Scholarships and Financial Aid

Funding your future

The Biomedical Sciences Department provides many opportunities for you to receive financial assistance to support your studies at Missouri State University. Some of the departmental scholarships are offered to students in a specific program.

Unless noted, all scholarships require at least the submission of the MSU Annual Scholarship Application by March 1. Additional application materials are required; the details are included in each scholarship description.

You may also qualify for additional University scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid provides information about University scholarships, grants and loans. For more information concerning tuition and costs visit the Tuition, Costs and Fees page. The financial aid website can also offer students convenient payment options.

Additional aid for graduate students

In addition to scholarships, graduate students should consider graduate assistantships, which provide valuable financial support and professional skills.

Biomedical Sciences Department Founders Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student admitted to a degree program within the Biomedical Sciences Department. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5, and be an active member of the Student Society of Cell and Molecular Biology. The student must have at least 9 hours of BMS and/or CHM classes completed at Missouri State University (which will be confirmed independently of the Scholarship Manager system by the Scholarship Selection Committee). Student must have a documented interest in biomedical sciences, and submit a 250 word essay on how a BMS scholarship will help them achieve their goals in the field.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Crystal Evans Pummill Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding, but awards are usually $300.

Application

Complete the MSU Annual Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to the full-time senior Dietetics major graduating within the academic year with the highest overall GPA.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Dr. Bart Kuhns DNAP Fund

Selection criteria

The recipient of this award shall be: a non-traditional student properly enrolled in Missouri State's School of Anesthesia, Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program, also known as DNAP. A non-traditional student being defined as a working, married, parent or 22+ years of age. Student must provide a one-page essay of how this award will be beneficial during their second semester of this program.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Silva Scholarship

The Silva Scholarship was established in 2019 by John Silva, an MSU School of Anesthesia alumnus, and is presented annually to a MSU School of Anesthesia student.

Selection criteria

The recipient of this award must be a second year student at Missouri State and show exemplary clinical skills.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

The Crabtree Family Nurse Anesthetist Scholarship

Selection criteria

The recipient of this award will be a full-time student properly enrolled at Missouri State in the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program. The recipient must also have an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Wade Shipman Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Wade Shipman Scholarship fund was established in 2015 and is distributed by a scholarship board/advisory council including the Shipman family, MSU Anesthesia representatives, and Mercy Anesthesia representatives in conjunction with Mercy Foundation.

Value

$1,000

Application

Complete the MSU Annual Scholarship Application by March 1.

Funding

The pledge form for this scholarship can be found online at WadeShipman.com. All donations are 100% tax deductible, and 100% of the contributions go to the fund.

Selection criteria

The recipient of this award must meet these three criteria:

  1. Retaining a good academic status with a GPA of at least 2.00 in Missouri State's School of Anesthesia.
  2. Currently in the 2nd or 3rd year of the clinical phase of the program.
  3. Excellent performance in all clinical aspects of the program, as acknowledged by the program director.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed.