MBU ECP First Generation Initiative

Partnering through Concurrent Enrollment to Increase Educational Attainment in Missouri


MBU has an impressive history of working with first generation students. Approximately 20 percent of new students at MBU are first generation. Additionally, MBU’s Early College Partnerships concurrent enrollment program has broadened horizons of college bound students for more than three decades. This program aims to connect two proven MBU programs in bridging the access gap to higher education for high achieving first generation students.


This program guarantees that nominated students will receive a minimum of $16,000 per year in MBU Scholarships. The $16,000 represents an accumulated total of all institutional aid. Should a student qualify for a higher scholarship based on academic merit, the student will be awarded the greater scholarship in lieu of the First-Generation funds. The scholarship cannot be stacked with other merit or talent-based aid. The scholarship is renewable annually provided that the student maintains a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA.


Nominated students must be seniors with a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average. Nominees should be from a family in which neither parent earned a college degree.


Each MBU ECP teacher or coordinator will be allowed to nominate one student from his/her school.

  • The MBU ECP teacher or coordinator will complete a nomination form and submit it to the MBU ECP Office along with a letter of recommendation and a transcript that shows the student’s cumulative GPA and ACT score of 20 or higher.
  • The student should complete the MBU Application for Admission.

Nominations are due by December 1.

Nomination Form: 2020 FIRST GENERATION Designation Form

Students will be notified through a financial aid award letter that they have received the scholarship.

For more information, contact the MBU Early College Partnerships office at Missouri Baptist University by e-mailing MBUECP@mobap.edu or by calling 314-392-2203.