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State Scholarships

If you are a Missouri resident and are looking for additional resources, you have come to the right place! Since scholarship criteria is determined by the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE), please visit the direct link to each scholarship’s full details on the MDHE website. There you will learn about the application and FAFSA deadlines, eligibility requirements, award amounts, renewal criteria, and how to apply.

Kids' Chance

This scholarship is available to the children of workers who were seriously injured or died in a work-related accident covered and compensated by workers' compensation. MDHE partners with Kids’ Chance, Inc. So, if you apply and are not selected for the state award, no additional application is needed to be considered for the private scholarship.

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Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program

This scholarship is available to minority students enrolled full time in one of several science-based majors. A full list of eligible majors and other pertinent criteria can be found using the link below.

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Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (Bright Flight)

Missouri residents who score in the top 3% on the ACT or SAT may be eligible for this award. Award amounts can vary depending on annually allocated state funding. Renewal depends on several factors, including meeting Southeast's policy for Satisfactory Academic Progress.

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Missouri Minority Teacher Education

This scholarship is available to minority, Missouri resident students interested in a teaching career and enrolled full time. This scholarship converts to a loan and the state's portion must be repaid if you do not remain enrolled in the teacher education program or if you do not teach in a Missouri public school for a minimum of five years.

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 Additional financial aid resources available to Missouri residents can be found here


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