A scholarship is money for college that you will not be expected to repay. Scholarships can come from many sources, including the College or an outside entity. A student is limited to scholarships not to exceed the cost of attendance. Institutional scholarships, in most cases, are not stackable. It is the student’s responsibility to provide the Financial Aid Office with information on all scholarships they expect to receive.

 Annual AmountEligibility Criteria

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New students only. Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from an alumni of MVC prior to May 15th. Letters of recommendation should be sent to the Admissions Office. Six awarded annually. Student must live on-campus.
Board of Trusteesup to $5,000

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A member of the Board of Trustees must recommend applicant prior to initial scholarship offer.
Drive 60 ScholarshipContact Admissions Office:

Open to all students attending a high school within 60 miles of the MVC campus.

High School graduates must enroll at MVC the semester following their high school graduation to be eligible.

Scholarship recipients must maintain full-time commuter status throughout their MVC academic career.

Students have to meet the regular requirements for admission at Missouri Valley College. (18 ACT and 2.0 GPA)

Click here for the list of eligible schools.

Eagle Scout Scholarship$10,500All Eagle Scouts are invited to apply for Missouri Valley College's generous Eagle Scout Scholarship. Must apply and be accepted to Missouri Valley College, and must provide documentation of Eagle Scout status.
Loren Gruber Scholarship (Literary Studies)$500

ACT 21 or higher (and/or SAT Critical Reading and Math score of 976 or higher) and high school GPA 3.0.

Submit a 500-word essay about your favorite book, blog, poem, play, essay, or film. Explain how this text has influenced your goals for life before, during, and after college. How will the Loren Gruber Scholarship help you achieve your goals?

Submit essays to admissions ( in .pdf format. Applications are due by midnight on May 15.

MVC Resident/Commuter ScholarshipVaries

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Must be accepted to MVC
Scholarships for Military FamiliesVariesScholarships for Military Families

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Amounts are awarded based on students various talents including, but not limited to academics, fine arts, leadership and athletics.
The Guardian FundContact Admissions Office:

Maximum award is $1,000. Contact Financial Aid Office at 660-831-4049 or email
The Guardian Fund exists to help bridge the gap between the cost of education and the amount covered by the student’s federal financial aid and/or other types of personal financial support. Applicants must be a continuing, full-time, face-to-face, Missouri Valley College student, in good academic standing, and must demonstrate significant financial need. The applicant must submit the application and personal statement. The Guardian Fund Committee will review applications and notify applicants of the committee’s decision.

Fall 2022 application deadline: October 7th, 2022

Spring 2023 application deadline: February 17th, 2023
Top ScholarContact Admissions Office:

3.5+ GPA or above and an AA Degree required. On-campus students only.

Renewal criteria: 3.0 GPA (reviewed at the end of each academic year)

Valley Select ScholarshipFull tuition scholarshipThe Valley Select Scholarship Competition is an invitation-only virtual event for students in their senior year of high school. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 to be invited to participate. The competition is designed to highlight traditional undergraduate students with a service mindset who demonstrate high academic achievement
Valley's Got TalentVariesAn annual scholarship audition/competition in theatre and dance for students who are in their senior year of high school. We award major scholarships to the winners and top participants in each category.
Virginia Zank Scholarship (Writing Studies)$1,000

ACT 21 or higher (and/or SAT Critical Reading and Math score of 976 or higher) and high school GPA 3.0.

Submit a 500-word essay describing your relationship to writing. What do you write? Why do you write? What are your writing goals for college? What are your writing goals after college? How will the Virginia Zank Scholarship help you achieve your goals?

Submit essays to admissions ( in .pdf format. Applications are due by midnight on May 15.

 Annual AmountEligibility Criteria
Loren C. Gruber Endowed Honors AwardVaries
(Maximum Award - $500)
Must be a current student in good academic standing in the MVC Honors Program and must have successfully completed an Honors Program thesis.

Applicant is selected by the Honors Program annually.

 Annual AmountEligibility Criteria
Chamber of Commerce$300Competition 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.
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Scholarship information is based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs.
Gwendolyn Allen Scholarship

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up to $6,000 awarded to multiple students

  • Must be an African-American who has been accepted to Missouri Valley College and has previous volunteer and leadership experience within their community.

  • Applicants must complete an application as well as write an essay providing a narrative of how this scholarship will support your educational goals and career aspirations. Must be applied for and awarded before the initial MVC award offer.

  • Provide a brief description of your employment and volunteer history.

  • List any honors/awards (other than scholarships) you have received. Include the dates you received each award.

  • Provide a letter of reference from someone who has seen your efforts in the community and supports your cause.

  • Provide any additional information or volunteer efforts you would like the scholarship committee to know.

Horatio Algerup to $21,300Competitive scholarship sponsored by Horatio Alger Association/MVC. Must be National winner or runner-up to qualify.
MVC Alumni Legacy Scholarship$500Son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of an MVC alumni. A graduating high school senior. Demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities. Possess high standards of character. Must apply.
National Merit$250 - $2,500Finalist in National Merit Competition.
National PresbyterianVariesMember of Presbyterian Church, National Scholarship Applicant postmarked no later than December 1.
Sallie Mae Graduate Scholarship Search access to 950,000 graduate scholarships worth up to $1 billion. Register and be entered to win $1,000 for college.
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Conditions of Note

MVC academic scholarships are awarded to full-time (12-18hrs) incoming undergraduate students (excludes online) on the basis of a student’s academic record of GPA and ACT scores. All institutional scholarships are used for tuition, room, board and fees not to exceed cost of attendance. Online students are not eligible for Marshall campus institutional scholarships.

The generosity of alumni, friends, and churches allows Valley the opportunity to offer aid to many of our students. These Hall of Sponsors and Endowed Scholarships underwrite most of the institutional scholarships that MVC awards. The institutional scholarship package that an incoming freshman or transfer student accepts prior to the beginning of the first school year with MVC is the scholarship that the student will receive for up to 10 semesters of matriculation at the College, provided that they maintain the appropriate GPA required for their scholarship. The exception to this statement is the amount of award a student can receive for participation in athletics or talent programs can be adjusted to reflect performance or participation.

Institutional aid may be reduced if assistance is received by third parties. Students with half-tuition, full-tuition, or varsity scholarships are not eligible for any other institutional scholarships. Full-tuition scholarships and outside scholarships cannot exceed the cost of tuition for the academic year.

Any scholarship changes or additions need to be made prior to initial awarding. Students must notify admissions, prior to being admitted, of any scholarship qualifications.