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The Community College President's Scholarship is awarded jointly by the presidents of the participating St. Louis-area community college campuses and the University of Missouri - St. Louis. This scholarship covers tuition and mandatory fees for up 15 credit hours in each the fall and spring semesters for up to two years (not to exceed 60 credit hours). It also covers tuition and fees for up to 5 credit hours in one summer semester.
Students wishing to apply for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Have earned an Associate in Arts (AA); OR
- Associate in Arts for Teaching (AAT); OR
- Associate in Science (AS) from SWIC; OR
- Associate in Science (AS) or an Associate in Arts and Science (AAS) in Criminology from Lewis & Clark.
- Recipients must have received the degree before starting at UMSL.
- Be admitted to UMSL by the following deadlines:
Fall transfers: March 15
Spring transfers: October 15
Recipients must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours annually at UMSL between the fall and spring semesters. In addition, they must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
To apply for the Community College President's Scholarship, students must apply through their community college. The president of each participating campus will nominate up to three candidates in each fall and spring semester. The University of Missouri - St. Louis will choose one recipient for each campus from the nominations received. Students can get the Community College President's Scholarship application from the financial aid office of their campus. In some cases, the campus has made the application available online as well. Please be sure to confirm your community college's deadline for submitting the application.
East Central Community College
Student Financial Aid (636) 584-6500
Student Financial Aid (636) 481-3212
Lewis and Clark Community College
Student Financial Aid (618) 468-2223
Mineral Area College
Student Financial Aid (573) 518-2305
Southwestern Illinois College
Student Financial Aid (866) 942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5288 (Toll Free in Illinois)
St. Charles Community College
Student Financial Aid (636) 922-8268
St. Louis Community College
Student Financial Aid
Florissant Valley (314) 513-4231
Forest Park (314) 644-9979
Meramec (314) 984-7251
Wildwood (636) 422-2025