • SAT/ACT scores
Additional Information: Qualified candidates will be notified of their status in late December and invited to attend a scholarship interview and program to be held in early 2019. Attendance at the interview is required for consideration for the scholarship. Those who attend the interview day will also be considered for the University Scholarship. After interviews have taken place, all candidates will be evaluated and students will be selected for the Presidential Scholarship and University Scholarship by mid-February. The MSU Presidential Scholarship cannot be combined with any of the following MSU scholarships: Academic, Board of Governors, and Recognition. Students who eligible to apply but are not chosen will receive the Board of Governors Scholarship.

Award Amount: Up to $12,500 annually ($6,250 for tuition and $6,250 for on-campus housing). Eligible non-Missouri residents will also receive a full waiver of non-resident fees. The award is renewable for up to three additional years by maintaining a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and completing at least 30 credit hours per year. Recipeints are required to complete an average of 40 hours of community or campus service each year during the first three years to renew during the fourth year.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $50,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, December 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, December 1

Applications are available online on the Missouri State University (MSU) website. Students may apply online or download and complete a paper application. As part of the application, the student must write an essay (not to exceed two pages in length) consisting of a personal profile describing interests, academic goals, and career plans. Please note: The student must also apply for admission to MSU to be considered for this scholarship. Admissions information is available online on the MSU website at: www.missouristate.edu/admissions/applynow.htm. Please note: There is a $35 application fee. The student must submit transcripts and ACT/SAT scores to the admissions office. If the transcripts and scores were already submitted with the student's admissions application, it is not necessary to submit duplicates. Both the scholarship application and admissions application must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: Sean Kliethermes
Address: Office of Admissions 901 S. National Ave. Springfield, Missouri 65897

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