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Top 53 Missouri Scholarships in March 2024

Written by Qiyam Stewart

Qiyam Stewart a former Scholarships360 writer who focuses on scholarships and financial aid. As an Admissions Fellow at Kenyon College, Qiyam has worked in the admissions office and interviewed prospective high school students applying to Kenyon. Qiyam currently attends Kenyon College as a Philosophy major and double concentration in Law & Society and African Diaspora Studies.

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Updated: March 3rd, 2024

Seeking Missouri scholarships? The following list is a great place to start, whether you are from Missouri or an out-of-state student lucky enough to attend college in the “Show-Me State.” We know you are here on a mission to find scholarships that match you, so we are going to “Show-you” a list so that you can start applying right away. Check out the following list of Missouri scholarship opportunities for students at every level of study!

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Bright Flight Program

Offered by Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development

Multiple awards worth up to $3,000
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development

Introducing the Bright Flight Program, a golden opportunity for Missouri residents who are high school seniors with exceptional ACT or SAT scores. This prestigious scholarship…Show More

Introducing the Bright Flight Program, a golden opportunity for Missouri residents who are high school seniors with exceptional ACT or SAT scores. This prestigious scholarship…Show More

Introducing the Bright Flight Program, a golden opportunity for Missouri residents who are high school seniors with exceptional ACT or SAT scores. This prestigious scholarship is exclusively for those who have achieved a composite score in the top 3 percent of all Missouri students or in the top 4th or 5th percentiles. If you're ready to embark on a full-time educational journey at a Missouri postsecondary institution, seize this chance to shine with the Bright Flight Program.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $3,000
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest

Offered by Regions Bank

4 awards worth $8,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Regions Bank

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year? If so, you may be eligible for the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest! Each quarter, the contest awards $8,000 to the top four (4) applicants who submit an essay (500 words or less) or a video (3 minutes or less) about how someone they know has (1) inspired them and (2) given them the confidence to achieve their goals. The scholarship is offered four times a year, with deadlines every March, June, September, and December. Bear in mind that applicants must also reside in a state with Regions Bank full-service branches to apply. To find out whether or not your state is eligible, keep on reading. If it is, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

4 awards worth $8,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Get Started

$40,000 BigFuture Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Youth Ambassador Mental Health Scholarship

Offered by NAMI Missouri

2 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by NAMI Missouri

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Missouri who believes in the importance that mental health plays in our lives? If so, consider applying…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Missouri who believes in the importance that mental health plays in our lives? If so, consider applying…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Missouri who believes in the importance that mental health plays in our lives? If so, consider applying for the Youth Ambassador Mental Health Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to two applicants who submit the best 500-700-word essays on "what mental health means to them." If you're a college-bound high school senior from Missouri who believes that mental health plays a significant role in our lives, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

2 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program

Offered by Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development

Multiple awards worth $300 - $2,850
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development

Access Missouri is a need-based program designed to be simple to understand, provide predictable, portable awards, and increase access to Missouri residents' preferred schools of…Show More

Access Missouri is a need-based program designed to be simple to understand, provide predictable, portable awards, and increase access to Missouri residents' preferred schools of…Show More

Access Missouri is a need-based program designed to be simple to understand, provide predictable, portable awards, and increase access to Missouri residents' preferred schools of choice. Applicants' financial eligibility is determined by their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Applicants must be Missouri residents enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at a participating Missouri institution with an EFC of $12,000 or less. Any field of study, barring theology or divinity, is eligible to receive this award. To apply for this scholarship, you must complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by April 1st. If you're a Missouri resident and undergraduate student looking for help funding your education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $300 - $2,850
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

2 awards worth up to $1,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Seniors & Graduate Students

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

The Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship will be granted to two United States citizens of Italian descent (must have at least one parent of Italian…Show More

The Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship will be granted to two United States citizens of Italian descent (must have at least one parent of Italian…Show More

The Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship will be granted to two United States citizens of Italian descent (must have at least one parent of Italian heritage). Applicants must be beginning a full-time accredited graduate studies program at a campus-based college or university in the United States. Documented and notarized proof may be requested by the selection committee if necessary. If you're a college student in the U.S. of Italian descent, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

2 awards worth up to $1,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Seniors & Graduate Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Senior

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

The Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship will be granted to a senior at a campus-based public or private college/university, an individual who holds a baccalaureate…Show More

The Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship will be granted to a senior at a campus-based public or private college/university, an individual who holds a baccalaureate…Show More

The Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship will be granted to a senior at a campus-based public or private college/university, an individual who holds a baccalaureate degree and will be pursuing a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy degree, or an individual who is currently enrolled in an accredited medical school within the United States. The candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian descent and pursue their study within the upcoming academic year. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Senior
Get Started

Theodore Mazza Scholarship

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

4 awards worth $1,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

The Theodore Mazza Scholarship annually awards $1,500 scholarships to four college-bound high school seniors who reside in or have a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from one…Show More

The Theodore Mazza Scholarship annually awards $1,500 scholarships to four college-bound high school seniors who reside in or have a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from one…Show More

The Theodore Mazza Scholarship annually awards $1,500 scholarships to four college-bound high school seniors who reside in or have a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from one of the following states: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, or Wisconsin. Applicants must plan on enrolling full-time in an accredited campus-based college/university program in the United States. The scholarships may be renewed for up to four years of an undergraduate program, allowing recipients to earn a total of $6,000 total over their undergraduate career. If you're a high school senior who resides in or has a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from an eligible state, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

4 awards worth $1,500
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

2 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

The Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship will be granted to two students attending an accredited campus based college or university in the United States. The…Show More

The Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship will be granted to two students attending an accredited campus based college or university in the United States. The…Show More

The Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship will be granted to two students attending an accredited campus based college or university in the United States. The purpose of the Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship is to acknowledge the author of an exceptional essay or short story about a positive Italian American experience. The candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian descent, having at least one parent of Italian ancestry. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

2 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

M.D. Jack Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Scholarship

Offered by American Legion Department of Missouri

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 20, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by American Legion Department of Missouri

The M.D. Jack Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Missouri residents who dream of becoming a Registered Nurse. This scholarship is…Show More

The M.D. Jack Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Missouri residents who dream of becoming a Registered Nurse. This scholarship is…Show More

The M.D. Jack Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Missouri residents who dream of becoming a Registered Nurse. This scholarship is specifically designed for descendants of veterans who have served at least 90 days on active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States and have an honorable discharge. A copy of the veteran's discharge or separation notice must be submitted with the application. The copy must show the date the veteran entered service and the date the veteran left service. If you meet these requirements, don't miss out on the chance to apply for this scholarship and kickstart your nursing career!Show Less

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 20, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship

Offered by American Legion Department of Missouri

2 awards worth $750
Deadline Apr 20, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by American Legion Department of Missouri

The Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship is open to those who are members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American…Show More

The Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship is open to those who are members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American…Show More

The Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship is open to those who are members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion, or a descendant of a veteran with at least 90 days of active service in the U.S. Armed Forces. To be eligible, applicants must be unmarried, under 21, and a resident of Missouri. The scholarship can be used for full-time enrollment in an accredited college or university. Don't miss out on this opportunity to honor a veteran and further your education!Show Less

2 awards worth $750
Deadline Apr 20, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship

Offered by American Legion Department of Missouri

3 awards worth $750
Deadline Apr 20, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

Offered by American Legion Department of Missouri

The Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is seeking descendants of veterans who have served 90 days on active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy,…Show More

The Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is seeking descendants of veterans who have served 90 days on active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy,…Show More

The Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is seeking descendants of veterans who have served 90 days on active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard of the United States, and have an honorable discharge. This scholarship is awarded annually to high school graduates in NEED of financial aid to attend a college/university. Applicants must be residents of Missouri and plan to major in education. Don't miss out on this opportunity to honor your veteran relative and pursue your educational dreams.Show Less

3 awards worth $750
Deadline Apr 20, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund

Multiple awards worth up to $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the legacy of Elaine Chapin by providing financial support to students impacted by multiple sclerosis, whether directly or…Show More

The Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the legacy of Elaine Chapin by providing financial support to students impacted by multiple sclerosis, whether directly or…Show More

The Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the legacy of Elaine Chapin by providing financial support to students impacted by multiple sclerosis, whether directly or as a family member. Applications are accepted from November 1st to April 30th, with scholarships up to $1,000 awarded to deserving students. To be eligible, applicants must be US citizens who are currently or will soon be enrolled in an accredited college, university, vocational, or technical school within 300 miles of Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund's St. Louis (Missouri) offices. Recipients will be chosen based on financial need, academic standing, and the impact of multiple sclerosis on their lives. If you're an eligible incoming or current post-secondary student whose life has been impacted by multiple sclerosis, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started
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How to win Missouri scholarships

Missouri is home to many unique features and landmarks, such as the Gateway Arch, delicious Kansas City barbecue, and the birthplace of Mark Twain. So, how can you win Missouri scholarships? Well, it’s quite simple! You should highlight these unique features of Missouri while connecting to your own unique passions. 

For example, you can highlight your aspiration to create architecture similar to the Gateway Arch. Doing so not only emphasizes your future goals, but also reveals your love and appreciation for the state of Missouri which should give you some brownie points with the scholarship selection committee. Thinking of majoring in English? What better way to show your passion than mentioning Mark Twain’s witty words of wisdom!

Scholarship application resources for applying to Missouri scholarships

Some Missouri scholarships will require you to write an essay about yourself. So in order to win these Missouri scholarships, view our Scholarships360 guides on how to write a 250 word essay, how to write a 500 word essay and How to start a scholarship essay (with examples).  Additionally, don’t forget to look over the ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships! This guide will help ensure you are adequately prepared to win Missouri scholarships! With the right approach and some luck, you can receive generous financial assistance to help you achieve success. 

Missouri student debt snapshot 

According to the Department of Education, in total, Missouri residents owe $29.5 billion in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe an average of $35,397 each (those numbers do not include private loans). Around 50.3% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. Scholarships help to reduce debt! Therefore, keep reading to learn about merit scholarships and Missouri scholarships available! 

Merit scholarships at Missouri colleges and universities

Missouri State University

  • Eligibility: Based on the admitted student’s high school GPA upon admission
  • Amount: $1,000 up to $15,000
  • Deadline: Varies

Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • Eligibility: Awarded when admitted into S&T and based on academic accomplishments and ACT/SAT scores
  • Amount: $2,500 up to $15,000 (varies based on residency and GPA/SAT/ACT scores)
  • Deadline: Varies

Southeast Missouri State University

  • Eligibility: Awarded based on a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent, athletic ability, leadership, participation in a specific campus activity, geography or financial need
  • Amount: $1,000 up to $10,000 
  • Deadline: Varies

Truman State University

  • Eligibility: Awarded to incoming students based on GPA and SAT/ACT scores
  • Amount: $2,000 up to $8,000
  • Deadline: Admittance to Truman State University

University of Missouri

  • Eligibility: Based on academic achievement, athletic skills, community service, financial need and special characteristics such as ethnicity, intended major and place of residence
  • Amount: $1,000 up to $21,500 (varies based on residency and GPA/SAT/ACT scores)
  • Deadline: Varies

Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

In-state tuition provides students with a lower cost compared to out-of-state tuition rates. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

Here are a few well-known Missouri universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

Missouri State University

  • In-state tuition: $8,604
  • Out-of-state tuition: $25,723

Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • In-state tuition: $13,000
  • Out-of-state tuition: $30,400

University of Missouri

  • In-state tuition: $14,122 – $17,722
  • Out-of-state tuition: $34,322 – $37,922

How do you get in-state tuition? 

It is clear that in-state tuition is a cheaper option when compared to out-of-state tuition for Missouri public universities. So, how do you qualify for in-state Missouri tuition? In order to qualify for in-state tuition in Missouri, you need to have established residency and domicile in Missouri. This includes living in Missouri for 12 consecutive months, receiving a reliable income in Missouri or having your parents live in Missouri. In addition, you can obtain a Missouri driver’s license or car registration to further prove your residency. However, the residency requirement may vary depending on the institution, so double check with your intended Missouri school about how to qualify for in-state tuition. 

Does Missouri have tuition reciprocity?

Missouri is a member of the Midwest Student Exchange Program which is a limited tuition reciprocity agreement among Midwestern States. This means that favorable college tuition rates in nearby states are typically offered to Missouri residents. However, some restrictions may apply so be sure to research your intended institution and its tuition reciprocity rules. 

Additional Missouri resources

FAFSA Guide

The FAFSA deadline in Missouri is April 1st of each year (it opens up October 1st). The priority deadline for aid is February 1st, so it is in your best interest to apply early. For help with the FAFSA, check out our FAFSA guide for step-by-step assistance.

Remember, the FAFSA is how students can access all sorts of need-based financial aid including grants, work study, and student loans.

Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development

The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development administers state grants and scholarships for a variety of students. Many of these opportunities are based on funding availability, so apply for that FAFSA early!

Keep reading

Women, high school seniors, and Black students can take advantage of specific scholarship opportunities. Some scholarships require essays and applications, but others are no-essay or easy to apply for scholarships. Remember, Scholarships360 is here to provide valuable resources and access to scholarships for students!

Frequently asked questions about Missouri scholarships

Do I need to be a Missouri resident to qualify for Missouri scholarships?

Many Missouri scholarships require that applicants be Missouri residents or attend a Missouri public university or college. However, there are some scholarships that are open to non-Missouri residents as well. Ultimately, make sure you are researching your scholarships and ensuring you fit the eligibility criteria for them.

What are the eligibility requirements for Missouri scholarships?

Eligibility requirements for Missouri scholarships vary depending on the specific scholarship. Common eligibility criteria can include residency status, academic achievement, financial need, field of study, specific demographic qualifications, and extracurricular involvement. It’s important to review the requirements for each specific scholarship to ensure that you fit the eligibility requirements.

How much money can I expect from Missouri scholarships?

The amount of money awarded from Missouri scholarships can vary widely. Some scholarships may provide a few hundred dollars, while others may cover full tuition. Ultimately, be sure to apply for as many scholarships as you can to get the largest sum possible!
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