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The University has a list of Southeast, State, and External scholarships that could help you pay to finish your degree.
"Your free online portal to local & regional scholarship & interest-free loan programs. Scholarship Central's opportunities are for students who live in metro St. Louis (including Illinois), or the state of Missouri."
"The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good."
"Search more than 8,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities."
The National Board of Certified Counselors "strategy is to award scholarships to individuals pursuing careers as professional counselors who are affiliated with high-priority populations and commit to serving them after graduation. Capacity-building grants fund expansion efforts to increase mental health resources in rural and minority communities where access to mental health care is extremely limited. Scholars and Fellows participate in innovation training to expand effective practice in their communities."
"NASA internships & fellowships leverage NASA's unique missions & programs to enhance & increase the capability, diversity & size of the nation's future STEM workforce. Internships are available from high school to graduate level. Internships provide students with the opportunity to participate in either research or other experiential learning, under the guidance of a mentor at NASA."
Students are encouraged to apply for fellowships or grants from national, international, industrial or foundation sources.
"The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) is to increase diversity in the STEM workforce. Since 2003 IBP has connected underrepresented students with STEM funding & research opportunities, and has provided faculty & administrators with tools & resources to help promote the positive factors that keep underrepresented students on the STEM pathway into successful STEM careers. We design & implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, & careers, with special emphasis on diverse underrepresented groups. We believe that diversifying the STEM workforce is the best way to ensure our nation's economic vitality & solve global challenges."