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Participants who successfully complete the American Legion Auxiliary Missouri Girls State program in its entirety and finish in good standing will be eligible to apply for the following scholarship opportunities:


Missouri Girls State Citizen Leadership Scholarship for Lindenwood University

The American Legion Auxiliary Missouri Girls State Citizen Leadership Scholarship will be awarded to one (1) ALA MGS citizen.  It covers a full 4-year (8 consecutive semesters) college scholarship at Lindenwood University.  Each scholarship is valued at $19,900, covering full tuition, and requires on-campus residency.  This scholarship is offered through the Lindenwood University Office of Admissions and must be completed by June 18, 2023.

Lindenwood University Army ROTC

Lindenwood University Army ROTC offers unlimited full tuition and fees scholarships. On top of the scholarships provided by the Army ROTC, Lindenwood University also covers all room and board expenses for Army ROTC scholarship students. You can find more information in the website listed above. The Army ROTC program allows you to graduate college and have a guaranteed career following graduation in the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. For more information, contact Lee Rodriguez at 314-925-5521 or via e-mail at

Samsung American Legion Scholarship Application

American Legion

1 at $1000 and 5 at $500

All MGS participants who are descendants of a veteran who served at least 90 days on active duty are eligible to apply for the $1000 Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship. Missouri Girls State participants who are current members of or a descendant of a member of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion and are unmarried, under the age of 21, and a resident of Missouri are eligible to apply for a $500 Joseph J. Frank Scholarship. Contact the American Legion Department of Missouri at 573-893-2353 for application and any additional information. 

University of Central Missouri

10 scholarships available at $1,500 each

The University of Central Missouri Girls State Scholarship has been developed to recognize outstanding leadership as demonstrated by those students who successfully complete the 2017 session of Missouri Girls State. The scholarship award value for the 2018-19 academic year is $1500, to be divided evenly between the 2018 Fall and 2019 Spring semesters. To apply, students are encouraged to complete and submit the application at by March 1.

Additional UCM scholarship information is available at For more information, contact Lucy Vickers, 1100 Ward Edwards Bldg., University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 64093. Email: Telephone: 660-543-4541. FAX: 660-543-8080

Cottey College

Unlimited at $1,000 each

Missouri Girls State participants who have been admitted to Cottey College by February 1 as full-time incoming freshmen are eligible. Students must provide documentation of participation in Missouri Girls State to the Enrollment Management Office when applying for admission. This $1,000 scholarship will be divided evenly between the fall and spring semesters. These awards are stackable with other Cottey scholarships and are renewable annually with a cumulative 3.0 GPA. For more information, contact the Enrollment Management Office at 888-526-8839 or

Crowder College

$650 per semester

Missouri Girls State high school seniors, graduating from an accredited Missouri High school, who rank in the top 15% of their class or score at least 25 on their ACT qualify for this award. The scholarship is renewable for three consecutive semesters, if the student enrolls in and successfully completes a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. Scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees and books.

The initial scholarship award must be used within one year of testing date or graduation. A+ students are now eligible for this scholarship. Recipient must also sign and return acceptance forms and high school transcripts must be on file to confirm eligibility of scholarship before it will be applied. For more information, contact: Michele McQuality, Financial Aid Office, 601 LaClede, Neosho MO 64850 or 417-455-5678.

Missouri Baptist University

$1500 per year

In recognition of outstanding achievements of students completing the Missouri Girls State program, MBU will award those students scholarships valued at $1,500 each per academic year.  Applicants must be admitted to the University before applying for the scholarship.  Each scholarship is renewable each year, but the student must maintain a 2.8 GPA or better to be eligible for renewal.

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Missouri Southern State University

10 at $800 each - Renewable

High School graduates, who are Missouri Boys or Girls State Citizens and score 26 or above composite score on the ACT Placement Test may receive the MSSU Boys/Girls State Scholarship valued at $800 per year. It is renewable up to 8 semesters if the student completes at least 24 credit hours for the Fall and Spring semesters combined with a 3.0 Overall/Cumulative GPA at the end of each Spring semester. Students must be enrolled full-time and use this scholarship within one year after graduation. The MSSU Boys/Girls State Scholarship will apply towards direct institutional costs only and will not be refundable to the student. This scholarship can be stacked with Presidential, Excellence, A+ Leadership, and Foundation Scholarships up to direct institutional costs.

Missouri State University

5 at $1,000 each

Missouri State University will offer up to 5 awards of $1,000 each year to entering freshmen who participated in Girls State. To be chosen for this competitive award, students must have both a solid academic record and a strong record of leadership. This award is non-renewable. It can be combined with other Missouri State awards and scholarships with the exception of the Presidential, University, Governors, and Inclusive Excellence scholarships. Students must apply for admission, submit the General and Departmental Scholarship Application, and provide verification of Girls State attendance to the Office of Student Financial Aid by March 1 of their senior year. Standard policies with respect to scholarship eligibility, available online at, apply to this award. Contact: Office of Student Financial Aid, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield MO 65897, 1-800-283-4243 or FAScholarships@MissouriState.Edu.

Missouri University of Science and Technology

1 scholarship available at $500

One student who participated in Missouri Girls State is eligible to receive a $500 scholarship. Admitted Missouri S&T students, use your username and password from Joe's to login and apply on-line at by February 1 of the student's senior year in high school. Financial need will be taken into consideration in selecting the recipient. The recipient for this scholarship will be informed in writing by April 15. Contact: Student Financial Assistance, Missouri S&T, G-1 Parker Hall, Rolla MO 65409 or 1-800-522-0938.

Missouri Valley College

Annual Room and Board: $8,400

Girls State participants will receive annual Room and Board at Missouri Valley College. Requirements include admission to Missouri Valley College and proof of participation in Girls State. All Institutional scholarships are not "stack-able". The one scholarship that gives one the most benefit will be awarded.

North Central Missouri College

Up to 2 at $500 each

Scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen who have attended Missouri Girls State and selection will be based on academic merit. Applicants must apply for admission to NCMC and complete a Scholarship Application. Scholarship recipients will receive notification by May 15th.

Northwest Missouri State University

10 awards at $8,000 each, awarded competitively - Renewable

Northwest Missouri State offers up to 10 President’s Scholarship awards to entering freshmen. This competitive scholarship is awarded based on a variety of factors, including academic performance, leadership, and civic engagement. Your participation in Girl’s State will be an experience that can be considered during our evaluation process for students who are eligible for the President’s Scholarship. For more information about this award please visit


Rockhurst University

5 at $500 each

Scholarships will be awarded to incoming first time freshmen who are enrolled full-time and meet Rockhurst admission requirements. These scholarships are renewable. Submit a letter of interest and verification of attendance at Missouri Girls State. Contact: Director of Financial Aid, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City MO 64110 or 1-800-842-6776.


State Fair Community College

1 at $500

State Fair Community College will award this scholarship to an incoming freshman who has attended Missouri Girls State the previous academic year. The award recipient must have earned a 3.0 GPA during grade 9 - 12, verified by their academic record. The student must be enrolled full time at SFCC pursuing an AA or AAS degree. Submit verification of attendance at Missouri Girls State as an attachment.


State Technical College of Missouri

1 at $1200- Renewable

Applicant  must be a Missouri Girls State Citizen and rank in the top 30% of their high school class to qualify for this tuition waiver. The recipient will receive a work grant valued at $1200 per year, renewable if a 3.000 GPA is maintained and a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester are completed at State Technical College of Missouri. Outside funding available to the student will take precedence over the college tuition waiver. Missouri Girls State participation certificate must be presented to the Office of Financial Aid. Priority deadline is May 1st for fall enrollment. Contact: Director of Financial Aid, State Technical College, One Technology Drive, Linn MO 65051 or 1-800-743-TECH.


Southeast Missouri State University

Unlimited available, $1,000.00

Southeast provides an unlimited number of Residence Life Leadership awards to full-time incoming freshmen with at least a 3.0 GPA and 18 ACT (900 SAT) that were Missouri Girls State participants. It can be combined with the Presidents's or University academic scholarships, but cannot be combined with the Governor's or Regents' academic scholarships. Application deadline is Dec 1. Please complete and submit the Residence Life Leadership Award application. Contact: Office of Admissions, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza MS3550, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 or call 573-651-2590.


Stephens College

Stephens College is a private women's college located in Columbia, Missouri. Stephens offers Merit Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $15,000 that are renewable annually. All Missouri Girls State participants accepted to Stephens with at least a 3.0 GPA, and an ACT score of 20 or above qualify, with the amount being determined by the strength of the recipient's overall academic and leadership credentials. To apply, complete the Stephens College application for admission form online at If you have questions please contact Stephens College Admissions, 1200 E. Broadway, Columbia MO 65201 or 1-800-876-7207.


Truman State University

$1,000 each, awarded competitively - Renewable

Accepted applicants who participated in Missouri Girls State are eligible to be considered on a competitive basis for a limited number of $1,000 Girls State Scholarships. The awards are renewable according to the scholarship renewal requirements provided at the time the offer is extended to the student. Contact: Admissions, Ruth Towne Museum & Visitors Center, Truman State University, Kirksville MO 63501, 1-800-892-7792 or


University of Missouri (Columbia)

5 scholarships at $1000 each

Five participants of Missouri Girls State who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and leadership potential are eligible for this non-renewable award. Complete the Scholarship application for entering freshmen by December 1st of the year prior to your attendance by following the directions found here: Within the application you will see questions specific to your participation in Girls State and any positions you've held. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship application please email


Washington University

Unlimited at $2500 each

Missouri Girls State participants who have been admitted to the University are eligible. Contact: Student Financial Services by phone at (314) 935-5900, by email at, or by mail at One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 10410, St. Louis MO 63130-4899.


Webster University

Unlimited at $1000 each

Renewable scholarships are available to Missouri Girls State participants who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, rank in the top 33% of their graduating class and have a high ACT score. Verification of participation in the Girls State Program is required.

Separate application required.

Contact: Shannon Frank, University Scholarship Coordinator,


Westminster College

Unlimited at various amounts

As an excellent representative of leadership and character, which is required of all Westminster scholarship recipients; students who have participated in the Missouri Girls State Program meet this component of eligibility for scholarship consideration. Students must be admitted to the College before scholarship consideration will be given. Contact: Director of Financial Aid, 501 Westminster Ave, Fulton MO 65251 or 1-800-475-3361.


Williams Woods University

Leadership Award: 1 or 2 available at $2000 (residential student) or $1000 (commuter student). Applicants MUST have served as the Governor of Girls State. Participant Award: 5 at $1000 (residential student) or $500 (commuter student). Applicants MUST have served as a participant of Girls State. Both awards require a minimum ACT score of 23 or SAT of 1050 (critical reading + math). These awards are available on a first come first serve basis to first-year freshmen and are not renewable. These awards are stackable with other William Woods Scholarships and documentation of participation must be submitted. Contact: Office of Enrollment Services of William Woods University, One University Ave, Fulton MO 65251 or 1-800-995-3159. You can also learn more at about William Woods University at:

There are also many leadership scholarships at various schools that Missouri Girls State would qualify you for. Please speak with the Financial Aid Office of your college of choice to make sure you are taking advantage of all offers available to you.



SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS: Thank you for your continued generous support of the Missouri Girls State program and its participants. Should you wish to add or edit a scholarship opportunity, please contact the MGS Scholarship Committee at or 347-839-1396.

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