To apply for an MVC scholarship, you must complete the application for admission and be admitted to the college. The documentation in your admissions file becomes your initial application for all MVC scholarships. Your file will be evaluated and the Admissions Office will notify you of your award in writing. A student is limited to scholarships not to exceed the cost of attendance. It is the student's responsibility to inform the Office of Admissions of increased scholarship eligibility.  In most cases, institutional scholarships may not be combined.  If a student is eligible for more than one award, the Admissions Office will offer the highest of the awards to the student.  Missouri Valley College reserves the right to change scholarship amounts.

There are three types of scholarships awarded at Missouri Valley:

Institutional Scholarship Endowed Scholarships Outside Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships

Every student at Missouri Valley receives one or more of the following types of scholarship. Students are packaged with an institutional scholarship upon admission to Missouri Valley College. The scholarship offer that the student signs during the admissions process will typically remain awarded to the student while they are enrolled and cannot be changed to a different scholarship.

  Annual Amount Eligibility Criteria
MVC Resident/Commuter Scholarship Varies Must be accepted to MVC
Board of Trustees $5,000 Member of the Board of Trustees must recommend applicant prior to initial scholarship offer.
Alumni $2,000 Applicant must have a relative who has graduated from MVC provide a letter of recommendation prior to initial scholarship offer and before May 15th. Three awarded annually.
A+ Incentive Half Tuition Verification of A+ status. Resident students only.
MO Boys State Room and Board Scholarship for MO Boys State participants. Resident students only.
MO Girls State Room and Board Scholarship for MO Girls State participants. Resident students only.
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance $5,000 Background in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, YMCA, YWCA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 4H, Campfire, Goodwill Industries, Boys Club of America, Junior Achievement, American Red Cross or other nonprofit organizations are eligible. Letter of recommendation from organization required.
Dual Credit Half Tuition Completion of 6 credit hours at MVC and 2.50 GPA** required. Resident students only.

Additionally, Missouri Valley College offers merit and talent based scholarships. Typically, students are only eligible for one type of scholarship. The Admissions Office will work with you to determine what scholarship offer will benefit you the most.

  Annual Amount Eligibility Criteria
President's Full Tuition 30 ACT, 1300 SAT and above a minimum of 3.5 high school GPA required. Resident on-campus students only.
Top Scholar Full Tuition 3.5+ GPA or above and an AA Degree required. Resident on-campus students only.
Achievement Half Tuition 3.0 - 3.49 GPA and an AA Degree required. Resident students only.
Talent Varies Amounts are awarded based on students various talents include, but not limited to academics, fine arts, leadership and athletics.

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Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships are available as a result of a gift from alumni and friends of Missouri Valley College. These scholarships provide invaluable educational access to students that otherwise may not be able to afford this academic opportunity and privilege. Many of these awards are available to students who meet specific criteria.

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Outside Scholarships

In addition to scholarships provided by Missouri Valley, students are encouraged to seek outside aid from other sources. We have listed a few outside scholarships that you can apply for through Missouri Valley. Additionally, we have provided links below to scholarships search websites where you can find and apply for additional aid. Please be advised: Read all the terms and conditions of each award carefully prior to applying for a scholarship.

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  Annual Amount Eligibility Criteria
MVC Alumni Legacy Scholarship $500 Son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of an MVC alumni. A graduating high school senior. Earn a minimum high school GPA of 3.0. Demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities. Possess high standards of character. Must apply.
National Merit $250 - $2,500 Finalist in National Merit Competition.
Chamber of Commerce $300 Competition scholarships for students from Marshall High School or resident of Saline County. Only three awards available (2 traditional students, 1 non-traditional student). First-time students only.
Horatio Alger up to $21,300 Competitive scholarship sponsored by Horatio Alger Association/MVC. Must be National winner or runner-up to qualify.
National Presbyterian Varies Member of Presbyterian Church, National Scholarship Applicant postmarked no later than December 1.
Gwendolyn Allen Scholarship up to $6,000 awarded to multiple students Must be an African American, first generation student with a GPA above a 2.5. Applications can be picked up in the Office of Student Affairs.

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