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Multicultural Leadership Scholarship Application

  • Multicultural Leadership Scholarship Application

  • Multicultural Leadership Recognition Award

  • Diversity in Education

  • Multicultural Leadership Scholarship

    Value

    $5,000 per year. Total potential value over four years: $20,000. Non-Missouri residents will also receive a full waiver of non-resident fees. 

    In addition to receiving the scholarship, recipients will participate in the Missouri State Inclusive Excellence program. 

    Number available

    50

    Application

    Complete the Missouri State Multicultural Leadership Scholarship Application and apply for admission by December 1.

    Selection criteria

    Rank in the upper one-half of their class (or 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale) at the end of the sixth semester and have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations.

    The Multicultural Leadership Scholarship Selection Committee will review applicants and select candidates to be invited to campus for interviews to be held on the Missouri State campus. Recipients will be selected following the interview process.

    Students selected to interview for the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship will also be considered for the Multicultural Leadership Recognition Award. Prospective education majors will also be considered for the Diversity in Education Scholarship.

    Renewal criteria

    Complete 24 Missouri State credit hours each academic year with a 2.75 cumulative Missouri State grade point average and maintain satisfactory participation in the Inclusive Excellence program.

    Multicultural Leadership Scholarship recipients who graduate in four years or less, meet renewal criteria their fourth year, and begin a Missouri State graduate program the semester following their graduation may receive this scholarship for their first year of graduate study (unless they receive a graduate assistantship).

  • Multicultural Leadership Recognition Award

    Value

    Up to $2,000 per year. Recipients who are non-Missouri residents will also receive a full waiver of out-of-state fees.

    Number available

    To be determined based on selection committee recommendation and available funding.

    Application

    Complete the Missouri State Multicultural Leadership Scholarship Application and apply for admission by December 1.

    Selection criteria

    Students who participate in the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship interview program but are not selected for that scholarship will be considered for the Multicultural Leadership Recognition Award.

    Renewal criteria

    Complete 24 Missouri State credit hours each academic year with a 2.75 grade point average.

    Additional information

    This scholarship can be combined with the Provost, Deans’, Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders, Missouri State Advantage, Boys/Girls State and Missouri State Leadership scholarships up to a combined annual value of $3,500.

  • Diversity in Education Scholarship

    Value

    $2,000 per year for first two years and $3,000 per year for years three and four. Recipients who are non-Missouri residents will also receive a full waiver of out-of-state fees. 

    (This scholarship can be combined with other scholarships listed here to a total of $4,500 for years three and four only.)

    Number available

    To be determined based on selection committee recommendation and available funding.

    Application

    Complete the Missouri State Multicultural Leadership Scholarship Application and apply for admission by December 1.

    Selection criteria

    Students must meet the criteria for the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship and must have declared a major that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Music Education degree.

    Students selected to be considered for this scholarship will be invited to participate in the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship interview program and thus will be considered also for that award and for the Multicultural Leadership Recognition Award.

    Renewal criteria

    Students must complete 24 credit hours at Missouri State University each academic year with a 2.75 cumulative Missouri State grade point average. Additionally, students must remain in a program leading to a teaching certificate. Students must be admitted to the teacher education program to receive the scholarship for years three and four.

    Additional information

    This scholarship can be combined with the Provost, Deans’, Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders, Missouri State Advantage, Boys/Girls State and Missouri State Leadership scholarships up to a combined annual value of $3,500.

Application process

The scholarship application for the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship consists of two parts:

  1. Your address, contact and academic information, as well as a list of organizations and activities participated you in and awards and honors received
  2. An essay which describes your academic achievement and leadership in diverse organizations, environments and activities

You should also make sure that you have submitted a transcript showing your class rank percentile (6th semester in high school) and your highest ACT or SAT score to the Missouri State office of admissions by the Dec. 1 deadline. As long as the university has a transcript on file, it is not necessary to include a duplicate with the application for the scholarship.

How to apply

You may apply for this scholarship online below or through a paper application.

Paper applications are available from the Multicultural Services office by calling 471-836-3736 or by emailing MulticulturalServices@missouristate.edu. You may also print a downloadable application.

Based on submitted applications, finalists will be selected for on-campus interviews.

Multicultural Leadership Scholarship, Recognition Award and Diversity in Education Scholarship Application

Completing this application once will qualify you for consideration for all of the scholarships listed above.

Before completing the online application, we recommend that you review the required information in advance and have all materials ready to submit, as you must complete the application in one sitting.

You can fill in each field manually or cut and paste the required information. However, most formatting will be lost if you cut and paste, although hard returns will be preserved. If you have a pre-prepared resume or specially-formatted essay, you are encouraged to submit a paper application.

Multicultural Leadership Scholarship Interview Day

Feb. 8, 2014

Deadline for 2014-15 passed

Thank you for your interest in the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship at Missouri State University. The deadline for the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year was December 1, 2013.

The application for the 2015-16 academic year will be available on this site beginning approximately September 1, 2014.

For more information contact:

Multicultural Services
MulticulturalServices@MissouriState.edu
417-836-3736