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Support Scholarships

Make a gift today!
Your tax-deductible contribution provides for the scholarship needs of the students at Missouri Southern.

Delores Honey, Donor Relations  • 417.625.9696
Missouri Southern Foundation • Hearnes Hall Room 211 • 3950 E. Newman Road • Joplin, MO 64801-1595

Scholarship opportunities:

  • Endowed Scholarships — For $10,000, you can create a scholarship which lives on in perpetuity, with endowment earnings funding scholarships each year.
  • Annual Scholarships — For $500 per year over 3 years, you can create a scholarship in which the principal is spent each year with the opportunity for the donor to renew again in years ahead.
  • Honorary/Memorial Scholarships — You can name any scholarship in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one.
  • Need or Performance Based — You can offer a scholarship to assist students with financial need or reward students whose performance excels. You can offer a scholarship to students generally or within a specific discipline. Please contact the Foundation office to discuss criteria.

Why sponsor a scholarship?

  • 96 percent of MSSU students received some form of financial aid in order to help pay for their education in 2009.
  • Fees for an in-state student living on-campus can run upwards of $10,000 per academic year. Out-of-state students can pay upwards of $15,000 per academic year.
  • Undergraduates in Missouri carried an average student loan debt of $21,360 in 2009.

MSSU Scholarship Facts

  • Over the past 20 years, we have helped 3,670 students succeed with your donations in the amount of $6,340,508
  • The average award of scholarships and financial aid was more than $7,547 per student.
  • The Missouri Southern Foundation currently provides 173 scholarships to 371 students.
  • Scholarships directly help students by paying for educational costs and keeping loan debt down.
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