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Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship Application

  • Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship Application

  • Inclusive Excellence Recognition Award

  • Diversity in Education

  • Inclusive Excellence 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 for fall and spring semesters. 

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

    Number available

    50

    Application

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

    Selection criteria

    Be admissible to the University by December 1 and have demonstrated academic achievement and a commitment to becoming a leader in an inclusive society.

    Recipients of this scholarship will be chosen by the Inclusive Excellence Scholarship Selection Committee. The goal of the committee will be to select a cohort of students each year who have a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences and who seek the opportunity to contribute to the University’s goal of creating a climate of inclusive excellence. Students will be selected based on their academic record, their combination of school, community, and family involvement and activities, and their demonstrated commitment to becoming a leader in an inclusive society.

    The Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship Selection Committee will review applicants and select candidates to be invited to an interview program held on the Missouri State campus. The recipients will be selected following the interview process.

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

    Renewal criteria

    Complete 27 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 Leadership Program.

    Inclusive Excellence 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).

  • Inclusive Excellence 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 for fall and spring semesters.

    Number available

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

    Application

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

    Selection criteria

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

    Renewal criteria

    Complete 27 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, and Missouri State Advantage scholarships up to a combined annual value of $3,500. Additionally, it can be combined with the Boys and Girls State Leadership Awards.

  • 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 for fall and spring semesters. 

    (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 Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship Application and apply for admission by December 1.

    Selection criteria

    Students must meet the criteria for the Inclusive Excellence 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 Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship interview program and thus will be considered also for that award and for the Inclusive Excellence Recognition Award.

    Renewal criteria

    Students must complete 27 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, and Missouri State Advantage scholarships up to a combined annual value of $3,500. Additionally, it can be combined with the Boys and Girls State Leadership Awards.

Application process

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

  1. Your address, contact and academic information, as well as a list of organizations and activities you have participated in and awards and honors received
  2. An essay outlining why you believe you are qualified for this scholarship relative to the criteria listed above and affirming your interest in and commitment to participating in the Inclusive Excellence Leadership program.

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.

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

Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship, Inclusive Excellence 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.

Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship Interview Day

Feb. 11, 2017

Deadline for 2016-17 passed

Thank you for your interest in the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship at Missouri State University. The deadline for the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year was December 1, 2015.

The application for the 2017-18 academic year will be available on this site beginning approximately September 1, 2016.

For more information contact:

Office of Admissions
admissions@missouristate.edu
417-836-3736 or toll free at 800-492-7900