Missouri Residents

Bright Flight
This scholarship encourages top-ranking high school seniors to attend college in Missouri.  To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a composite score on the American College Testing Program (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in the top 3 percent of all Missouri students taking those tests,
  • Be a graduating high school senior who enrolls as a first-time, full-time student in an approved Missouri post secondary school,
  • Be a Missouri resident and a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen,
  • Not be pursuing a degree or certificate in theology or divinity,
  • Qualifying ACT or SAT composite score must be achieved by June test dates,
  • www.dhe.mo.gov/brightflight.shtml.

Missouri Garden Club
Deadline: March 1
Application is available online. Requirements:

  • Must be attending school full-time as defined by NGC,
  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 graded hours of classes,
  • Graduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 graded hours of classes,
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale),
  • Must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture,
  • Must be majoring in one of the following fields of study:

Landscape Design
Wildlife Science
Plant Pathology/Science
City (Rural & Urban) Planning
Habitat or Forest/Systems
Environmental Concerns (Management: Environmental, Horticulture Resource/Environmental Behavior)
Environmental Conservation (inc. Engineering, etc.)
Land Management and/or other related or allied subjects


Marguerite Ross Barnett
This scholarship was established for students who are employed while attending school part time.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be a Missouri resident and a United States citizen or an eligible non citizen,
  • Be enrolled at least half time but less than full time at a participating Missouri post secondary school,
  • Be employed and compensated for at least 20 hours per week,
  • Be 18 years or older,
  • Demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA,
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress,
  • Not be pursuing a degree or certificate in theology or divinity,
  • Be pursuing your first bachelor's degree,
  • Cannot have completed more than 150 credit hours,
  • www.dhe.mo.gov/rossbarnett.shtml,
  • Complete and submit an Employment Verification Form to the financial aid office at the Missouri school you attend or plan to attend.  Funds cannot be disbursed until your school has this form on file.

Missouri Travel Council Scholarship
In 2014, The Missouri Travel Council will offer two (2) $1000.00 scholarships payable to the institution of higher learning of the applicant’s choice.

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in an accredited college or university in the State of Missouri,
  • Applicant must be pursuing a hospitality related major such as hotel/restaurant management, parks and recreation, etc,
  • Applicant must be a current resident of the state of Missouri,
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale,
  • Applicant is required to submit at least one letter of recommendation,
  • Applicant is required to complete the Scholarship Application Form and submit to MTC office. Areas of interest include: Goals/Future Plans/Statement of Why You Are Pursuing A Career in Hospitality/Tourism Field; Community Involvement; Academic Activities/Achievement; and Hospitality/Tourism Related
  • Deadline for Submittals: Application and Letter(s) of Recommendation must be received at Missouri Travel Council office by March 1, 2014.
  • Winners will be notified by March 15, 2014.
  • Priority of selection criteria is as follows:
    Letter(s) of Recommendation – 10%; Goals/Plans – 20%; Community Involvement – 20%; Academic Activities/Achievement – 30%; Hospitality/Tourism Related Experience – 30%.
  • Applications may be obtained online.


Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program Scholarship

Deadline: June 1

Applications are available online at www.dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/muelp_0310_final.php..


  • Pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of the following areas of study: civil, chemical, mechanical, agricultural engineering, environmental engineering, geology, biology, wildlife management, planning, some aspect of natural resource management or a closely related field, environmental chemistry, environmental law enforcement,
  • Be a current Missouri resident,
  • Graduate of an accredited high school,
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or if enrolled in college, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale,
  • Enrolled as a full-time student (at least 12 hours per semester) in a Missouri post-secondary institution.
  • African Americans, Hispanic or Latino Americans, Native Americans and Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

Dr. Mary King Long Scholarship
Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an individual pursuing a career in a medically oriented field. Depending on the availability of funds, scholarship is $500 per student/semester (renewable) with multiple recipients.


  • Full-time student enrolled in a medically oriented program associated with an accredited college,
  • Resident of Taney or Stone County,
  • Demonstration of financial need as determined by FAFSA EFC Report,
  • Past recipients of the scholarship may re-apply for additional awards. To maintain eligibility, grades must be reported each grading period and an updated FAFSA EFC submitted annually,
  • Due dates: July 1st and December 1st. For renewal, grades must be provided at the end of each grading period.

Application can be found online at: www.cfozarks.org/scholarships/scholarships/view/178.

Jack J. Isgur Foundation

Online application found at: http://isgur.org


  • Missouri resident,
  • Interest in the field of education in Humanities, such as literature, philosophy, fine arts, music, art and poetry,
  • Junior level of college or above,
  • Plan to teach in the state of Missouri.

15-20 Awards, up to $2,000. Due date: May 15, 2014.

Southwest Missouri Public Relations Society of America’s
Dr. Joe McAdoo Memorial Scholarship 

The Southwest Missouri Public Relations Society of America (SWMO PRSA) is an organization that provides a friendly and active forum for sharing ideas and experiences among public relations professionals in the southwest Missouri area. 

Dr. Joe McAdoo was a founder and past president of the Public Relations Association of Springfield (which evolved into SWMO PRSA) and former chair of the Department of Communication at Drury University.  He was committed to fostering educational opportunities that maintain the distinction and integrity of the public relations profession. 

The scholarship fund is managed by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

The Scholarship:

  • One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year ($500 Fall/$500 Spring),
  • The recipient also may attend SWMO PRSA monthly membership meetings and our annual professional development seminar free-of-charge (a $150 value) during the academic year.


  • Applicants must be an undergraduate student beginning the junior or senior year or a graduate student pursuing a degree in communication, public relations or a closely related area,
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time (taking a least 12 credit hours per semester undergraduate, 9 hours graduate) at one of the following institutions:  College of the Ozarks, Drury University, Evangel University, Missouri State University, Missouri State University, or Southwest Baptist University,
  • Selection of the scholarship winner will be based on interest and involvement in communications, academic standing, and campus and/or community involvement. 

The Application Process:

Students applying for the Dr. Joe McAdoo Memorial Scholarship should submit the following application by Friday, March 1, 2014:

1)  a completed application form
2)  a copy of official sealed transcripts
3)  an updated resume (please emphasize items that highlight communication activities)
4)  a 500-600 word essay (typed, double-spaced) describing how the Dr. Joe McAdoo Memorial Scholarship will assist the student in achieving academic and career goals. 

Send application materials to: 

SWMO PRSA Scholarship Selection Committee
P.O. Box 4807
Springfield, MO  65808

Or send by email to Zach Rantz (zrantz@mail.nixa.k12.mo.us). 

For scholarship questions, contact Scholarship Chair Zach Rantz, zrantz@mail.nixa.k12.mo.us.

For more information about SWMO PRSA, visit www.swmoprsa.org.

KY3 is the leading television station in Springfield, Missouri. We have a keen interest in the excellence of broadcast education. KY3 has established this scholarship to encourage students of the highest caliber to enter broadcasting as a career and to seek the highest quality education in the field.

KY3 will be awarding two (2), thousand dollar scholarships ($1,000) for the 2013-2014 school year.

Application can be found online at: www.ky3.com/news/local/Apply-for-the-KY3-Broadcasting-Scholarship/21048998_31720224.


  • Be an Arkansas or Missouri resident, with a permanent address in one of the following Counties: ARKANSAS: Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Fulton, Marion and Newton MISSOURI: Barry, Benton, Camden, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Lawrence, Laclede, Oregon, Ozark, Polk, Pulaski, St. Clair, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, and Wright,
  • Attending a post-secondary institution (two or four-year college or vo-tech/trade school) during the 2010-11school year,
  • Enrolled in a broadcast or related curriculum, which provides training and expertise applicable to a broadcast operation. Broadcast related degrees may include, but are not limited to: Accounting, Communications, Engineering, Journalism, Mass Media and Marketing,
  • Enrolled in at least 12 hours each semester the scholarship is awarded,
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent,
  • Application Deadline: April 15.

C. Lawrence Leggett Scholarship and Missouri Insurance Education Foundation Scholarship
These scholarships are for a junior or senior student majoring in insurance or related field of study at a Missouri college or university.
Applicants must:

  • Be a Missouri resident,
  • Be a full time junior or senior student in the fall of 2013,
  • Be majoring in insurance or a related field with the intension of; working in insurance. Business, marketing, and accounting are considered as related field,
  • Must demonstrate scholarship—in the complete sense—consistent with capacity and circumstances. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5,
  • Preferences may be given to a student who demonstrates financial need. Also preference maybe given to students with experience with working in insurance,
  • Download an application form from mief.org,
  • Deadline for applications is March 2013 Applications postmarked after that date will not be considered.

Applicants must submit:

  • Completed typed application form (handwritten and/or incomplete applications will not be processed),
  • Letter of application addressed to the Scholarship Committee of the Missouri Insurance Education Foundation containing a brief explanation of career goals and biographical (background) information,
  • One (1) letters of recommendation from college professors or former employers supporting the application,
  • A complete college transcript,
  • A financial needs form only if you desire to demonstrate financial need.


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