The following merit scholarships are automatic for new students entering in the Fall 2013 semester if they meet the stated requirements. Transfer students are students who have attempted 12 or more hours of college credit since the date of high school completion. None of these scholarships may be combined with an athletic scholarship offer. You may contact our Admissions Office at (877) 434-1115 if you have questions regarding scholarship information and eligibility.
FRESHMEN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
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*Deadline of Jan. 30. Scholarships are by interview only. Contact your admissions counselor.
All amounts are annual and renewable provided that students meet GPA requirements listed in the catalog.
TRANSFER ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Major-$3,000 per year
Minor $1,500 per year
Directed by the Chairman of the Humanities Division. Must file application verifying public commitment to participate in a ministry of preaching, youth, religious education, music or missions. Must be majoring or minoring in one of these areas and enrolled in an REMU 010/020 course.
Christian Service Award
$1,500 per year
Dependents of/or ministers, missionaries, church officials of the regular payroll, employees of Southern Baptist agencies, staff, faculty or administrators of Christian High Schools (30 hour position). Complete Christian Service Scholarship Application.
$1,000 per year
Members in good standing of a Southern Baptist Church. A letter from the church is required yearly. Student must be an active participant in local church activities when available. Complete Denominational Scholarship Application.
Christian High School Graduates
$500 per year
First-time freshmen who graduated from a Christian High School (1st year only).
Up to $1,000 yearly
Church contributions toward a student’s cost will be matched up to $500 per semester, not to exceed $1,000 per year. Church must submit a church contract provided by the college that verifies contributions are from a specified line item in the church budget. Signature of a church official is required.
Based on selection and participation in athletics, cheerleading, music, band or ensemble groups such as Spirit Wing. Detailed information is available from the respective areas. Note that music scholarships replace academic scholarships but can be combined with other institutional scholarships. However, athletic awards may not be combined with any other type of institutional scholarship.
$500 per year
An incoming freshman student completing a minimum of six hours of credit through the EXCEL program (1st year only). Complete college admission and both an institutional and a federal application for financial aid.
Up to 50% of Tuition (Undergraduate); $750/semester (Graduate – Main Campus Only)
Missouri Baptist University graduates who have earned a bachelor’s degree at MBU. Degree must be conferred in advance. Must be full-time on our main campus. Complete Alumni Concession and Grant Application.
$1,500 per year
Students from the same immediate family who are enrolled during the same semester as full-time students. This includes parents, siblings and spouses. Complete Family Award Application.
The Federal Pell Grant is based on “need” determined by FAFSA results. The award amount of this grant varies according to Expected Family Contribution (EFC), enrollment status and attendance. The Pell Grant is only available to undergraduate students. The maximum amount for the 2013-2014 academic year is $5,645. The minimum amount for the same year is $605. Students must apply by completing the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is based on exceptional financial need. FSEOG is awarded on a limited basis. The total award amount for the 2013-2014 academic year is $750. The FSEOG grant is only available to undergraduate students working on their first bachelor’s degree.
Post 911 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program
Missouri Baptist University is pleased to offer a tuition-free education to students who qualify for full benefits under the Post 911 GI Bill. Veterans must have served more than 36 cumulative months of active duty since Sept. 10, 2001. To determine eligibility for Post 911 GI Benefits or to apply, visit the VA website. For information on MBU’s Yellow Ribbon Program, which will cover the balance of tuition after Post 911 benefits are applied, call your admissions representative at (877) 434-1115.
Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.
TEACH Grant Conditions
In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students (see below for more information on high-need fields and schools serving low-income students). As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant. IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will be charged interest from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.
TEACH Grant Student Eligibility Requirements
To receive a TEACH Grant, you must meet the following criteria:
For more information, refer to the Teach Grant Fact Sheet.
TEACH GRANT ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS
Bachelor of Science in Education
Bachelor of Science
Master of Arts in Teaching with initial certification in the following areas:
Master of Arts in Teaching with add-on certification in the following areas:
Other possible teacher shortage areas are listed in the Department of Education’s Annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing.
ACCESS Missouri Program
Eligibility of funds is determined by the state based on financial need and other factors. To apply, students must complete the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application deadline is April 1. To be considered for this award, a student must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen, a resident of Missouri, undergraduate student, be enrolled full-time and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students majoring in Religion, Religious Education, Church Music, Ministry and Leadership or Worship Arts are ineligible for this grant. The current authorized award amount for the 2013-2014 academic year is a minimum of $2,000. More information on the ACCESS Missouri Program.
Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship Program
This scholarship was established for students who are employed while attending school part-time. To be eligible, a student must: be enrolled at least half-time (6 semester hours) but less than full time (12 semester hours); be employed and compensated for at least 20 hours per week; be at least 18 years of age; demonstrate financial need; maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by Missouri Baptist University; be a Missouri resident and a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen; and not be pursuing a degree or certificate in Religion, Religious Education, Church Music, Ministry and Leadership or Worship Arts. To apply, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application deadline is April 1. More information on the Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship.
Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship (Bright Flight)
Missouri high school graduates who score in the top 3 percent of Missouri students on the ACT or SAT are eligible for this $2,000 scholarship awarded by the State of Missouri. Students may obtain an application from their high school counselor. The application deadline is February 1. Students must be enrolled for at least 12 hours each semester to receive this scholarship. More information on the Bright Flight Program.
Missouri Minority Teaching Scholarship
This scholarship is a competitive $3,000 per year award that can be renewed for up to four years, and is available through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Missouri Minority Teaching Scholarship awards are contingent upon a match from Missouri Baptist University. Applicants must meet the following requirements: be enrolled in a program of study leading to certification in Missouri; be a Missouri resident; be African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic American or Native American; be a high school senior, college student or returning adult (without a baccalaureate degree) who rank in the top 25 percent of their high school class and score at or above the 75th percentile on the ACT or SAT exam or who have completed 30 college hours and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, OR individuals with a baccalaureate degree who are returning to an approved math or science teacher education program. Completed application packets must be submitted by February 15th. More information on the Minority Teaching Scholarship.
Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program
This scholarship is designed to assist academically talented minority and underrepresented individuals pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an environmental course of study. Award amounts vary each year, but the average award in 2010-2011 was $3,996. More information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.
Additional State Programs for MBU Students
Advanced Placement Incentive Grant
Kids’ Change Scholarship Program
Public Service Officer or Employee’s Child Survivor Grant Program
Vietnam Veteran Survivor Grant Program