Students from Missouri may not know that there are a number of scholarships offered through the state and federal governments to help them reach their goal of pursing an advanced degree. In addition to scholarships offered at the governmental level, many individual colleges and universities offer their own scholarships to help Missouri students make education more affordable. See below for a list of Missouri scholarships.
Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program: This scholarship awards eligible students with up to $3,045 per year. In order to be eligible, students must be both a citizen of Missouri and the U.S. Only high school graduates who have at least a 3.0 grade point average will be considered. The award may be renewed provided that the student holds a college grade point average of at least a 2.5. Furthermore, students must plan to enroll of a full-time basis at one of the eligible Missouri colleges or universities. Only students who are pursuing a degree in engineering, biology, environmental chemistry or law, or a related degree are eligible. A full list of approved universities and majors can be found at this website: http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/muelp_0310_final.php.
Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship: This award is available to Missouri residents who demonstrate financial need and who work part-time. In order be be eligible, students must plan to enroll as an undergraduate student for somewhere between six to eleven credit hours at an approved college or university in Missouri. Students must work at least 20 hours per week, complete a FAFSA application, be pursuing any degree except theology or divinity, and not have received an undergraduate degree. The award can be renewed provided that the students maintains at least a 2.5 college grade point average. Additional information can be found at this website: http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/rossbarnett.php.
Public Service Officer or Employee’s Child Survivor Grant Program: this award is open pubic service officers who have become permanently disabled as a result of their service. It is also open to spouses and children of state employees who have been disabled or killed in the line of duty. In order to be eligible, the applicant must plan to enroll at an eligible college or university within the state on a full-time basis. Only children younger than 24 will be covered. Students must be residents of the U.S. and must live in Missouri. Additional information about this scholarships can be found here: http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/publicserviceofficer.php.
Minority Teaching Scholarship: This award is open to minority students who show academic promise and who pan to pursue a career as a teacher. Only students who are residents of both Missouri and the United States can apply. Students must be high school graduates who have ranked in the top quarter of their graduating class. Students must plan to enroll on a full-time basis at an eligible four-year institution in Missouri. Furthermore, students are required to take either the ACT or SAT score. The minimum score required will change from year to year, but currently a minimum score of a 24 on the ACT is required or a score of 1360 in the reading and math portion of the SAT.