Policy Regarding Applicability of Missouri State Scholarships to Education Abroad
Students receiving Missouri State scholarships may apply those scholarships (with the exception of out-of-state tuition waivers) to education abroad programs administered and/or approved by the university. Specific examples of such programs include the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), China and Germany.
A student eligible for a Missouri State scholarship for a given semester may apply the one semester value of that scholarship to the cost of an education abroad program for up to two semesters. The dollar value of the scholarship will be equivalent to the amount the student would receive if he or she remained on campus (i.e., the additional cost which may be incurred as part of an education abroad program will not increase the amount of the scholarship award). In the case of Presidential Scholars participating in Missouri State administered programs (with the exception of NSE Plan A) students will receive a stipend for room and board only if they lived on campus the semester prior to the education abroad experience. This stipend will be equal to the average cost of a suite style room with 19 meal plan.
Students who participate in education abroad programs not administered or approved through the Missouri State Office of Education Abroad will not be eligible to receive a Missouri State scholarship during the semester(s) for which they participate in the education abroad program.
All Missouri State scholarship programs are subject to semester limitations. Students should refer to their award letter for details. Semesters in which students apply their scholarships to approved education abroad programs will be counted as part of the total number of semesters for which students may receive an award. Students who participate in education abroad programs for which they may not receive Missouri State scholarships, will not have the semesters during which they participate in the education abroad program subtracted from their remaining scholarship eligibility.
Regarding scholarship renewal:
- Students participating in education abroad programs must meet credit hour requirements for the academic year within which their education abroad experience falls. Transfer credit awarded for courses completed during the education abroad program will be included in determining fulfillment of individual renewal requirements.
- All students participating in education abroad should be aware that, with the exception of the Missouri London Program, grades received during education abroad experiences will not be used in calculating cumulative GPA for scholarship renewal purposes.
- Students participating in the Missouri London Program should be aware that both hours completed and grades received will be considered for scholarship renewal purposes.
- After the completion of a education abroad experience, it is the student's responsibility to provide documentation of work completed and fulfillment of the credit hour policy before the onset of the semester immediately following the education abroad experience. In the event that transcripts are detained and can not be submitted prior to the beginning of the next semester, students should provide written documentation to the Office of Education Abroad attesting to the reasons they are unable to obtain proof of work completed, and the measures taken by the student to obtain said proof. Once these measures to document difficulties in providing proof of academic progress are completed, the scholarship will be extended in good faith for one semester. In the event that proof of work completed can not be produced or indicates that the student did not make satisfactory academic progress, the student's account will be billed for the amount of the scholarship awarded.