For a full listing of scholarships, criteria, and renewability guidelines, please visit the Financial Aid page.
Freshman Scholarships (Automatic)
|President's||26 ACT and a 3.50 GPA||$3,600|
|Governors'||23 ACT and a 3.00 GPA||$2,600||Deans'||20 ACT and a 3.00 GPA||$1,000|
HONORS STUDENTS: Students who have a 27 ACT and a 3.5 GPA should apply for the competitive Golden Griffon Scholarship worth $7,500 annually. For more info, go to the Honors Program website.
Out-of-State Scholarships (Automatic)
Wait: Did you know that we have a special tuition rate for certain counties in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Nebraska? You may be eligible for our Griffon Rate which is the same as in-state tuition! Visit our Griffon Rate website for a full list of counties to see if you qualify.
|Griffon Rate||Equivalent of in-state tuition|
resident of AR, IA, IL, KS, KY, NE, OK or TN.
|Equivalent to difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.|
|Midwest Student Exchange||
resident of IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, ND, NE, or WI.
|Students will be charged no more than 150% of the in-state tuition rate.|
state not included in the Neighboring States or Midwest Student Exchange.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholarships
|IB Diploma||Earn an IB diploma||$4,000|
|IB Certificate||Earn an IB certificate in at least two subject areas||$1,500|
Competitive Scholarships (Separate Application Required)
|A+ Scholarship||Missouri A+ Certified students with a 3.00 GPA or higher may apply for one of our $1,500 A+ Scholarships which are competitively awarded. This scholarship is renewable for all four years at Missouri Western.||March 1|
|Golden Griffon Academic Scholarship||The largest competitive scholarship that we offer for students with outstanding academic ability is the Golden Griffon Scholarship worth $7,500 per year. Apply through the Honors Program page.||Feb. 1||Edith Brown Scholarship||This competitive book scholarship is awarded annually to first generation college students, students with financial need, or students who have participated in Upward Bound, Talent Search, 21st Century, or similar program. Preference will be given to students living in the residence halls and those with a record of good character and service to their community. The one-time scholarship is worth up to $500.||March 1||Departmental/Foundation Scholarships||A substantial number of competitive scholarships are available from a variety of sources. There are scholarships for your academic ability, participation in community service, and academic interests. For most competitive scholarships, there is a single application which is available through your One Stop portal. For more information about these scholarships, please visit our Financial Aid page.||March 1|
Army ROTC Scholarships
|President's||27 ACT and either a 3.50 GPA or top 10% class rank||$4,000|
|Provost's||25 ACT and either a 3.25 GPA or top 15% class rank||$3,000|
|Governors'||23 ACT and either a 3.00 GPA or top 25% class rank||$1,500||Dean's||21 ACT||$1,000|
HONORS STUDENTS: Students who meet the criteria for the President's Scholarship (above) should apply for the Golden Griffon Scholarship worth $7,500 annually. This is a competitive scholarship, and you can apply through the Honors Program website. Deadline to apply is February 1.
Transfer Scholarships (Automatic; Separate Application Required )
|Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)||60 credit hours from a 2-year college and member of PTK||$3,500|
|President's||60 credit hours from a 2-year college and 3.50 cumulative GPA||$3,000|
|Governors'||60 credit hours from a 2-year college and 3.00 cumulative GPA||$1,500|
|4-Year Transfer||24 credit hours from a 4-year college or university and a 3.25 GPA||$1,000|
Missouri Western State University wants to making the possibility of higher education a reality by providing over 230 scholarships, both competitive and automatic.
Competitive Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded automatically based on your previous academic record and do not require a separate application. If you improve your ACT or GPA, you will be automatically upgraded to a higher level scholarship if funds are still available. You should have been notified in your acceptance letter if you qualified for any of the automatic scholarships.
Competitive Scholarships: We offer over 230 competitive scholarships. The competitive scholarship application is required for the Golden Griffon, Alumni and A+ scholarships. To be eligible for these scholarships, you will need to complete the scholarship application by accessing your Goldlink account.