Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship Application

The Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship is a two-year scholarship program jointly funded by a generous donation from the Hutchens family and a matching contribution by the students at Missouri State.

The program is designed to recognize deserving students who exhibit outstanding leadership potential. The successful applicant will excel in three of the four areas of student involvement:

  • Leadership

  • Volunteerism

  • Performing arts

  • Athletics

Centennial Leaders Program

In addition to receiving scholarship money, Centennial Scholars will participate in the exclusive Missouri State sponsored Centennial Leaders Program and receive a specially commissioned commemorative medallion among other institutional benefits. During their two year commitment to the University, Centennial Scholars will enjoy special status as well as responsibilities.

How to apply

To apply, complete the online application no later than Jan. 30. Your scholarship application and your application for admission to Missouri State must be received by the deadline to be considered.

Based on submitted applications, finalists will be elected to attend interviews at Missouri State campus, with 24 Centennial Scholars chosen from those interviewed.

Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship


$1,250 per year or $2,500 for students with documented financial need. Renewable for one year.

In addition to receiving the scholarship, recipients will participate in the Centennial Leaders Program.

Number available



Complete the Missouri State Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship Application (only available online) and apply for admission by January 30. Students who wish to be considered for the $2,500 scholarship value must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1 and show financial need.

Selection criteria

Rank in the upper one-half of class (or have a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.00 scale) at the end of the sixth semester and have a minimum ACT score of 20 (SAT of 1030*). ACT or SAT scores taken during or before October of the senior year will be considered. Additionally, a successful applicant will excel in three of four areas of involvement: Leadership, Volunteerism, Performing Arts and Athletics.  

The Centennial Leaders Scholarship Selection Committee will choose candidates from among the qualified applicants who will be invited to an on-campus interview program. Finalists will be selected as a result of the interview process.

*SAT score reflects the sum of the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math portions of the SAT only.

Renewal criteria

Complete 27 Missouri State credit hours with a 2.75 cumulative Missouri State grade point average. Students must also participate in the Centennial Leaders Program. This scholarship is renewable for one year only.

Additional information

This scholarship can be combined with the Provost, Deans’, Inclusive Excellence Recognition Award, Diversity in Education, and Missouri State Advantage scholarships up to a combined value of $3,500. Additionally, it can be combined with the Boys and Girls State Leadership Awards.

Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship Application

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.

Deadline for 2018-19 passed

Thank you for your interest in the Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship at Missouri State University. The deadline for the Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship application for the 2018-19 academic year was January 30, 2018.

The application for the 2019-20 academic year will be available on this site beginning approximately September 1, 2018. 

For more information contact:

Office of Student Financial Aid
417-836-4432 or 800-283-4243