Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship & Recognition Award

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Amount
Awarded

$21,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 30, 2021

Saturday
Awarded By:

Missouri State University

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Varies
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 as a full-time student 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 after 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.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to enroll at Missouri State University as incoming freshmen. Students must: rank in the top 50 percent of their class or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations. Students with disabilities and/or historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Application requirements for the Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship & Recognition Award are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Admissions application
  • Interview
Additional Information: The Multicultural Leadership Scholarship Program is designed to provide comprehensive support to students who demonstrate academic achievement and leadership in diverse organizations, environments, and leadership capacity for civic engagement and within the 21st century workplace. Students must be available to attend a scholarship interview day at Missouri State University in early 2019. Students selected to interview for the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship will also be considered for the Multicultural Leadership Recognition Award. The Multicultural Leadership Recognition Award 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 $4,000.

Award Amount: $4,000 per year, plus $1,000 per year for on-campus housing. Recipients will also have access to a $1,000 study away voucher. Total potential value over fours years is $21,000. Non-Missouri residents will also receive a full waiver of nonresident fees for fall and spring semesters.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $21,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, January 30, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, January 30, 2021

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 January 30. 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 January 30.
Contact: -
Address: 901 S. National Ave. Springfield, Missouri 65897

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