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General and Departmental Scholarships

General and Departmental ScholarshipsDonor funded scholarships

Donor funded scholarships are privately donated funds that are given to Missouri State students each year. The funds come from private gifts to the University made by individuals, groups or companies. They are awarded to students based on a wide range of criteria: major, high school attended, outstanding academic achievement, leadership and/or financial need.

If you are not admitted to the University but would like to view the donor funded scholarships, the Search Tool will allow you to search available scholarships. You cannot apply for scholarships using the Search Tool.

Applying for these scholarships

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application no later than March 1. You must be admitted to MSU in order to access and complete this scholarship application.

Due to the variety of scholarship committees and number of applicants, you will be contacted only if you are selected for a scholarship.

Application deadline

The application is available each year around November 1 and the deadline is March 1.

Application instructions

The scholarship application requires that you be admitted to the University and create a My Missouri State account.

  1. Log in to My Missouri State
  2. Click on the Profile tab near the top of the My Missouri State page.
  3. Click on the Online Agreements link in the Other Information section on the Profile tab.
  4. Complete the Online Financial Aid Agreement.
  5. Click on the General and Departmental Scholarship Application link in the Financial Aid section in the Profile tab.
  6. Search for scholarships and complete the application by the March 1 deadline.
  7. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) between Jan. 1 and March 31.