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 eligible UMSL articulated degree from a 2 year college. 
  • Recipients must have received the degree before starting at UMSL.
  • Be admitted to UMSL by the following deadlines:

               Fall transfers: April 1st
               Spring transfers: November 1st

Renewal Criteria

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

Community College President's Scholarship Application

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

Jefferson College 
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