Endowed Academic Scholarships at Missouri State University-West Plains

Scholarship Aid Year: 1718

Through the generosity of Missouri State University-West Plains alumni and friends, many scholarships have been established to assist deserving students. These scholarships carry the names of individuals who have been honored or memorialized by private donations made through the Missouri State University Foundation. By applying online, your application will be matched with the selection criteria for endowed, privately funded and some institutional scholarships. Because some of these scholarships may require letters of reference and/or essays, review the criteria for each scholarship and submit any additional paperwork to the financial aid office. Scholarship criteria that include financial need require that the applicant file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 31.

1963 Heritage Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a non-traditional student who is a resident of Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas or Wright County. Recipient may be enrolled full time or part time. A minimum 2.5 GPA in all previous educational programs is required. Award will be made with regard to financial need. Consideration shall be given to an applicant's participation in community service and volunteer work as listed and described in the scholarship application form.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered and continue to meet all eligibility criteria.

Adeline E. Moore Non-Traditional Book Scholarship

Value:
Approximately $250 (contingent on available funds)
Criteria:
Awards will be made to non-traditional students (ages 22 and older as of the first day of semester classes). Awards will be made based on financial need and the ability to benefit academically. Each award shall not exceed $250 and is to be used towards book costs.
Renewal:
The scholarship may be renewed for the subsequent spring semester if funds are available.
Application:
Complete the special non-traditional book scholarship application available through the financial aid web-site and return it to the financial aid office.
Deadline:
July 15

Al Hufstedler Endowed Leadership Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipients shall be selected from the list of qualified students nominated by the Alton High School superintendent and Couch High School superintendent, with one award for each high school. See "Institutionally Funded Scholarships" for other criteria and guidelines.
Renewal:
Recipients must reapply to be considered for renewal. Scholarship renewals will transition to the institutionally-funded Missouri State University-West Plains Leadership Scholarship.

Al Hufstedler Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Alton)

Criteria:
Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester who is a graduate of Alton High School. Recipient must have maintained an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all previous educational programs. First preference will be given to a student whose area of interest is math, science or engineering; if no applicants meet this criteria, consideration will then be given to students pursuing a career in teaching or nursing, respectively. Financial need will be considered in awarding this scholarship.
Renewal:
Recipient may be considered for renewal but must reapply and continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

Al Hufstedler Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Oregon County)

Criteria:
Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. First preference will be given to a graduate of Couch High School; if a Couch graduate is not eligible, secondary consideration will be given to a veteran who is a graduate of a public high school in Oregon County. Recipient should have maintained an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all previous educational programs. First preference will be given to a student whose area of interest is math, science or engineering; if no applicants meet this criteria, consideration will then be given to students pursuing a career in teaching or nursing, respectively. Financial need will be considered in awarding this scholarship.
Renewal:
Recipient may be considered for renewal but must reapply and continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

Al Hufstedler Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Veteran)

Criteria:
Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester who is a U.S. military veteran. First preference will be given to a graduate of a public high school in Oregon County; secondary consideration will be given to a graduate of a public high school in the seven-county service area. Recipient should have maintained an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all previous educational programs. First preference will be given to a student whose area of interest is math, science or engineering; if no applicants meet this criteria, consideration will then be given to students pursuing a career in teaching or nursing, respectively. Financial need will be considered in awarding this scholarship.
Renewal:
Recipient may be considered for renewal but must reapply and continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

Allison London Smith Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be enrolled in a major that represents the humanities; a resident of the seven-county area (Howell, Wright, Texas, Douglas, Ozark, Oregon, and Shannon) served by Missouri State University-West Plains; not eligible for other types of financial aid; and be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester. Awards will be made with regard for financial need. When awarded to an incoming freshman, consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities.
Renewal:
May be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Angela Dawn Conway Endowed Music Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be an entering freshman from Willow Springs High School who is pursuing a major or minor in the field of music, with preference being given to a music major. Consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests, and leadership qualities evidenced by involvement in multiple extra-curricular and community activities. Awards will be made without regard to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipients may be considered for renewal but must reapply. Scholarship may be received for a maximum two year period.

Bessie Yadon Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior level student who is enrolled either part time or full time. Preference will be given to a student whose discipline is in business or education and who has a GPA of 2.75 or higher. First preference will be given to a female student and priority will first be given to applicants of the seven-county service area (Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Douglas, Wright, Texas or Shannon). Award will be made without regard for financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered for renewal.

Bill Burris Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipients must be residents and high school graduates of Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas or Wright County, who are pursuing degrees in human services and the helping professions (sociology, psychology, education, or health). Recipients should demonstrate college potential through high school performance and show leadership qualities and civic involvement. Further consideration will be given to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Application:
Complete the online scholarship application and submit two letters of recommendation to the financial aid office, one of which can be from the student’s high school guidance counselor and a second from an active and involved adult member of the community.

Bob Lawrence Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to an incoming freshman who is majoring in agriculture and is a graduate of West Plains High School or a public high school within a 50-mile radius of West Plains. Student should have maintained an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all previous educational programs. Consideration will be given to financial need, with preference given to an individual who requires some financial assistance but may not qualify for a federal or state grant. Recipient may be a full-time or part-time student who is enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered and continue to meet the 3.0 GPA guideline. Recipient who reapplies is exempt from the incoming freshman requirement.

Carol Bell Silvey Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a student enrolled in an associate degree program who intends to major in history and preferably pursue a teaching career at the secondary level. Preference to be given to a member of the most recent graduating class from Dora High School, Ava High School or West Plains High School, respectively. Applicant must have a 3.5 or higher GPA in all previous educational programs. Award will be made without regard to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered for renewal and must continue to meet all required guidelines with the exception of being from the most recent high school graduating class. Students who have already completed an associate degree program are not eligible for renewal.
Application:
Complete the online scholarship application and submit to the financial aid office a letter of reference from an individual who is actively involved in the community.

Cecil Riley and Greg Prevett Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be enrolled at Missouri State University-West Plains. Award will be made with regard to financial need.
Renewal:
May be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Charles H. and Rena Wood Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a student enrolled at Missouri State University-West Plains and preferably a resident of Howell County. Student must be majoring in one of the following fields: English, history, political science or accounting. When awarded to an incoming freshman, consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities. When awarded to a student who has earned 30 college credit hours or more, the student must have maintained an overall grade point average of at least 3.5. Awards will be made with regard for financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered for renewal.

Chuck and Sue Kimberlin Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be a resident and high school graduate of Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas or Wright County, who intends to pursue a degree in human services and the helping professions (sociology, psychology, education or health). Applicant should demonstrate college potential through high school performance and show leadership qualities and civic involvement. Consideration will be given to financial need, with preference given to an individual who requires some financial assistance but may not qualify for a federal or state grant. Applicants receiving the Missouri A+ Grant are not eligible to receive this scholarship.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Application:
Complete the online scholarship application and submit to the financial aid office two letters of recommendation, one of which can be from the student’s high school guidance counselor and a second from an active and involved adult member of the community.

Clyde and Joyce Bell Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a student whose area of emphasis is elementary education. Priority will first be given to applicants from Douglas County, and then Ozark County. When awarded to an incoming freshman, consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities. When awarded to a student enrolled at the sophomore level or higher, the student must have maintained an overall GPA of at least 3.5. Awards are made without regard for financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered and continue to meet all eligibility requirements.

Darr Scholar Award

Criteria:
Awarded to a recipient who has been accepted into the Honors Program at Missouri State University-West Plains and is enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester. First priority will be given to new applicants in the Honors Program. When awarded to an incoming freshman, the applicant must have a minimum score of 30 on the ACT. When awarded to a student who has earned 30 credit hours or more, the student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.5 during the preceding year at Missouri State University-West Plains. Awards will be made without regard for financial need.
Renewal:
May be renewed if funds allow. First priority will be given to new Honors Program applicants.
Application:
Complete the online scholarship application and submit to the financial aid office a typed, two-page essay that details the applicant's involvement in community service activities and/or unique honors awarded and is reflective and analytical of experiences. The candidate will be expected to attend an interview with the Honors Selection Committee.

Dixie Huff Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a traditional or non-traditional student who graduated from West Plains High School or Couch High School. Recipient must be enrolled full time with a minimum 12 credit hours per semester. Applicants receiving the Missouri A+ Grant are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Awards will be made with regard to financial need. Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA while receiving the scholarship.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered for renewal and continue to meet all eligibility requirements including maintaining a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Don and Judy Kenslow Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Student must be majoring in business, economics or elementary education and must show good citizenship by past participation in academics and extra-curricular activities. When awarded to an incoming freshman, consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities. Returning students must have maintained a GPA of at least 2.5. Priority consideration will be given to applicants from the seven-county service area (Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas or Wright). Award will be made without regard to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient may reapply for a second year. Renewal applications will be considered on the same criteria as the original award.

Donald E. and Carol D. (Roe) Reser & Family Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be a resident of Howell County and a graduate of West Plains High School. Award made to at least a sophomore pursuing a degree in elementary education. Recipient must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Priority consideration is: 1) financial need; 2) academic performance; 3) leadership qualities. Must be full time. Exceptions may be made when the scholarship committee feels a part-time student is more deserving.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered and must continue to qualify under original criteria and demonstrate satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree.

Dr. Bruce Mitchell Smith Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be from the seven-county service area (Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Douglas, Wright, Texas or Shannon County). First consideration will be given to a student majoring in a field of science; secondary consideration will be given to a student majoring in the field of mathematics. Award will be made to a student who does not qualify for other types of financial aid. Recipient must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered.

Earl S. and Ruth N. Webb Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be pursuing a degree in the Missouri State University-West Plains accounting program and be a resident of Howell or a contiguous county. Must have completed at least 12 credit hours of college course work with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Award will be made with regard to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered for renewal.

Ed and Lorene Thompson Brooks Corps of Opportunity (CO) Awards

Value:
CO Awards are scholarships and jobs awarded only in combination. Because they are reduced dollar for dollar by the amount of federal and state grants (Pell, SEOG, A+, etc.) received by the student, CO scholarships vary by amount but may not exceed $2,000 for the fall semester and $2,000 for the spring semester. CO scholarship funds are applied to student accounts to pay educational and, if appropriate, campus residence expenses. Any surplus is issued to students by check to pay books, supplies and other educational costs. CO jobs involve no more than 20 hours of work per week during the fall and spring semesters in various campus offices and departments. Depending on the position and the needs of the student, and with careful scheduling, a CO student may be able to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer session and during times when classes are not in session. The hourly wage is $8.00. During a one-year period, CO awards (scholarships and jobs combined) may not exceed $10,000; and the work component may not be more than 1,000 hours during a rolling 12-month period.
Criteria:
CO students must be of excellent character, have substantial unmet financial need, demonstrate a strong work ethic and show scholastic potential. Need eligibility will be based on federal calculations from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students with extenuating circumstances may address those in the CO application. Residence at the campus in the Grizzly House, though not absolutely required, is preferred. Recipients will be strongly encouraged to begin their CO jobs during the first summer session. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required. Entering freshmen must have achieved this minimum GPA in their senior year of high school. Home- schooled students must have either earned their GED/HiSET diploma or have an ACT composite score of at least 18. Currently enrolled college students must have achieved the minimum 2.50 GPA in all college courses. Any first-time student who has earned a GED/HiSET diploma is eligible. First-year students will be given preference over sophomores who are not already a CO recipient. CO students will undergo a standard evaluation by the departmental work supervisor. Less than satisfactory performance may result in probation or dismissal.
Renewal:
CO students may apply for a one-year renewal, providing they are either a full-time Missouri State-West Plains student or an Missouri State University-Springfield student taking at least six credit hours of Missouri State-West Plains courses. A minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA is required for continued participation in the program.
Application:
Student must apply on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); both summer and fall/spring FAFSAs are required. Complete the current Missouri State University-West Plains scholarship application and provide two letters of reference that describe work ethic, serious approach to studies and quality of personal character. Preferably, one of the letters is to be from an employer. Complete a one-page essay that addresses (1) reasons for wanting to participate in the Corps of Opportunity program (2) financial barriers that make attending school difficult and (3) career and personal goals that illustrate a contribution to the community. Finalists for CO awards will be interviewed by the department or office supervisor for the position being filled.
Deadline:
Applicants must submit the scholarship application, reference letters and FAFSA by March 1 to be eligible for positions available during the summer session. Students who apply after the March 1 deadline may be considered for positions available at the start of the fall semester or, in some cases, during the remainder of the academic year.

Emory Melton Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
When awarded to an incoming freshman, consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities. When awarded to a student enrolled with 30 credit hours or more earned, the student must have maintained an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the major field of history. Award will be made with regard to financial need.
Renewal:
May be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Everett and Opal Parrott Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be a resident of Douglas, Howell, Ozark, Oregon, Shannon, Texas or Wright County. Financial need will be considered.
Renewal:
Scholarship may be renewed automatically as long as the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress as evidenced by a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Glenwood Mustang Milestone Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Applicant must be a graduate of West Plains High School or Koshkonong High School and present letters of reference from two Glenwood School faculty members. When awarded to an incoming freshman, applicant must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher in high school. When awarded to a second-year college student, the applicant must have maintained an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 in high school and maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher in the preceding college credits. Consideration will be given to community involvement and demonstrated performance in extra-curricular and community activities.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply and meet all of the original guidelines to be considered.
Application:
Complete the online scholarship application and submit to the financial aid office letters of reference from two Glenwood School faculty members and an essay in response to the following: “What are your career and educational goals, and how would this scholarship benefit you?”

Glyn Spears Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be properly enrolled at Missouri State University-West Plains. Primary consideration will be financial need with preference given to a student who requires financial assistance but may not qualify for a federal or state grant. Students receiving the Missouri A+ grant are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Recipient must be a graduate of a high school in Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas or Wright County. Recipient may be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered and continue to meet all eligibility requirements.

Graham and Connie O'Neal Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient of this scholarship shall be a student properly enrolled at Missouri State University-West Plains whose area of emphasis or interest is English. The recipient must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester. Consideration will be given to high school performance and college potential. When awarded to a student who has earned 30 hours or more, the student must have a GPA of 3.5 or greater.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered for renewal of the scholarship.

Granvil and Idell Vaughan Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a student who is a Howell County resident. Recipient must have completed 15 credit hours of college course work prior to receiving this scholarship and must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA. Preference will be given to a non-traditional student who plans to pursue a degree in agriculture or education. Recipient may be enrolled full or part time. Financial need may be considered if more than one applicant meets all of the eligibility requirements.
Renewal:
The scholarship is not renewable.

Honorable William Hass Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
The recipient must be pursuing a degree in the discipline of law enforcement or criminal justice. Priority will be given to applicants in the following order: resident of Thayer, Mo.; resident of Oregon County; or a resident from the 37th Judicial Circuit of Missouri. When awarded to an incoming freshman, consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities. When awarded to a returning student, student must have maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Recipient must be enrolled in at least 12 hours each semester. Exceptions may be made when committee feels a part-time student is more deserving. Award will be made with regard to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply and continue to meet all criteria.

Jack and Marian McNevin Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a student who is majoring in the teaching profession either at the elementary or secondary level; recipient must be enrolled in at least one course on the West Plains campus. Applicants must be a resident of Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas or Wright County and must have a 3.0 GPA or higher in all previous educational programs. Award will be made with regard to financial need. Recipient may be a full-time or part-time student.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered for renewal.

Jess Garnett Family Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must have completed at least 15 credit hours with a GPA of 3.0 or higher while seeking a degree in the field of business. Award will be made without regard to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered.

Jim and Cindy McFarland Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
First consideration for award will be given to a resident of Howell County and then to a resident of the remaining six counties in the University’s service area (Douglas, Ozark, Oregon, Shannon, Texas or Wright County). Recipient must be a non-traditional student who is enrolled in at least six hours each semester. Awarded first to an applicant with a declared degree in special education. If no applicant meets that requirement, awarded to a major in the field of elementary education. First consideration will be based on financial need. Secondary consideration will be given to involvement in community activities and demonstration of good citizenship.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply and have a GPA of at least 3.0.

Jim and Nell Peters Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Must be pursuing a major in English or history. First preference will be given to a graduate of West Plains High School, then from applicants who graduated from a Howell County high school. When awarded to an incoming freshman, consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities. When awarded to a student enrolled at the sophomore level or higher, the student must have maintained an overall grade point average of at least 3.5. Award will be made without regard for financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered.

Judge Harold and Martha M. Henry Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient may be either a part-time or a full-time student. Primary consideration will be given to a recipient based on financial need. Preference will be given to a resident of the area served by Missouri State University-West Plains (Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas or Wright County).
Renewal:
May be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Judith Shepard Newman Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must have a total of 30 college hours with a GPA of at least 2.0. Preference given to a female student and priority will first be given to applicants from the seven-county service area (Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas or Wright County). Awarded to a student who has a goal and will make a difference. Award will be made with regard for financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient may be considered for renewal but must reapply by the deadline.

Kent and Barbara Thomas Student Ambassador Book Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient will be selected from the list of student ambassadors chosen for the current academic year. Entering freshmen must have an ACT composite score of 20 or above, and current students must have a cumulative 2.50 GPA. Recipient must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at Missouri State University-West Plains. The scholarship shall cover the full rental cost of books for each semester the student is chosen as a student ambassador. Contact the admissions office for more information on the student ambassador program.
Renewal:
Recipient may be considered for renewal but must reapply and be chosen as a student ambassador.

Lida Risner Bozman and Louis Bozman Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipients should be selected from the upper 10 percent of their high school graduating class and represent good character with qualities of leadership. One recipient must be a graduate from West Plains High School and one recipient from Thayer High School with proceeds to be divided equally. Financial need will be considered.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered. May be used for the completion of a four-year degree on the West Plains campus.

Lillian Meade Darr Endowed Leadership Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient shall be selected from the list of students nominated by high school superintendents to receive the Missouri State University-West Plains Leadership Scholarship. First preference shall be the student nominated by the Eminence High School Superintendent. Second priority will be a student nominated by another high school superintendent within Shannon County. If there are no eligible recipients from Shannon County, an alternate recipient may be selected from other nominations within the seven-county service area. See "Institutionally Funded Scholarships" for other criteria and guidelines.
Renewal:
Recipients must reapply to be considered for renewal. Scholarship renewals will transition to the institutionally-funded Missouri State University-West Plains Leadership Scholarship.

Linda Wood Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be a full-time, degree-seeking student who lives within a 40-mile radius of West Plains. Consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities. When awarded to a student enrolled at the sophomore level or higher, the student must have maintained an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in any chosen field of study. Award will be made with regard to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered. Renewal at the sophomore level or higher requires a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Lorin L. Vaughn Probation & Parole Citizens Advisory Board Scholarship

Criteria:
Scholarship will be awarded to a high school graduating senior from the seven-county service area (Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas or Wright County). Primary consideration should be financial need. When awarded to an incoming freshman, consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities.
Renewal:
Renewed automatically for three additional semesters if a GPA of 2.5 is maintained.

M. O. Looney Community Service Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be enrolled at Missouri State University-West Plains with preference given to a student from Ozark County. When awarded to an incoming freshman, consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities. A returning student must have maintained an overall GPA of at least 3.5 and have demonstrated community involvement in high school and/or during college. Award will be made with regard to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered.

Margaret W. Shaw Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a student enrolled in a program at Missouri State University-West Plains. First preference shall be given to a student from Oregon County. Second preference shall be given to a student from a surrounding county (Ripley, Carter, Howell or Shannon). Provided that no student meets either preference, it may be awarded to a student from any county in Missouri. Applicant must have demonstrated financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered and continue to meet all previous guidelines.

Marianna Hoover Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be full-time, degree-seeking and live in the seven-county area served by Missouri State University-West Plains (Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas or Wright County). For incoming freshmen, consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities. For returning students, a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in any field of study is required. Awards will be made with regard to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply by the deadline.

Marvin Wheeler and Lorene Wheeler Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be a resident of West Plains, Mo., who is interested in pursuing a degree in a math or science field. Consideration will be given to financial need and high school GPA (preferably 3.0 or higher).
Renewal:
Renewable for up to three years, but recipient must reapply each year.
Application:
Complete the online scholarship application and submit to the financial aid office two written recommendations from upper division mathematics instructors.

Mary H. Sheid Student Ambassador Book Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient will be selected from the list of Student Ambassadors chosen for the current academic year. Entering freshmen must have an ACT composite score of 20 or above, and current students must have a cumulative 2.50 GPA. Recipient must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at Missouri State University-West Plains. The scholarship shall cover the full rental cost of books for each semester the student is chosen as a Student Ambassador. Contact the admissions office for more information on the Student Ambassador Program.
Renewal:
Recipient may be considered for renewal but must reapply and be chosen as a Student Ambassador.

Mary Lou and Don Sallee Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
When awarded to a freshman, consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities. Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or be in the upper third of their high school graduating class. Preference will be given to applicants from Wright, Douglas or Ozark County, respectively. Recipient must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours each semester, with a minimum of six hours at the Mountain Grove campus. Awards will be made with regard to financial need if GPA is the same.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered and submit to the financial aid office two letters of recommendation from the faculty on the Mountain Grove campus.

Mildred M. Schobert Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be a non-traditional student who demonstrates financial need, with preference given to a student who shows need but may not qualify for a federal or state grant. Scholarship funds must be used by the student for course fees, student fees, book purchases or supplies; if the student receives other sources of financial aid, the amount of the scholarship will be prorated to cover the remaining need for course/student fees, books and supplies. Recipient may be a full-time or part-time student who is enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered and have demonstrated above average academic performance as a prior recipient.

Mountain Grove 2006 Missouri State Alumni Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a traditional or non-traditional student who is a graduate of Mountain Grove High School. Applicant must be enrolled in a Missouri State University-West Plains program who is attending one or more classes in the Shannon Hall facility in Mountain Grove. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all previous educational programs and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester. Award will be made without regard to financial need.
Renewal:
The scholarship is not renewable.

Mountain Grove Missouri State University Alumni Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a student enrolled in classes at the Shannon Hall facility in Mountain Grove. Primary consideration should be financial need. Preference will be given to an individual who requires some financial assistance but may not qualify for a federal or state grant. Consideration will be given to academic potential as indicated by aptitude tests, and applicant should have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or higher in all previous educational programs. Applicant should demonstrate involvement in community activities.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered.
Application:
Complete the online scholarship application and submit to the financial aid office two letters of recommendation from individuals who can reference the applicant’s involvement in community activities.

Mynde Tarter Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be enrolled in a program at Missouri State University-West Plains. Applicant must be a graduate of the most recent West Plains High School graduating class who was an athlete, had a record of good attendance, and had a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all previous educational programs. Preference will be given to a female student. Consideration will be given to an individual who is goal oriented and serves as a role model or mentor for younger students. Applicant must have good moral values and work ethic as demonstrated by one letter of reference. Award will be made with regard to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered and must continue to meet all required guidelines with the exception of being from the most recent graduating class of West Plains High School.
Application:
Complete the online scholarship application and submit to the financial aid office a letter of reference that demonstrates the applicant's values and work ethic.

Naomi McKee Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be majoring in elementary education and be a graduate of a high school in Ozark or Howell County. Consideration will be given to a student who has demonstrated involvement in the community. Applicant should have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all previous educational programs. Award will be made with regard to financial need, and preference will be given to an individual who requires some financial assistance but may not qualify for a federal or state grant. Scholarship may be used for book purchases.
Renewal:
Recipient may be considered for a one-time renewal but must reapply.

Norman and Peggy Rieger Family Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. Recipient must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA while receiving the scholarship. Preference will be given to a graduate of West Plains High School or Dora High School. First consideration will be based on financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered for renewal and continue to meet all of the criteria including maintaining a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Onita Trett Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must have maintained an overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher and must have completed at least 20 hours of college course work. First preference will be given to a resident of Ozark County, then to a resident of Howell, Oregon or Fulton County (Arkansas), respectively. Priority will be given to an applicant who is majoring in English or communications. Recipient must be enrolled in either an English or a communications class each semester. Award will be made with some regard for financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered.
Application:
Complete the online scholarship application and submit to the financial aid office two academic letters of reference.

Pahlmann Family Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher in all previous educational programs and must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA while receiving this scholarship. First preference will be given to an applicant who is a graduate of an Ozark County high school; if there are no qualified applicants from Ozark County, consideration will then be given to an applicant who is a graduate of a high school in Howell County. Award will be made with regard to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered.

Rita Fugate Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be a student enrolled at Missouri State University-West Plains whose area of emphasis or interest is in mathematics education or pre-engineering, with preference to a student interested in teaching mathematics at the secondary level or in pre-engineering. The recipient must be a graduate of a high school within the seven-county service area (Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas or Wright County). Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all previous educational programs and must be enrolled full time. Selection also will be based on integrity and leadership qualities of the applicant as demonstrated in two letters of reference.
Renewal:
May be renewed one time, but recipient must reapply and continue to meet all of the criteria.
Application:
Complete the online scholarship application and submit to the financial aid office two letters of recommendation referencing the applicant’s integrity and leadership qualities.

Robert Neathery Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities. Preference will be given to a resident of the seven-county area served by Missouri State University-West Plains (Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas or Wright County). Award will be made without regard for financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient may be considered for renewal of the scholarship but must reapply.

Robert T. Drago Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a student who is pursuing a degree in science, excluding nursing. Consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities. Recipient must have a 3.5 or higher GPA or be in the upper third of his/her high school graduating class. Awards will be made without regard to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered.

Roger D. Shaw Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient should be a forestry major from Oregon County. If there are no qualified applicants with a forestry major, then consideration shall be given to majors in agriculture who are residents of Oregon County. In the event there is no qualified applicant in either of these disciplines, then the scholarship may be awarded to a student who is a resident of Oregon County but majoring in another discipline. Applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered for renewal.
Application:
Complete the online scholarship application and submit to the financial aid office at least two written recommendations from previous instructors.

Roy Mayfield Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:
Available to a full-time student with financial need. For entering freshmen, consideration will be given to high school performance, college potential as indicated by aptitude tests and leadership qualities. Students with 30 college credit hours or more must have maintained an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered for renewal.

Samantha Beach Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a student who is a recent graduate of West Plains High School. A minimum 3.0 GPA in all previous educational programs is required. The recipient must be enrolled in 12 credit hours or more each semester. Award will be made without regard to financial need. Preference will be given to a former member of the West Plains High School Cheerleading Squad.
Renewal:
Recipients must reapply to be considered and continue to meet all criteria.

Senator Doyle Childers Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Selection will be made from applicants who are enrolled in a science program and who are residents of one of the following counties: Barry, Christian, Douglas, Howell, Ozark, Stone or Taney. Award will be made to an incoming freshman. Consideration will first be given to financial need, high school performance and college potential as indicated by aptitude tests.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered.

St. Francis Farm Endowed Book Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be a part-time student (nine hours or less) and should not be enrolled in the following disciplines: nursing, technology, physical education or be a member of an intercollegiate athletic team. Consideration will be given to students 25 years of age or older with minor dependent children. Award will be made with regard to financial need.
Renewal:
May be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Tarter-Thompson Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient must be enrolled at Missouri State University-West Plains and a former member of the West Plains High School Chapter of FFA as evidenced by a letter of recommendation from the FFA advisor. The recipient may be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student. Consideration will be given to financial need, with preference to a student who requires some financial assistance but may not qualify for a federal or state grant or who is not receiving the Missouri A+ Grant.
Renewal:
The scholarship is not renewable.
Application:
Complete the online scholarship application and submit to the financial aid office a letter of reference from the West Plains High School FFA advisor.

Ted and Jeanette Gilliam Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
Awarded to a graduate of Willow Springs High School who is majoring in agriculture (preferred) or education. Preference will be given to a resident of Peace Valley, Mo., and a non-traditional student. Applicant should have achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher during his or her high school career and maintain a 3.0 GPA while receiving the scholarship. Awards will be made without regard for financial need. Selection also will be based on integrity and leadership qualities as demonstrated in two letters of reference.
Renewal:
The scholarship may be renewed one time, but recipient must reapply to be considered.
Application:
Complete the online scholarship application and submit to the financial aid office two letters of reference demonstrating the applicant's integrity and leadership qualities.

Vivian H. Drago Endowed Leadership Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient shall be selected from the list of qualified students nominated by school district superintendents from high schools in the seven-county service area (Howell, Wright, Texas, Douglas, Ozark, Oregon and Shannon Counties). See "Institutionally Funded Scholarships" for other criteria and guidelines.
Renewal:
Recipients must reapply to be considered for renewal. Scholarship renewals will transition to the institutionally-funded Missouri State University-West Plains Leadership Scholarship.

Walt Wegner Scholarship for Religious Studies

Criteria:
Awarded to a student who is enrolled at Missouri State University, either the Springfield or the West Plains campus. First priority will be given to students on the West Plains campus who are pursuing a major or minor in religious studies. Second priority will be given to students who graduated from a high school in the seven-county service area (Howell, Wright, Texas, Ozark, Douglas, Oregon and Shannon Counties). Recipient must have completed at least 30 college credit hours, including three hours of religious studies course work, with a GPA of at least 3.5. Awards will be made without regard to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered.

West Plains Bank & Trust Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:
First preference is to a resident of Howell County. Second preference is to a resident of the remaining six counties of the service area (Douglas, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas or Wright County). If awarded to a student enrolled at the junior or senior level, the student must have maintained an overall grade point average of at least 3.0. Priority will be given to a student majoring in the field of business who is enrolled in a Springfield program on the West Plains campus; however, if there is no qualified candidate, the award can be made to a student majoring in any academic area offered by Missouri State University-Springfield on the West Plains campus. Award will be made without regard to financial need.
Renewal:
Recipient must reapply to be considered.

West Plains Campus Letters and Communications Scholarship

Criteria:
When awarded to an incoming freshman, consideration will be given to students with a B average and ACT score of 22 or above, majoring in English or communications, and with leadership qualities as shown through extra-curricular activities. When awarded to a student who has earned 30 hours or more, student must have maintained an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA of at least 3.5 in English or communications. Awards will be made with regard for financial need.
Renewal:
May be renewed one time if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and reapplies for the scholarship.

William and Virginia Darr Endowed Leadership Scholarship

Criteria:
Recipient shall be selected from the list of qualified students nominated by school district superintendents from high schools in the seven-county service area (Howell, Wright, Texas, Douglas, Ozark, Oregon and Shannon Counties). See "Institutionally Funded Scholarships" for other criteria and guidelines.
Renewal:
Recipients must reapply to be considered for renewal. Scholarship renewals will transition to the institutionally-funded Missouri State University-West Plains Leadership Scholarship.