The Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship

Scholarship information

The Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship is an innovative 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 (hereafter known as the Centennial Leaders Scholarship) is designed to recognize deserving students who exhibit outstanding leadership potential. If you are a student leader, active in your community and committed to success, we encourage you to apply for this one-of-a-kind scholarship program.

In addition to a monetary award, 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.

Applicants are required to be first time entering freshmen and rank in the top one-half of their graduating class (or have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA) combined with a minimum ACT of 20 or equivalent SAT of 950. The successful applicant will excel in 3 of 4 areas of student involvement: Leadership, Volunteerism, Performing Arts, or Athletics. This award cannot be held in conjunction with the Missouri State Board of Governors or Presidential Scholarships.

Centennial Scholars will receive a minimum $1,250 scholarship per year. For students with documented financial need, the annual scholarship amount will increase to $2,500. The Centennial Leaders Scholarship is renewable for one additional year (4 semesters total) for students who complete 24 Missouri State credit hours during their freshman year, attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete the Emerging Leaders Program and accompanying requirements.

To apply, complete the online application no later than December 1. 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 selected to attend interviews at Missouri State campus. The interview day will be Saturday, February 25, 2012. Twenty-four Centennial Scholars will be chosen from those interviewed.