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Presidential Scholarship

Financial Aid


Presidential Scholarships are awarded directly to entering first-time freshmen within the 1st year after high school graduation by Missouri Southern on the basis of ACT composite score, high school GPA and class rank with an Admission Index number of 160 or higher. Please see the Admission Selection Index Calculator at the bottom of this page to figure your index number. Your official high school transcript with ACT score, class rank, and GPA needs to be sent to the Admissions Office. When you apply for Admissions, you automatically apply for this scholarship. To verify receipt of your transcript, contact the Admissions Office at 417-625-3098 or 417-625-9378. If your index number is 160 or higher and you have not received a Presidential Scholarship acceptance certificate, please contact the Scholarship Office at 417-625-3161.


$1750 per academic year.


This scholarship is renewable up to 8 consecutive semesters with enrollment in at least 12 credit hours at MSSU per semester. Students must complete 24 credit hours for the fall and spring semesters with a 3.0 Cumulative GPA at the end of the Spring semester. If no credit is completed for the Fall semester, the student will lose the scholarship for the Spring semester. If Spring is the first semester, the student must complete at least 12 credit hours with at least a 3.0 Cumulative GPA.

This scholarship is for fall and spring semester only, and is not applicable during summer semesters.

Additional Requirements:

Presidential and Excellence Eligibility Calculator

First time freshman may use this calculator to determine if they are eligible for a Presidential or Excellence academic scholarship. Please fill in the following information and click 'Calculate'.  This information may be obtained from your high school transcript.

* This calculator is provided for your convenience and does not guarantee a scholarship 
* Home Schooled students and GED's will be evaluated individually using ACT scores and GED certificates.
Highest Composite ACT Score(01 to 36):
Class rank(1 to Class size):
Class size(1 to 9999):
GPA(0.00 to 4.00):


*All scholarships are subject to change without notice and are subject to review by the scholarship committee upon receipt of funds and authorization by the Board of Governors.