Scholarships and Financial Aid

The languages, cultures and religions department provides many scholarships. Below are the scholarships offered by our department. You may also qualify for additional university scholarships, including some MSU Annual Scholarships. The office of financial aid provides information about university scholarships, grants and loans.

Unless noted, all scholarships require at least the submission of the MSU Annual Scholarship Application by March 1. If additional application materials are required, the details are included within the scholarship’s description below.

Please know that the languages, cultures and religions scholarship committee may contact you for a personal interview.

College scholarships

In addition to departmental scholarships, there are also college scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students. These include:

  • Strong Family Graduate Scholarship
  • J.C. and Sara Young Scholarship

Community Foundation of the Ozarks scholarships

Along with scholarships at Missouri State, consider applying for the James P. Robinson Scholarship!

  • This scholarship (usually around $850-$1000) is available through the Community Foundation of the Ozarks scholarship portal.
  • In order to qualify, you must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and either have taken or be currently enrolled in REL 131 or REL 332, with 12 hours of college course work (3 hours in REL) completed.

Be sure to check out the other scholarships offered by the CFO that might be available to you!


MSU Foundation Scholarships

MSU Foundation Scholarships are made possible through private gifts to the University made by individuals, groups or companies. They are awarded to students each year based on a wide range of criteria: college, major/minor, high school attended, outstanding academic achievement, leadership, financial need, etc.

The Search Tool will allow you to view available scholarships. You may search using keywords or the category search filter option, however you cannot apply for scholarships using the Search Tool.

For more information, including how to apply for all Foundation Scholarship opportunities by the March 1 deadline, please visit the MSU Foundation Scholarships.