Scholarships and Financial Aid

As a student in the department of merchandising and fashion design you have many opportunities to receive financial assistance to support your studies at Missouri State University. Below is information about scholarship opportunities specific to students in fashion.

You may also qualify for University scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid provides information about University scholarships, grants and loans. Most scholarships at Missouri State University, including those designated for fashion and interior design students, require the submission of a completed General and Departmental Scholarship Application. Details about additional materials required are included in the descriptions below.

All fashion scholarship applications should be mailed to:

Missouri State University
Department of Merchandising and Fashion Design 
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield MO 65897

Association of Clothing and Textiles Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a student majoring in clothing, textiles and merchandising that has completed at least 32 hours with an overall GPA of 3.0.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Fashion and Interior Design Scholarships

Selection criteria

There are currently no requirements for this scholarship other than being a student that is seeking a degree in either fashion or interior design.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

SEWINGPARTSONLINE.COM Community Design Scholarship

Selection criteria

A single $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student seeking an undergraduate degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design and/or Interior Design within the Fashion and Interior Design Department at Missouri State University.  The Recipient of this award will demonstrate financial need and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Students must submit an essay describing their design point of view/inspiration.  Students must also submit a sewing portfolio that includes three images of their sewing work.  The portfolio and essay must showcase a sophisticated mainstream style championed by SEWINGPARTSONLINE.COM and must embody the donor organization’s ideals.

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Renewal criteria

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