Missouri State University

General and Departmental Scholarships

In addition to Missouri State University's Entering Freshman, Entering Transfer and Graduate scholarships, MSU offers a wide variety of general (non-departmental) and departmental scholarships from gifts established by donors to the university. To be considered for all university and donor funded scholarships, you must first be admitted to the University.

The Missouri State University General and Departmental Scholarship application is available each year beginning in early October for the following academic year and is used to award MSU donor funded scholarships only. The application is located in the Financial Aid section of My Missouri State (see steps 1-4 below). There is a priority deadline date of  March 1.  Although the application will be available on line until May 1, we strongly encourage you to apply by March 1 to be considered for the maximum number of donor funded scholarships.The awarding process will begin shortly after March 1.

Many of the scholarships require you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We recommend that you submit the FAFSA on or after January 1 and no later than March 1 each year.

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

To locate the application:

1. Log into My Missouri State (if you do not have a username and password, there is a "Get an account" link on the My Missouri State login page). You must be admitted to MSU in order to access your My Missouri State account.

2. Click on the Profile tab near the top of the My Missouri State page.

3. If you haven't already, you will need to complete the Online Financial Aid Agreement. The Financial Aid Agreement is located in the Other Information section on the Profile tab. Click on the Online Agreements link and then complete the Financial Aid Agreement.

4. Once the Financial Aid Agreement is complete, you can access the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by clicking on it in the Financial Aid section on the Profile tab. You can search and apply for donor funded scholarships with this application.   

*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. Please note that you will not be able to apply for scholarships with the Search Tool.

If you experience trouble with logging in or locating the application, please contact the Computer Services Help Desk at 417-836-5891.