Missouri Resident Awards

State Awards

Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE)

MDHE awards a variety of grants and scholarships to students of all ages. Eligibility is based on many different factors, including financial need, academic achievement, civic involvement, athletic ability and other skills and interests.

Apply for state financial aid

Bright Flight

Missouri residents with qualifying ACT scores may be eligible for up to $3,000 Bright Flight award.

Learn more about the Bright Flight Program

Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program

Access Missouri is a need-based program for Missouri residents with an Expected Family Contribution from the FAFSA of 12,000 or less.  Students should try to complete the FAFSA by the Priority deadline for the  State, February 1st.

Learn more about Access Missouri

Advanced Placement Incentive Grant

If you achieve two grades of three or higher on Advanced Placement exams in the fields of math and science while attending a Missouri public high school, receive an award under the Access Missouri Student Financial Assistance Program or the A+ Scholarship Program in the academic year in which the Advanced Placement Incentive Grant is awarded and qualify for the Access Missouri or A+ Scholarship programs but have a calculated award amount of zero are eligible for the Advanced Placement Incentive Grant, you may be eligible.

Learn more about the Advanced Placement Incentive Grant

Public Service Officer or Employee’s Child Survivor Grant Program

Tuition assistance for certain public employees and family members of if employee is permanently and totally disabled or killed in the line of duty

View the Survivor Grant Program

Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant

The Fast Track grant is a financial aid program designed to assist adult learners pursuing a certificate or degree. When combined with other state and federal financial aid, the grant ensures that tuition and fees are fully covered for students.


  • 25 years or older or have not been enrolled at any school within the last two years
  • Pursuing your first bachelor’s degree (part-time or full-time)
  • Individuals making no more than $80,000 (joint filing) or $40,000 (any other tax status)
  • Missouri resident
View the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant

Wartime Veteran’s Survivors Grant Program

If you are a child or spouse of a veteran whose death or injury was a result of combat action, attributed to an illness contracted while serving in combat action or who became 80% disabled as a result of injuries or accidents sustained in combat action since 9/11, you may be eligible. The total number recipients any year is limited by statute to 25.

Learn more about the Wartime Veteran's Survivors Grant

Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation Awards

The Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation (MOSLF)

Provides innovative products and services to help Missouri students, particularly those with insufficient financial resources, to prepare for, enter into and successfully complete higher education at Missouri institutions.

View MOSLF awards

Missouri Family Education Loan Program (MOFELP)

An interest-free, fee-free private student loan program designed to provide a borrowing option for Missouri students who have financial need and may not meet the traditional credit requirements for private loans.

Complete the MOFELP application 

Finish Line Degree Completion Grant Program

The Finish Line Degree Completion Grant helps support students with past due balances and partners with UMKC resources to help students re-enroll and complete their degrees.

Learn more about the Finish Line Degree Completion Grant

Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship

The Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program, named in honor of Allan Walker Purdy, is designed to provide scholarships to emerging leaders who are outstanding students and who have a need for additional resources for higher education.

Learn more about the Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program

Access Extra Scholarship

The Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation’s Access Extra Scholarship is a private scholarship for students eligible for the Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program and who have a 27 or higher on the ACT.

Learn more about the Access Extra Scholarship

Financial Aid Director’s Choice Grant 

An emergency grant fund for students with urgent financial need that serves as a barrier to their educational success.

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University of Missouri Awards

UM MOST Scholarship

Qualifying students of families who have invested for college through Missouri's 529 Savings Plan (MOST) and who attend one of the University of Missouri four campuses may be eligible for $500 per academic year.

View the MOST application

UM Tuition Settlement Scholarship

If you attended one of four University of Missouri campuses — Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, St. Louis — during the period from Winter 1995 through Fall 2001, were a Missouri resident undergraduate student at the time of attendance and were least 16 years of age but under age 22 on the first day of class in at least one semester during this time, you may be eligible.

View the tuition settlement application