Scholarships are funds that are awarded to students to help them with the costs of their educations. Like grants, scholarships do not have to be repaid. A student may receive a scholarship because of academic merits, financial need, artistic or athletic talents, or for other criteria set forth by scholarship donors.
UMSL will consider students for several scholarships at the time of admission. These automatic scholarships are awarded on the academic merits on which a student was admitted to the University. Additionally, students may apply for competitive scholarships to help pay their education costs.
To be considered for aid from the any of the programs listed on the UMSL Office of Student Financial Aid site, you must:
- Be enrolled at UMSL in a degree-seeking program, in most cases this requires full-time enrollment at UMSL.
- Prove lawful presence in the United States in accordance with Missouri House Bill 390.
- For scholarships which require financial need, you must have a valid FAFSA on file with UMSL. For a FAFSA to be considered, the Verification process must be complete.
- For additional information about eligibility for a specific scholarship, please visit “Find a Scholarship” on the main UMSL Financial Aid page.