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Legacy Scholarship


The Legacy Scholarship is designed to award students who are continuing their family’s legacy at Missouri Southern State University.

Students who meet the following requirements are invited to apply:

  • Degree Seeking Undergraduate Student
  • Enrolled Full-time (12 or more hours)
  • Has not previously been awarded the Legacy Scholarship
  • Have a least 1 legacy family member

Family members include those immediate and non-immediate (ex: Aunt/Uncle, Great Grandparent, etc.)

The Legacy Scholarship is a one-time $500 scholarship awarded to 20 students each fall. Recipients will be selected based on the number of legacy family members, their involvement in student organizations, and their response to the question: What does being an MSSU Lion mean to you? Essays must be submitted in a Word document or PDF format and shall not be AI-generated. If essays do not meet these requirements, they will not be considered during the scholarship awarding process.

Thank you for taking the time to submit your application. All scholarships for the 2024 - 2025 academic year have been awarded. Please check back on January 6, 2025, for the Legacy Scholarship application information.