Missouri State University

Department of Fasion and Interior Design

Scholarships and Financial Aid

As a student in the department of fashion and interior design, you have many opportunities to receive financial assistance to support your studies at Missouri State University. Below is information about scholarship opportunities specific to students in fashion and interior design.

You may also qualify for University scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid provides information about University scholarships, grants and loans. Most scholarships at Missouri State University, including those designated for fashion and interior design students, require the submission of a completed General and Departmental Scholarship Application. Details about additional materials required are included in the descriptions below.

All fashion and interior design scholarship applications should be mailed to:

Missouri State University
Department of Fashion and Interior Design
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield MO 65897

Paula Kindrick Hartsfield Family and Consumer Sciences Education Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount will vary depending on income generated by foundation account.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time student majoring in family and consumer sciences education. For freshmen, consideration should be given to high school academic performance and leadership. Sophomores or greater must have an overall GPA of 3.0.

Gertrude Altemiller Nelson Endowed Scholarship Fund

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time student majoring in family and consumer sciences. Consideration will be given to high school academic performance and leadership quality. Consideration will be given to those individuals with a C+ average or higher. Scholarship to be used for foods, sewing and homemaking areas within the department with recipients using their degree as a teacher, home demonstrator or county agent.

Jo Anne Booher Scholarship

Value

One scholarship valued at $200

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Selection criteria

Awarded to a junior or greater majoring in family and consumer sciences with an overall GPA of 3.0. Must me a student member of the Missouri Home Economics Association or American Home Economics Association.

Floy T. Burgess Scholarship

Value

One scholarship valued at $200

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Selection criteria

Awarded to a student graduating within two semesters of application with a specialization in an area of family and consumer sciences. There must be intent to continue with the profession, an overall GPA of 3.0 and a departmental GPA of 3.25.

Springfield Design Association Interior Design Scholarship

Value

Two scholarships valued at approximately $650 each.

Application

Applications must be received by April 6 and must include the following:

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Selection criteria

Awarded to a junior or senior majoring in interior design with an overall GPA of 2.5. Student must also have a 3.0 GPA in their major.

Springfield Home Builders Interior Design Scholarship

Value

Three scholarships valued at approximately $500 each.

Application

Applications must be received by April 6 and must include the following:

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Selection criteria

Awarded to a junior or senior majoring in interior design with an overall GPA of 2.5. Student must also have a 3.0 GPA in their major.

Association of Clothing and Textiles Scholarship

Value

One scholarship valued at $100

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a student majoring in clothing, textiles and merchandising that has completed at least 32 hours with an overall GPA of 3.0.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount will vary depending on income generated by foundation account.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Selection criteria

There are currently no requirements for this scholarship other than being a student that is seeking a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in family and consumer sciences.

Fashion and Interior Design Scholarships

Value

Scholarship amount will vary depending on income generated by foundation account.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Selection criteria

There are currently no requirements for this scholarship other than being a student that is seeking a degree in either fashion or interior design.

Jacquelyn Ledbetter-Freshman Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount will vary depending on income generated by foundation account.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time incoming freshman. Consideration given to high school academic performance and leadership, and must have taken one or more family and consumer sciences courses in high school.

Dr. Joyce J. Waldron Family and Consumer Sciences Education Scholarship

Value

One scholarship: amount will vary depending on income generated by foundation account.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Selection criteria

 Awarded annually to a full-time junior or greater majoring in family and consumer sciences education with an overall GPA of 2.7 and a GPA of 3.0 in their field of study. Graduate students may only be awarded if there are no qualified undergraduate applicants.

SEWINGPARTSONLINE.COM Community Design Scholarship

Value

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Selection criteria

A single $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student seeking an undergraduate degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design and/or Interior Design within the Fashion and Interior Design Department at Missouri State University.  The Recipient of this award will demonstrate financial need and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Students must submit an essay describing their design point of view/inspiration.  Students must also submit a sewing portfolio that includes three images of their sewing work.  The portfolio and essay must showcase a sophisticated mainstream style championed by SEWINGPARTSONLINE.COM and must embody the donor organization’s ideals.

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