Honors Program and Scholarships
The Honors Program at Missouri Southern State University exists to encourage academic excellence by providing special opportunities and challenges for exceptional students.
Entrance into the program is by invitation. Because admission is selective and competitive, classes normally are smaller than regular classes, permitting Honors students to enjoy interaction with other outstanding students in an informal atmosphere conducive to exciting and challenging discussions. To be accepted to the Honors Program:
- ACT: 28 or SAT 1300 (CR + M) or
- 1930 (CR + M + Writing) or
- 3.5/4.0 GPA with the possibility of an Honors scholarship (full tuition paid).
To be eligible for Evans scholarship (tuition + room/board paid), the requirements are:
- ACT: 31 or
- SAT 1420 (CR + M) or
- 2100 (CR + M + Writing).
Both scholarships are not guaranteed but are awarded on a competitive basis as funding allows.
For more information, visit the Honors website.
To contact the Honors Department:
- Honors Office Secretary: 001-417- 625-3005 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Michael Howarth, Director: 001-417-625-9748 or email@example.com
- FAX: 001-417-625-3168
Eligibility: Presidential Scholarships are awarded directly to entering first-time freshmen by Missouri Southern on the basis of ACT composite score and class rank with an Admission Index number of 160 or higher.
Have your Official High School Transcript with ACT Score and Class rank sent to the International Admissions Office.
Contact the Scholarship Office at 417-625-3161 if your index number is 160 or above and you have not received a Presidential Scholarship acceptance certificate.
Value: $1,750 per academic year.
Eligibility: Excellence Scholarships are awarded directly to entering first-time freshmen by Missouri Southern on the basis of ACT composite score and class rank with an Admission Index number of 140 – 159. If your index number is 160 or higher, see section on Presidential Scholarship. Have your Official High School Transcript with ACT Score and class rank sent to the Admissions Office.
To verify receipt of your transcript, contact the International Admissions Office. Contact the Scholarship Office at 417-625-3161 if your index number is 140-159 and you have not received an Excellence Scholarship acceptance certificate.
Value: $1,300 per academic year.
Eligibility: Patron's Scholarships are open to any student attending Missouri Southern State University who shows scholastic ability or financial need. Application for Federal Aid is not required for a Patron Scholarship. These scholarships are issued on a yearly basis and recipients must enroll in and successfully complete 12 hours each semester with at least a 2.5 g.p.a. during the first semester and must earn a 3.0 g.p.a./semester each semester thereafter unless stated otherwise in the Donor's eligibility criteria.
Value: $50.00 to $2,500.00 per academic year.
Apply To: Scholarship Office by March 1st (late application will be considered). You may fill out the form online.
DEPARTMENTAL PERFORMANCE AWARDS
Departmental performing awards require the recipient to participate in the activities stipulated by the awarding department. These awards are on a competitive basis to students who qualify.
Applicants are required to submit a formal application and may be required to submit a portfolio of information or audition for the award.
Recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credit hours) and must meet the departmental required Grade Point Average (GPA) in order to reapply for the awards.
Applicants are not required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, however, they are encouraged to apply.
These awards are not available for the Summer Session unless approved by the Director of Student Financial Aid. Applications should be submitted to the department or the office specified.
For more information about specific departmental awards, visit: Learn more about Financial Aid Scholarships.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship: Requirements: Membership in PTK, 3.5 GPA and 42 transfer credit hours; 25 available awards per year Value: $2,000 per academic year ($1,000 per semester)
Board of Governor’s Transfer Scholarship: Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 42 transfer credit hours Value: $1,500 per academic year ($750 per semester)
University Academic Transfer Scholarship Requirements: 3.25 GPA and 42 transfer credit hours Value: $1,000 per academic year ($500 per semester)
Transfer Scholarship Requirements: 2.75 GPA and 24 transfer credit hours Value: $800 per academic year ($400 per semester)
Submit our easy online application for transfer scholarships here.