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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Our department offers a number of scholarships for students pursuing a military science minor. These scholarships are designed to support your studies at Missouri State, reward excellence in the classroom, aid students based on financial need and more.

Army ROTC scholarships

The Army ROTC Scholarship program is open to all qualified, full-time University students. Two four-year scholarships are awarded each year on a best-qualified basis. Students do not need to be enrolled in military science classes to compete. Army ROTC Scholarships pay full tuition, required fees and book costs (1,200/yr), plus a monthly tax-free stipend of $300-$500 for 10 months of each school year of the scholarship. Students who receive an Army ROTC Scholarship incur a military service obligation which is completed after graduation either in the active or reserve components of the U.S. Army.

Simultaneous Membership Program

Additional financial assistance is available if you decide to enroll in the Simultaneous Membership Program while pursuing your degree.

External financial aid

The U.S. Army offers competitive financial assistance to cadets in the Army ROTC as well. ROTC Bear Battalion cadets may also qualify for other external scholarships.

University scholarships

You may also qualify for additional University-wide scholarships or financial aid. The office of student financial aid provides information about University scholarships, grants and loans.

Rebecca Susan Finley Memorial Scholarship

Value

A single $1,500 scholarship will be awarded.  In years in which more than one exceptional applying candidate exists, at the discretion of the selection committee up to two $1,000 scholarships may be awarded.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time junior or senior student that is either a member of the military, a veteran, a member of the ROTC, or has had a parent that was a member of the military die in combat. The student must be a US citizen. The student must be seeking a degree in civil or electrical engineering, engineering physics, nursing, or related medical support field. The student must write an essay on their academic and career goals. The student must submit letters of recommendation from a professional engineer, nurse or health care professional, an engineering, nursing, or related medical support field professor or advisor, or a professor of military science. First preference will go to engineering students and student active or veterans in the military or ROTC. Second preference will go to individuals with parents killed in combat, nursing, and related medical support students.

Renewal criteria

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

Command Sergeant Major Billy Dean Perry Memorial Scholarship

Value

A single $2,000 scholarship will be awarded.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a graduate or undergraduate student who is an ROTC cadet.

Renewal criteria

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

Hurtado Family Scholarship

Value

Number of awards and value dependent on the availability of funding, but awards are generally for $500 - $1,000.

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.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a student seeking a major in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences with an overall GPA of 2.0 that demonstrates financial need. First preference will go to students involved in ROTC.

Renewal criteria

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