Scholarship Renewal Requirements

Institutionally funded scholarships with renewal criteria are reviewed annually (end of spring for those starting enrollment in the fall and end of fall for those starting enrollment in the spring). MSU summer coursework (on campus or on-line) can be used for renewal to make up deficiencies if a student does not meet the renewal criteria. Dual credit and college coursework taken at another institution do not count toward MSU scholarship renewal.

If renewal criteria is not met, the scholarship will not be renewed for the upcoming academic year. Information about the Reinstate Scholarship policy can be found below the following chart.

Scholarship Credit Hour Completion Each Year Cumulative MSU GPA Other requirements
Presidential Scholarship 27 MSU credits 3.50 120 service hours during the first three years (students entering spring 2020 and prior only)
University Scholarship 27 MSU credits 3.25 120 service hours during the first three years (students entering spring 2020 and prior only)
Board of Governors Scholarship 27 MSU credits 3.25 120 service hours during the first three years (students entering spring 2020 and prior only)
Provost Plus Scholarship 27 MSU credits 3.25  
Provost Scholarship 27 MSU credits 3.25  
Deans Scholarship 27 MSU credits 3.25  
Inclusive Excellence Scholarship 27 MSU credits 2.75 Successfully complete the Inclusive Excellence Program requirements
Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship 27 MSU credits 2.75 Successfully complete the Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Program requirements
A+ Recognition Scholarship 27 MSU credits 3.25  
Missouri State Promise Scholarship 27 MSU credits 2.75  
Out-of-State Tuition Waiver/Midwest Student Exchange Waiver 27 MSU credits 3.00  
Continue the Tradition Out-of-State Tuition Waiver 27 MSU credits 2.00  
Missouri Community College Scholarship 27 MSU credits 3.40  
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship 27 MSU credits 3.25  
Transfer Excellence Scholarship 27 MSU credits 3.25  
Transfer Academic Scholarship 27 MSU credits 3.25  
Diversity in Education Scholarship for Transfer Students 27 MSU credits 2.75  
Transfer STEM Scholarship 27 MSU credits 3.00  

Scholarship reinstatement

Students who fail to meet scholarship renewal criteria will not receive the scholarship for the following academic year (and will lose one year of scholarship eligibility) but may regain the scholarship for the second following year by completing the required annual MSU credits during that year, having the required cumulative MSU GPA (including all MSU courses) at the end of that year, and completing service hours (if applicable). This is not an automatic process; instead, students must complete and submit the Request to Reinstate Scholarship form and return it to the Office of Student Financial Aid no later than the first day of classes for the academic year for which they are requesting reinstatement.

Scholarship appeals

If a student does not meet the renewal criteria, there are no provisions beyond the Scholarship Reinstatement policy listed above for reinstating a scholarship for future semesters. However, if problems occur due to some extenuating circumstance or medical emergency, students may appeal to the Scholarship Appeal Committee through the Office of Student Financial Aid with a letter explaining the situation, along with supporting documentation. Appeals are granted only in extreme circumstances beyond the student's control. If a student experiences other challenges throughout the year, such as difficulty with classes, time management, work or family responsibilities, or other co-curricular commitments, be aware that these are not considered extenuating circumstances. In these cases, it is important to consult with your academic advisor to determine feasibility of the MSU summer enrollment option and utilize MSU resources earlier in the semester to receive the guidance and assistance necessary to remain on track academically.

Scholarship enrollment and renewal standards

Helpful information on additional scholarship enrollment and renewal standards can be found on the Scholarship Enrollment and Renewal Standards website.