Scholarships and Financial Aid

Supporting your educational goals

Since 1943, the Darr College of Agriculture has been awarding students academic scholarships during its annual fall banquet. Each year, through the generous support of our donors, we award around 100 students with approximately $100,000 in scholarships. These gifts are awarded to both undergrad and graduate students pursuing an agriculture-related degree here at MSU. These scholarships are designed to support their studies and award excellence in both the community and the classroom.

For admitted students to qualify for these and other University scholarships, the student must complete the MSU Annual Scholarship application by March 1. Some scholarships consider financial need, thus requiring the student to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1.

Additional University scholarships

You may also qualify for additional University-wide scholarships or financial aid. The office of student financial aid provides information about University scholarships, grants and loans.

Graduate assistantships

Some graduate assistantship positions are available within the College of Agriculture at both the Springfield and Mountain Grove campuses. Most positions at Mountain Grove are strictly research related, while graduate assistants on the Springfield campus may help conduct research and assist professors in lab and lecture courses. For more information about graduate assistantships offered in the College of Agriculture, contact the office at 417-836-5638. A complete listing of offices and departments that have graduate assistant positions is available through the Graduate College.

Agriculture Alumni Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an agriculture major
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership ability through involvements and background.

Academic performance will also be considered.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Anson Elliott Scholarship for Agricultural Leadership

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an agriculture major
  • Be assigned to an agriculture major
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership ability through involvement and résumé

Academic performance will also be considered.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Arne Johnson Agriculture Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an agriculture major with a horticulture or animal science emphasis
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Have a departmental GPA of 3.0

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Ben and Janis Fuqua Agriculture Scholarship

Selection criteria

No more than $1,000 will be awarded annually, either as a single $1,000 scholarship or two $500 scholarships to full-time students seeking degrees in the Darr College of Agriculture. Preference will be given to students seeking degrees in Environmental Plant Sciences or Natural Resources. Sophomores or greater must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Financial need is required.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Benjamin Charles Kruse Memorial Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a freshman or incoming freshman
  • Be an agriculture major
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Demonstrate excellent high school performance and leadership

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Charles and Patricia Stufflebeam Agricultural Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an agriculture major, with preference given to animal science majors
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Be at least a sophomore
  • Have a departmental GPA of 3.0

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Christian Robert Hirsch Memorial Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an agriculture major
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Be a junior
  • Be a member of Alpha Gamma Gamma agriculture fraternity

Consideration for this scholarship is based on academic performance and leadership.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Cody R. Uber Memorial Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to an incoming, first year freshman seeking a degree within the William H. Darr School of Agriculture.  First preference will be given to students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business, with secondary preference given to students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science.  Eligible applicants should reflect the strong work ethic and character demonstrated by Cody during his life.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Craig E. Arnett Memorial Agricultural Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an agriculture major
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be an undergraduate full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Be a junior or greater
  • Have an overall and departmental GPA of 3.0

Preference will be given to students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Planning a career in ranch management
  • Members of the cattleman's organization, Collegiate Farm Bureau or local Farm Bureau
  • Experience with cattle - shown cattle at a fair or a letter of reference from a ranch or farm attesting to your experience with cattle
  • Proof that you own your own registered cattle

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

David F. Stanke Memorial Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an animal science major
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be an undergraduate sophomore or greater
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Dennis and Phyllis Schmitt Graduate Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be admitted to the Master of Natural and Applied Sciences program
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Declare a primary emphasis of animal science
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Dennis M. and Janice K. Grisham Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to an upperclassman seeking a degree in the College of Agriculture. Preference will be given to Animal Sciece majors. Student must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference for students with financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Douglas W. Darr Leadership Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate agriculture major
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Be an incoming freshman with demonstrated high school leadership and academic performance OR have a departmental GPA of 2.5 (preference given to students with a 3.0 GPA or higher) and leadership qualities

First preference is given to incoming freshmen, with second preference given to previous award recipients and third preference to other students meeting the above requirements.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Ed Pinegar Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a graduate of Willard High School
  • Be an agriculture major
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5 OR demonstrate excellent high school academic performance and leadership, if you are an incoming freshman.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Einhellig Family Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Plant Science degree.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Farmers' Cooperative Livestock Marketing Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an animal science or agricultural business major
  • Be a sophomore of greater with an overall GPA of 2.5 and a departmental GPA of 3.0
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

Preference is given to students who have participated in 4-H or FFA and are high school graduates from the following counties in Missouri: Barry, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Laclede, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney, Webster, and Wrights.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship is renewed automatically.  Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress, an overall GPA of 2.5 and a departmental GPA of 3.0.

FCS Financial Agriculture Scholarship

Selection criteria

Recipients will be full-time students seeking degrees in the William H. Darr School of Agriculture. Preference should be given to students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business. Students must be a sophomore or greater with at least 24 credit hours completed at the time of the application. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Preference should go towards students that grew up on or are actively involved with a farming operation in southwest Missouri.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

FFA Scholarship

Value

Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually.

Application

To apply for this scholarship, complete the scholarship application that coordinates with your current student status (i.e., freshman, upperclassman, graduate student, etc.). Your completed application must be submitted to the office of the Darr College of Agriculture by 5 p.m. on the designated fall deadline to be considered for the scholarship.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an agriculture major
  • Be a member of a FFA organization, with selection based on outstanding accomplishments within that group
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities, scholarship and academic achievements, and participation in high school FFA activities
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

FFA State Officer Scholarship

Value

$500, award number varies

Application

To apply for this scholarship, complete the scholarship application that coordinates with your current student status (i.e., freshman, upperclassman, graduate student, etc.). Your completed application must be submitted to the office of the Darr College of Agriculture by 5 p.m. on the designated fall deadline to be considered for the scholarship.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an agriculture major
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Be a state FFA officer

This scholarship is awarded to all students who are serving as a state FFA officer.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Gayle Ashley Horticulture Club Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate student who has completed at least 20 hours
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5 and a departmental GPA of 2.75
  • Be an agriculture major, with preference given to horticulture majors or minors
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

Preference for this scholarship is given first to students majoring in horticulture and active in the Horticulture Club. Second preference is given to students with a horticulture minor, who are also active in the Horticulture Club. Third preference is given to students majoring in horticulture, with fourth preference given to students seeking a minor in horticulture. Fifth preference is given to additional agriculture majors.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship is renewed automatically. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Glenn E. and Ruth Z. Karls Memorial Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an agriculture major
  • Demonstrate academic excellence and leadership abilities
  • Have current or past involvement with FFA
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Grant Wistrom Revival 98 Agriculture Scholarship

Selection criteria

The recipient of this award will be an undergraduate student properly enrolled at Missouri State University. Recipients must be pursuing a degree in Environmental Plant Science. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher to qualify.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Greene County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an agriculture major
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Be a member of Collegiate Farm Bureau and demonstrate outstanding performance in the organization

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

H. Lewis Miller Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an incoming freshman agriculture major
  • Demonstrate high school academic performance
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Harry and Marion James Agronomy Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an agronomy major with an emphasis in soil science
  • Be a junior or greater with an overall GPA of 2.5 and a departmental GPA of 3,0
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

Renewal criteria

This scholarship is renewed automatically. Students must maintain satisfactory academic performance and progress.

Henry and Grace Carr Farm Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an agriculture major
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Have been or currently involved with 4-H or FFA

One scholarship is given to an incoming freshman, one scholarship is given to an upperclassman, and one scholarship is given to a transfer student.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Howard Pyle Memorial Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an incoming freshman majoring in agriculture, with a preference for horticulture majors
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

 

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Irwin Farms Scholarship

Value

One scholarship valued at $1,000 will be awarded annually.

Selection criteria

A student properly enrolled at Missouri State University seeking a degree in the William H. Darr College of Agriculture.  Students must have graduated from a high school located in Vernon or Barton County in Missouri.  Incoming freshman must have maintained a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher, and current students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Preference should be given to those students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business.  Preference should be given to students that have been active in high school FFA or 4H programs.  Top preference should be given to graduates of Bronaugh High School.

J. Barry & Kelly Watts Scholarship

Selection criteria

The recipient of this award must be a full-time student properly enrolled at Missouri State University and have completed 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. The recipient must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. The recipient must be seeking an Agriculture Business degree. The recipient must have demonstrated leadership in their background and provide a personal statement in the application process. Preference will be given to students participating in a university affiliated campus ministry organization.
 

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Jack Gordon Memorial Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a graduate of Galena High School in the top half of your class and have completed at least one course in vocational agriculture
  • Be an agriculture major
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

If there are no applicants from Galena High School, a recipient will be selected from students graduating from Crane High School or a school in the surrounding area.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

James P. and Margaret S. Landreth Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate agriculture major
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Demonstrate high school academic performance and leadership, if you are an incoming freshman
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0, if you are a current student
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

John Schatz Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a horticulture major
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Be at least a sophomore

This scholarship will be awarded to a student with an agronomy major if no horticulture majors meet the requirements.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship is renewed automatically. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5.

Larry and Linda K. Hale Agriculture Scholarship

Selection criteria

The recipients of this award will be undergraduate students properly enrolled fulltime at Missouri State University with a declared major in Agriculture. Recipients must be graduates of schools in Barton and Vernon Counties in Missouri. 

Renewal criteria

This scholarship is renewed automatically. 

Marilyn R. Daniel Equine Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate animal science major with an equine studies minor
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Demonstrate high school academic performance, if you are an incoming freshman
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0, if you are a current student (sophomore or greater)
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

MFA, Inc. Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an upper-class (junior or senior) agriculture major
  • Demonstrate academic excellence
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Missouri Farm Bureau Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an agriculture major
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Demonstrate high school academic performance and leadership, if you are an incoming freshman
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0, if you are a current student
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Be a member or have family who are members of Missouri Farm Bureau

Preference will be given to sophomores or greater and those students who are active in Collegiate Farm Bureau.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Missouri Seedmen's Association Ron Cowan Memorial Scholarship

Selection criteria

The Recipient of this award will be an incoming junior or senior enrolled full-time at Missouri State University that is seeking a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business or Agronomy. The student should demonstrate excellence in academic performance, leadership, and character.  Students receiving the University’s Presidential Scholarship or Board of Governors Scholarship (or any future iteration of such awards) shall not be considered.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Missouri State University Agriculture Alumni Association Student Support Fund

Selection criteria

The Dean of the William H. Dan College of Agriculture shall use the funds to provide assistance to a student(s) who are in financial need and require additional financial support to achieve academic success as deemed necessary within the William H. Darr College of Agriculture. It is the intention of the Agriculture Alumni Association for this fund to also be available for students who are confronted with unforeseen personal circumstances on an as needed basis determined by the Dean and in consultation with faculty. The primary use of these funds shall be scholarship support to encourage and enable students to achieve a Missouri State education. All other expenditures shall be considered secondary.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Richard G Sullivan Endowed Scholarship for AG Business

Selection criteria

The recipient of this award will be a junior or senior student properly enrolled as a full-time student at Missouri State University getting their degree from the College of Agriculture.  The recipient will:

  • be working toward a degree in Ag Business
  • have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • be working at least 20 hours a week
  • It is the donor's intention that the scholarship benefit a student that has demonstrated initiative towards their high education goals, both financially and academically.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Robert F. Thomson, Jr. Memorial Family Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate animal science major with an interest in dairy science
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Robert Lee "Bob" Kindrick Outstanding Student Award for Agricultural Industry Study

Selection criteria

The Recipients of this award will be the top performing two students properly enrolled at Missouri State University, with a declared major in Agriculture and enrolled in the Agricultural Industry Study class. (This includes concurrent enrollment in AGB 494 for 1 credit hour; completion of 60 hours including 6 hours in agricultural business; and permission of instructor.)

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

S&H Farm Supply, Inc. Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a graduate or undergraduate student seeking a degree in the Darr College of Agriculture. First preference for students with financial need. Second preference for sophomores with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Salute to Agriculture Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an agriculture major
  • Demonstrate strength in the field of agriculture
  • Demonstrate academic excellence
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Stanlie H. and Belva Ross Spangler Memorial Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate agriculture major
  • Demonstrate high school academic performance and leadership, if you are an incoming freshman
  • Have an overall and departmental GPA of 3.0, if you are a current student
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

The Dr. Bruce Johnson/Honor Society of Delta Tau Alpha Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Agriculture with a preference for members of Delta Tau Alpha. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 and the student must have completed at least 60 credits hours.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

The Dr. J.N. Smith/FSC Financial Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate agriculture major at the sophomore level or greater
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0

Preference is given to students who meet one or more of the following specifications:

  • Declared major in agricultural marketing, agricultural finance and management, or agricultural enterprise management
  • Completed or in the process of taking AGB 394 or equivalent

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

The W. Anson Elliott Family Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate seeking a degree within the William H. Darr College of Agriculture
  • Be a junior or senior
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester
  • Show academic progress in regards to GPA from one academic year to the next

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Theodorakos Vuillmott Sports Agriculture Scholarship

Selection criteria

Scholarships will be awarded annually to students properly enrolled at Missouri State University that are seeking a degree in the William H. Darr School of Agriculture.  The students must be a member of an NCAA Intercollegiate Athletic Team at Missouri State University and must meet the minimum academic standards set forth by the NCAA.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Uncle Tom Watkins Memorial Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate agriculture major
  • Be from southwest Missouri
  • Be involved in 4-H or FFA (past involvement considered)
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Vernon Renner Scholarship

Value

Number and value of awards dependent on the availability of funding, but awards are generally for $750.

Application

Complete the MSU Annual Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate agriculture major
  • Submit a proposal for a project in ecologically sustainable agriculture
  • Have taken courses in soils and crops
  • Be assigned to an agriculture advisor
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12-hours for the current fall semester

Two scholarships are awarded to sophomore or junior students majoring in agronomy, who have demonstrated an interest in soil conservation or soil science. One scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore or junior student majoring in agronomy or wildlife conservation, who demonstrates an interest in ecologically sustaining agriculture. Three scholarships will be given to full-time sophomore or greater students majoring in agriculture with a GPA of 3.0.

 

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

William H. Darr Graduate Assistantship in Agriculture

Value

This scholarship provides a graduate assistantship, which covers the cost of attendance and includes a living stipend.

Application

Complete the MSU Annual Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be seeking a master's degree
  • Be enrolled in six hours
  • Be in good academic standing in master's level program

Preference is given to students seeking a master's degree in agriculture. Second preference is given to students currently teaching on a secondary level, who are returning to seek their master's degree.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Biomedical Sciences Department Founders Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student admitted to a degree program within the Biomedical Sciences Department. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5, and be an active member of the Student Society of Cell and Molecular Biology. The student must have at least 9 hours of BMS and/or CHM classes completed at Missouri State University (which will be confirmed independently of the Scholarship Manager system by the Scholarship Selection Committee). Student must have a documented interest in biomedical sciences, and submit a 250 word essay on how a BMS scholarship will help them achieve their goals in the field.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Crystal Evans Pummill Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding, but awards are usually $300.

Application

Complete the MSU Annual Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to the full-time senior Dietetics major graduating within the academic year with the highest overall GPA.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Dr. Bart Kuhns DNAP Fund

Selection criteria

The recipient of this award shall be: a non-traditional student properly enrolled in Missouri State's School of Anesthesia, Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program, also known as DNAP. A non-traditional student being defined as a working, married, parent or 22+ years of age. Student must provide a one-page essay of how this award will be beneficial during their second semester of this program.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Silva Scholarship

The Silva Scholarship was established in 2019 by John Silva, an MSU School of Anesthesia alumnus, and is presented annually to a MSU School of Anesthesia student.

Selection criteria

The recipient of this award must be a second year student at Missouri State and show exemplary clinical skills.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

The Crabtree Family Nurse Anesthetist Scholarship

Selection criteria

The recipient of this award will be a full-time student properly enrolled at Missouri State in the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program. The recipient must also have an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Wade Shipman Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Wade Shipman Scholarship fund was established in 2015 and is distributed by a scholarship board/advisory council including the Shipman family, MSU Anesthesia representatives, and Mercy Anesthesia representatives in conjunction with Mercy Foundation.

Value

$1,000

Application

Complete the MSU Annual Scholarship Application by March 1.

Funding

The pledge form for this scholarship can be found online at WadeShipman.com. All donations are 100% tax deductible, and 100% of the contributions go to the fund.

Selection criteria

The recipient of this award must meet these three criteria:

  1. Retaining a good academic status with a GPA of at least 2.00 in Missouri State's School of Anesthesia.
  2. Currently in the 2nd or 3rd year of the clinical phase of the program.
  3. Excellent performance in all clinical aspects of the program, as acknowledged by the program director.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed.