At Missouri Western, we understand how important it is for you to receive a high-quality education at an affordable price. That’s why we’re proud to offer the third lowest tuition in Missouri, over 230 scholarships and a special tuition waiver for qualified out-of-state students (Griffon Rate Waiver).

You can apply for more than 230 competitive scholarships using a single application. These scholarships include the Golden Griffon, Missouri Western A+, Alumni Legacy, Griffon Scholar, Phi Theta Kappa, Excellence Awards and scholarships offered by the Missouri Western Foundation. Deadline: February 1 


  1. Go to the scholarship application page
  2. Create a scholarship account (we recommend you use your Missouri Western login & password)
  3. Complete the application process

Missouri Western will determine your eligibility and award automatic scholarships based on your prior academic achievements. No application is required. If you qualify, your award will be included in your acceptance letter. Your scholarship may be adjusted to a higher level if you improve your ACT or GPA prior to the first day of class (if funds are still available). These scholarships include the President’s, Governors’ and Deans’. (Refer to the charts below for info). Deadline: Must be admitted by July 1

Freshman Scholarships


Scholarship ACT/SAT GPA Renewable GPA Annual Per Year
Golden Griffon* 27/1260 3.50 3.50 $5,000 or $10,218
Alumni Legacy† n/a 3.00 n/a $500


Scholarship ACT/SAT GPA Renewable GPA Annual Per Year
President’s 26/1230 3.50 3.25 $3,600
Governors’ 23/1130 3.30 3.00 $2,600
Deans’ 20/1030 3.00 3.00 $1,000
MWSU A+†§ n/a 3.00 3.25 $1,500

* Higher amount covers cost of on-campus housing; not stackable with President’s scholarship
† Stackable with all scholarships
‡ Students can only receive one of the following scholarships: President’s, Governors’, Deans’
§ Must indicate participation in the A+ program on application for admission. A+ stamp must be present on final high school transcript. Students from Andrew and Buchanan County will receive an additional $500/yr.
Please note: Students must be admitted by July 1 to be considered for scholarships.

Transfer Scholarships


Scholarship Hours GPA Renewable GPA Annual Per Year
Griffon Scholar 42 3.50 3.50 $5,000
Phi Theta Kappa 24 3.50 3.50 $3,000
MCCA/PTK* n/a n/a 3.50 $2,000


Scholarship Hours GPA Renewable GPA Annual Per Year
President’s 24 3.50 3.50 $2,500
Governors’ 24 3.30 3.30 $1,500
Deans’ 24 3.00 3.00 $1,000

* Must be a member of the MCCA/PTK All-State Academic Team.
† Students can only receive one transfer scholarship.
Please note: Students must have fewer than 100 earned credit hours to be eligible for a transfer scholarship.