Missouri Scholarships

Missouri is often referred to as the Show Me State. Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Harry S Truman were both born in Missouri. The chief industries of the state include aerospace, transportation equipment, food processing, electrical equipment and agriculture. 

The state of Missouri is home to over 130 colleges, universities and trade schools. Some of the more well-known institutions include Missouri State University, University of Missouri, Saint Louis University and Truman State University. There is also a broad range of private schools, church universities, trade schools and junior colleges.

Both public and private scholarships are available in Missouri. Among the state-distributed grants and scholarships, there are funding opportunities for the top academic performers in the state. There are also career specific scholarships for those interested in studying in fields such as education, journalism and healthcare. Private scholarships are available for students pursuing educational instruction in subjects ranging from library science to aviation.

To learn more, follow the links below and explore all the possibilities of college scholarships in Missouri. 

Nolan Moore Memorial Education Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation’s main purpose is to support industry education, as well as offering scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in printing technology/management. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $180,000 in scholarships to students in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Scholarship amounts range from $500 (freshman) to $2,500 (seniors) per year and are based on the student's academic and non-academic accomplishments. Eligible students must attend an accredited printing management or technology program and have permanent residence in one of the four states (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri) served by PIA MidAmerica. Students must be pursuing a management or technology degree. Those who are interested in design, photography, or web-based careers will not be considered for the scholarship. The application deadline is March 1st of every year for the school year beginning in the fall.

Paul and Helen L. Grauer Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Number of Awards: 1 per year License Requirement: Any active Amateur Radio License Class Region: Resident of ARRL Midwest Division (IA, KS, MO, NE) Field of Study: Bachelor's degree or higher in electronics, communications, or related field Institution: Attending school in the Midwest Division

UMKC Herman Johnson African-American Scholarship

Qualifications: You MUST be a graduate of an accredited high school in the nine-county area You MUST be a current resident of Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, or Wyandotte County in Kansas; or Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, or Ray County in Missouri You MUST have maintained a non-weighted 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in high school. (Other GPA scales will be converted to its equivalent on a 4.0 scale.) If currently enrolled in college, you must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in ALL college work Scholarships are available to support baccalaureate-level study only. You must be able to document that you have a minimum of 24 credit hours to complete towards your bachelors degree. In addition, students in the combined BA/MD or PharmD programs, and those who have not yet completed the 90 undergraduate hours required for the BA/JD program are eligible to receive the scholarship for the undergraduate portion of their study only U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Central Missouri State University/Automotive Technology/SAE Engineering Scholarship

Student Eligibility: Incoming freshmen pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Automotive/Power Technology are eligible. Applicants must meet the following requirements: 25 ACT Composite, a 3.2 GPA, upper 15% of graduating class. Terms: One $1000 scholarship will be awarded at $500 per year for two years if a 3.5 grade point average is maintained.

KASF Scholarship - Midwestern Regional Chapter

Qualifications Undergraduate, graduate, and high school students enrolled full time during the scholarship application year. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). If extra funds are available, other students (non-Korean) may qualify for some scholarships. Qualifications for Scholarship Eligibility: Will be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Midwestern region states (Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Can demonstrate need for financial assistance. Your category depends on what your status will be during the school year, as follows: High School Sophomores & Juniors - Scholarships awarded based on achievement (not based on financial need). High School Seniors with plans to attend college in next school year - The chosen college must be within the Midwestern region. You must include a copy of your acceptance letter. College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors - The school you are attending must be within the Midwestern region. College Seniors - You must be planning to attend a graduate or professional school in the Midwestern region. You must submit a letter of acceptance from the graduate or professional school. Graduate Students - You must be continuing your studies in the next school year at a school within the Midwestern region.

Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Great Kansas City

The Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Greater Kansas City is offering educational scholarships to female college seniors and graduate students who are sorority members, graduated from high school from one of the Districts in the greater Kansas City area, and are attending Kansas or Missouri Universities or Colleges. The Kansas City area is defined as Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri, and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. Applicants must be a college senior or graduate student at the beginning of the NEXT academic year with at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average. Scholarships are limited to NPC Greek sorority members. Past recipients are not eligible to apply. All sorority women meeting these criteria will be considered.

Tractor Supply Company Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Applicant must complete financial analysis section of application and exhibit financial need. Resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin required. Recipients shall allow Tractor Supply Company to use photographs of themselves and their families in company advertising.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $3,000. Not guaranteed.

American Family Insurance Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in any major. One scholarship will be awarded to a member from Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.AWARD: Three scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Bank of the West Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agribusiness or agriculture. Must have demonstrated leadership qualities, exhibit financial need (low to moderate income) and reside within the immediate areas served by Bank of the West, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.AWARD: Eight scholarships at $3,000 each. Non-renewable.

Casey’s General Stores Inc. Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agricultural business/farm/food service/landscape/nursery/ranch or wildlife management, communications, economics, finance, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, power & equipment, conservation, plant or soil science, entomology, agricultural computer systems, agricultural public service or general agriculture with a career path in agriculture or agribusiness. Resident of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin required. Must exhibit strong leadership skills.AWARD: Three scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agronomy, crop science, agricultural communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, business management, economics, finance, sales, marketing, plant pathology/breeding/genetics, soil science or soil/water conservation. One scholarship will be awarded to resident of Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Two scholarships each will be awarded to residents of Iowa and Nebraska. Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale required.AWARD: 17 scholarships at $1,500 each, non-renewable

Fastline Publications Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing. Seventeen $1,000 scholarships to a member from Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina; Arkansas, Louisiana or Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; Pennsylvania or New York; Washington, Oregon or Idaho; Ohio; Oklahoma; Alabama, Georgia or Florida; Tennessee; Texas; Wisconsin. In addition, seven scholarships are available to FFA members pursuing a two-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing to the states of Kansas; Kentucky; Nebraska; Ohio; Oklahoma; Texas; Alabama, Georgia or Florida. Applicants must live on a family farm, exhibit strong leadership skills, financial need and demonstrate interest in managing a farm.AWARD: 24 scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

ILC Resources Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in animal, dairy or poultry science with a preference in poultry. Resident of Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri or Illinois (in that order) planning to attend Iowa State University, University of Nebraska, University of Minnesota, the University of Missouri, Kansas State University, University of Illinois (Urbana) or South Dakota State University. Minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale required.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,500 each, non-renewable

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management, communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and administration in agriculture. Resident of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming required. No more than one scholarship per state.AWARD: 10 scholarships at $2,000 each, non-renewable.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural engineering or agricultural science/technology. Resident of Alabama, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas or West Virginia required. Must have been active in extracurricular activities. Completion of the financial analysis section is required. If these major criteria are equal between potential applicants, those with the greatest financial need will be selected. Recipients shall allow Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. to publicize or advertise scholarship recipients’ names or likenesses and those of their families.AWARD: 10 scholarships at $2,500 each, non-renewable.

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

HSF/Hormel Scholarship

Program Description:The HSF/Hormel Scholarship Program is a scholarship of $2,500 awarded for applicants interested in a career in the food industry.In addition, interested students can apply to be considered for a paid internship. Eligibility Requirements: * Be of Hispanic heritage * Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) * Have a permanent address in one of the following Midwest states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin * Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale * Be a Junior with an intended graduation date between December and August * Be majoring in Accounting, Mechanical Engineering (includes Mechanical Technology), Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering/Technology (includes Industrial Management) Manufacturing Engineering, Business Administration (includes Operations), Management, Agriculture Science/Agronomy (includes Agriculture Engineering, Agribusiness, Ag Economics, Food Service), Computer Science, Information Technology (IT/MIS) (includes Computer Information Systems), Zoology (includes Animal Science), Marketing (includes Professional Selling), Hospitality Administration (includes Hotel/Restaurant Management) or related majors * Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Tony DiPardo Instrumental Music Foundation and Scholarship Fund

The Tony DiPardo Instrumental Music Foundation and Scholarship Fund was established in honor and memory of instrumental music leader Tony DiPardo to support students pursuing instrumental music education at the college or university level and also programs that enhance and encourage students’ appreciation for instrumental music. Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Tony DiPardo Instrumental Music Scholarship the student must meet the following criteria: Be graduating from a Greater Kansas City area high school and accepted to an accredited two or four-year college or university. Currently play a musical instrument and have an express interest in continuing instrumental music study at the college or university level. Have/maintain an academic GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applications are accepted year round. Students who believe they meet the above stated criteria and wish to be considered for a scholarship may submit a scholarship application online.

Gumdrop Books Librarian Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to those qualified individuals who are pursuing a masters of science degree that is related to library science. Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the scholarship, you must meet the following: Be a U.S. Citizen; Have been accepted into an accredited graduate studies program to pursue a masters degree in library science; and Have maintained a 2.5 GPA or above during undergraduate degree work. Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis and disbursed in August. The scholarship award will be co-payable to the academic institution attended and the student and must be used to pay for tuition and/or room and board associated with pursuit of a masters degree in library science. This scholarship is not renewable. Amount: $5,000 (U.S. dollars; dispersed in August; nonrenewable)

AgriLabs/Dennis Feary Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established to provide scholarships to students enrolled or entering college in pursuit of a two or four-year college degree in any field of study.Eligibility:Scholarships are available to employees and immediate family members of Agri Labs and its member/distributor network. A GPA of 2.5 and above must be maintained with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. This is an annual/non-renewable scholarship.

Scholarships only applicable for specific counties within this state