Institutionally funded scholarships with renewal criteria are reviewed annually (end of spring for those starting enrollment in the fall and end of fall for those starting enrollment in the spring). MSU summer coursework (on campus or on-line) can be used for renewal to make up deficiencies if a student does not meet the renewal criteria. Dual credit and college coursework taken at another institution do not count toward MSU scholarship renewal.
If renewal criteria is not met, the scholarship will not be renewed for the upcoming academic year. Information about the Reinstate Scholarship policy can be found below the following chart.
|Scholarship||Credit Hour Completion Each Year||Cumulative MSU GPA||Other requirements|
|Presidential Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.50||120 service hours during the first three years (students entering spring 2020 and prior only)|
|University Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.25||120 service hours during the first three years (students entering spring 2020 and prior only)|
|Board of Governors Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.25||120 service hours during the first three years (students entering spring 2020 and prior only)|
|Provost Plus Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.25|
|Provost Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.25|
|Deans Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.25|
|Academic Excellence Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.25|
|Academic Distinction Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.25|
|Academic Achievement Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.25|
|Inclusive Excellence Scholarship||27 MSU credits||2.75||Successfully complete the Inclusive Excellence Program requirements|
|Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship||27 MSU credits||2.75||Successfully complete the Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Program requirements|
|A+ Recognition Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.25|
|Missouri State Promise Scholarship||27 MSU credits||2.75|
|Out-of-State Tuition Waiver/Midwest Student Exchange Waiver||27 MSU credits||3.00|
|Continue the Tradition Out-of-State Tuition Waiver||27 MSU credits||2.00|
|Missouri Community College Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.40|
|Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.25|
|Transfer Excellence Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.25|
|Transfer Academic Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.25|
|Diversity in Education Scholarship for Transfer Students||27 MSU credits||2.75|
|Transfer STEM Scholarship||27 MSU credits||3.00|
Students who fail to meet scholarship renewal criteria will not receive the scholarship for the following academic year (and will lose one year of scholarship eligibility) but may regain the scholarship for the second following year by completing the required annual MSU credits during that year, having the required cumulative MSU GPA (including all MSU courses) at the end of that year, and completing service hours (if applicable). This is not an automatic process; instead, students must complete and submit the Request to Reinstate Scholarship form and return it to the Office of Student Financial Aid no later than the first day of classes for the academic year for which they are requesting reinstatement.
If a student does not meet the renewal criteria, there are no provisions beyond the Scholarship Reinstatement policy listed above for reinstating a scholarship for future semesters. However, if problems occur due to some extenuating circumstance or medical emergency, students may appeal to the Scholarship Appeal Committee through the Office of Student Financial Aid with a letter explaining the situation, along with supporting documentation. Appeals are granted only in extreme circumstances beyond the student's control. If a student experiences other challenges throughout the year, such as difficulty with classes, time management, work or family responsibilities, or other co-curricular commitments, be aware that these are not considered extenuating circumstances. In these cases, it is important to consult with your academic advisor to determine feasibility of the MSU summer enrollment option and utilize MSU resources earlier in the semester to receive the guidance and assistance necessary to remain on track academically.
Scholarship enrollment and renewal standards
Helpful information on additional scholarship enrollment and renewal standards can be found on the Scholarship Enrollment and Renewal Standards website.