MSU Foundation Scholarships

Donor funded scholarships

Donor funded scholarships are privately donated funds that are given to Missouri State students each year. The funds come from private gifts to the University made by individuals, groups or companies. They are awarded to students based on a wide range of criteria: major, high school attended, outstanding academic achievement, leadership and/or financial need.

If you are not admitted to the University but would like to view the donor funded scholarships, the Search Tool will allow you to search available scholarships. You cannot apply for scholarships using the Search Tool.

Applying for these scholarships

Complete the MSU Foundation Annual Scholarship Application no later than March 1 for the following academic year. You must be admitted to MSU in order to access and complete this scholarship application. This one application will apply you toward nearly 1,000 different scholarships.

Application deadline

The application is available each year around November 1 and the deadline is March 1 for the following academic year.

Application instructions

The scholarship application requires that you be admitted to the university and create a My Missouri State account.

  1. Log into your My Missouri State account.
  2. Locate your “Financial Aid & Scholarships” card.
  3. Complete your Financial Aid e-Agree (if you have not already done so). 
  4. Select the MSU Foundation Scholarships link to complete and submit your application.

While not required to apply for MSU Foundation scholarships, all students who are able are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1.