Scholarships for Entering Transfer Students Admitted Summer 2020 and Beyond

This policy describes scholarships available to transfer students who enroll at MSU-Springfield during or following the summer semester of 2020. Students admitted for previous semesters should visit the How Do I Keep My Financial Aid page.

Review scholarships available to students who enter in fall 2019 or spring 2020.

General transfer scholarship policies

To qualify, students must:

  • Be transfer students from community colleges in the United States or MSU-West Plains.
    (This requirement does not apply to the Out-of-State Tuition Waiver or Continue the Tradition Fee Waiver.)
  • Earn qualifying transfer credits and degrees following high school graduation and prior to enrollment at MSU.
  • Not have enrolled at another four-year college or university following graduation from high school.
    (This requirement does not apply to the Out-of-State Tuition Waiver or Continue the Tradition Fee Waiver.)
  • Apply for admission by the deadline specified for each scholarship and be admitted.
  • Enroll at MSU the semester after leaving the other college.
  • Be enrolled full-time at MSU.
  • Be lawfully present in the United States.

All scholarships can be renewed for two years beyond the first year (6 semesters in total). Scholarship Enrollment and Renewal Standards also apply to recipients of transfer scholarships.

Note for transfer students from MSU-West Plains

Selected MSU-West Plains scholarships (i.e., Board of Governors, Chancellor’s, and Deans) offered by the West Plains campus are transferable to the Springfield campus by students who meet West Plains renewal criteria. Students will receive the Springfield campus value for the corresponding scholarship (Board of Governors, Provost, and Deans, respectively). These scholarships cannot be combined with other MSU transfer scholarships. Students who qualify for other transfer scholarships with a greater value will receive those scholarships instead.

Transfer Excellence Scholarship

Value

$2,500 per year

Application

Apply for admission by June 1 for students entering in the summer or fall semesters or by December 1 for students entering in the spring semester. Qualified students who have not completed an associate’s degree as of the time they apply will initially be awarded the Transfer Academic. Their scholarships will be upgraded to the Transfer Excellence when transcripts showing the associate’s degree have been received.

Selection criteria

Students must complete an associate’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

General transfer scholarship policies (above) also apply.

Renewal criteria

Renewable for two years for students who successfully complete 27 hours at MSU each academic year with a cumulative MSU grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

Additional information

This scholarship can be combined with the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship and the Out-of-State Tuition Waiver.

Transfer Academic Scholarship

Value

$1,500 per year

Application

Apply for admission by June 1 for students entering in the summer or fall semesters or by December 1 for students entering in the spring semester.

Selection criteria

Students must either have completed (or must complete prior to their first semester at MSU) at least 24 transferable credit hours at the community college with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

General transfer scholarship policies (above) also apply.

Renewal criteria

Renewable for two years for students who successfully complete 27 hours each academic year at MSU with a cumulative MSU grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

Additional information

This scholarship can be combined with the PTK Scholarship and the Out-of-State Tuition Waiver.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Value

$500 per year

Application

Apply for admission and complete the PTK Scholarship Application by June 1 for students entering in the summer or fall semesters or by December 1 for students entering in the spring semester.

Selection criteria

Students must be active members of Phi Theta Kappa. An active member is defined as one who actively participated in PTK meetings and events prior to the application deadline.

General transfer scholarship policies (above) also apply.

Renewal criteria

Renewable for two years for students who successfully complete 27 hours each academic year at MSU with a cumulative MSU grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

Additional information

This scholarship can be combined with the Transfer Academic Scholarship and Transfer Excellence Scholarship and the Out-of-State Tuition Waiver.

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver

Value

A full waiver of non-resident tuition for fall and spring semesters (current annual value is approximately $8,310 annually for a student taking 30 credit hours).

Application

Eligible students will be identified based on application for admission and college transcripts. No additional application is required.

Selection criteria

Students must be classified as non-residents of Missouri for fee purposes and must have completed at least 24 hours with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

General transfer scholarship policies (above) also apply.

Renewal criteria

Renewable for two years for students who successfully complete 27 MSU credit hours each academic year with a cumulative MSU grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

Additional information

This waiver can be combined with any of the other transfer scholarships that do not already provide a waiver of out-of-state tuition.

Continue the Tradition Out-of-State Fee Waiver

Value

A full waiver of non-resident tuition for fall and spring semesters (current annual value is approximately $8,310 annually for a student taking 30 credit hours).

Application

Apply for admission and submit the Continue the Tradition Application.

Selection criteria

Recipients must be the child or grandchild of an MSU graduate (bachelor’s degree or higher) and classified as non-residents for fee purposes.

General transfer scholarship policies (above) also apply.

Renewal criteria

Successfully complete 27 hours at MSU each academic year and maintain satisfactory academic progress. This waiver can be renewed for as long as students  remain continuously enrolled.

Additional information

This waiver can be combined with any of the transfer scholarships that do not already provide a waiver of out-of-state tuition.

MSU donor funded scholarships

These scholarships are gifts to the university made by individuals, groups or organizations and awarded to Missouri State students each year. Access MSU annual scholarship information.