Inclusive Excellence Scholarship Application

Application process

The scholarship application for the Inclusive Excellence Scholarship consists of two parts:

  1. Your address, contact and academic information, as well as a list of organizations and activities you have participated in and awards and honors received.
  2. One essay.

You should also make sure that you have submitted a transcript showing your class rank percentile (6th semester in high school) and your highest ACT or SAT score to the Missouri State office of admissions by the January 30 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.

How to apply

You may apply for this scholarship online below.

Based on submitted applications, finalists will be selected and invited to an on-campus recognition event.

Inclusive Excellence Scholarship

The Inclusive Excellence Scholarship supports the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.  Students selected for this program will participate in a personal and leadership development program administered by the Office of Multicultural Services.

Value

$4,000 per year. Total potential value over four years:  $16,000.  Non-Missouri residents will also receive a full waiver of out-of-state tuition.

Number offered

100

Application

Submit the Inclusive Excellence Scholarship Application by January 30.  You must also have submitted an application for admission, required transcripts and test scores, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by that date.

Selection criteria

To be considered for this scholarship, you must have a demonstrated commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion.  You must also meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Be from a historically underrepresented group (including, but not limited to Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander/Desi American, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous (Native American, Alaskan, Hawaiian), Multiethnic, LGBTQ+)
  • Be from a low socio-economic background
  • Be a first-generation student (you are considered first-generation if neither of your parents has a bachelor’s degree)
  • Have a documented disability

Your academic performance and your record of school and community service will also be considered.

Students will be selected by a committee established by the Office of Multicultural Services.

Renewal criteria

Complete 27 MSU credit hours per year with a cumulative MSU GPA of 2.75 or higher and complete the requirements of the Inclusive Excellence Program established by the Office of Multicultural Services.


Inclusive Excellence Scholarship Application

Completing this application, being admitted to the University and submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid no later than January 30 will qualify you for consideration for this 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.

Inclusive Excellence Scholarship Recognition Day

TBD

General information

You must meet one or more of the following criteria (mark all that apply):

Academic criteria

Please provide either your ACT score, SAT score or both.

Please provide your class rank and class size and your cumulative GPA (must be at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale).

Involvement in organizations/community service

List organizations to which you belong, as well as community service you have performed. Include any offices held (if applicable) and appropriate dates. Please list:

  • Organization name/community service
  • Dates of membership
  • Offices held (dates in office)

Separate information by commas. Create a new line for each entry.

Example:

Pep club: Sept. 2016-present (Vice-president: Sept. 2016-May-2017; President: Sept. 2017-present)
Student council: Apr. 2016-Apr. 2018 (Treasurer: Apr. 2017-Apr. 2018)

2000 characters remaining.

Awards and honors

List awards and honors you have received, the organization giving each award, and appropriate dates. Create a new line for each entry.

2000 characters remaining.

Essay

The Inclusive Excellence Scholarship/Program supports the University's commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. This scholarship provides the opportunity for a cohort of students to participate in personal and leadership development program focused on cultural awareness. Recipients will work directly with the Office of Multicultural Services.

Tell us how your experiences will help contribute to the Inclusive Excellence Scholarship/Program and Missouri State University's commitment to diversity? Please provide your essay (no more than a 2,500 character count). We suggest that you use a word processing application to create your essay and then copy and paste it in to this form upon completion. Please note that most formatting will be lost, although hard returns will be preserved.

2500 characters remaining.