Presidential Scholarship Application

Application process

The scholarship application consists of two parts:

  1. Address, contact and academic information, as well as a list of organizations and activities participated in and awards and honors received
  2. An essay consisting of a personal profile describing interests, academic goals and career plans

You should also make sure that you have submitted a 6th semester transcript showing your cumulative grade point average and your ACT or SAT score(s) to the Missouri State office of admissions by the Dec. 1 deadline. As long as the university has a transcript on file, it is not necessary to include a duplicate with the application for the scholarship. For detailed eligibility criteria, as well as other relevant scholarship policy and guidelines, please refer to our Scholarships for Freshmen page.

Based on submitted applications, finalists will be selected to attend on-campus interviews.

Ways to apply

You may apply online below.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Sean Kliethermes, Presidential Scholarship recruitment coordinator. He may be reached by calling 417-836-4353 or 800-492-7900, or by email at

Presidential Scholarship Application

Completing this application once will qualify you for consideration for the Presidential Scholarship.

Before completing the online application, we recommend that you review the required information in advance and have all materials ready to submit, as you must complete the application in one sitting.

You can fill in each field manually, or cut and paste the required information. However, most formatting will be lost if you cut and paste, although hard returns will be preserved.