Strong Family Graduate Scholarship

The Strong Family Graduate Scholarship

The Strong Family Graduate Scholarship will be awarded annually to first-year graduate students who:

  • already are admitted into a graduate program in the College of Humanities and Public Affairs
  • have a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 in undergraduate course work
  • are enrolled in nine hours in the fall and the spring semester 2020-2021
  • submit two letters of recommendation from undergraduate professors
  • submit a one page personal statement outlining experiences and career goals

Several awards will be made without regard for financial need. Those who receive a Graduate Assistantship CAN NOT also receive the Strong Family Graduate Scholarship.

1) Name _____________________________________________________________________________

2) Birthdate ______________________________________ Female __________ Male __________

3) Address ___________________________________________________________________________


Phone (_____)________________________________________________________________________

4) Email address ____________________________________________________________________________

5) Which graduate program? __________________________________________________________________

I consent to the release of the information provided for the purpose of evaluation by the CHPA Scholarship Committee or their appointed representatives.

Signature: _____________________________________________ Date: _________________________

Return application to the CHPA Dean's Office, Strong Hall 207, Missouri State University, 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897, by April 13, 2020.

University non-discrimination statement

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, JillPatterson@missouristate.edu417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)