Who receives scholarships?

Scholarships are awarded each year to students who demonstrate qualities such as, but not limited to, outstanding academic achievement, leadership involvement and financial need. The funds come from multiple sources and do not have to be repaid.

Institutional Scholarships

For those who were unable to renew their institutional scholarship but wish to appeal their fund termination, please complete and submit the Institutional Scholarship Appeal form.

Some students may wish to place their institutional scholarship on hold in order to participate in internships, for life-enriching experiences, or due to extenuating circumstances beyond their ability to control. To request a hold be placed on your institutional scholarship, please complete this online form.

Types of scholarships

The first step to be considered for scholarships is to be admitted to Missouri State. We encourage you to begin the admission process shortly after you complete your junior year of high school or two semesters prior to entering Missouri State, if you are a transfer student.

MSU institutionally funded scholarships

A variety of scholarships are offered through Missouri State University. Some of our scholarships are automatic, but others require a separate application. Institutionally funded scholarships are available for:

MSU donor funded scholarships

Privately donated funds are given each year to Missouri State students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership and/or financial need. The funds come from private gifts to the University by individuals, groups or companies. To apply for these scholarships, you must be admitted to the University and complete the online MSU Foundation Annual Scholarship Application.

Outside scholarships

Many organizations outside the University award scholarships each year. The list below is a sampling of reputable online scholarship search engines: