The partnership between Missouri State University and Wyman continues to expand and encourages more students to further their education.
The existing Wyman-Morley Scholarship covers tuition, fees, and room and board.
Now, all Wyman Leaders students who apply for the Wyman-Morley Scholarship will automatically qualify for the new Missouri State/Wyman Freshman Scholarship.
To receive the Missouri State/Wyman Freshman Scholarship (valued at $2,000 annually), students must be:
- An active member of Wyman during their senior year of high school.
- An active member of Wyman for at least one year.
- In good standing with Wyman as of the date of nomination.
- Nominated by Wyman.
- Qualify for admission to MSU and enroll as full-time students the year they graduate from high school.
- Have not received another MSU scholarship of equal or greater value.
“One of our main goals is to continue to make Missouri State accessible to all, and this is one more step toward that goal,” said MSU President Clif Smart. “This expansion will open the door for more students to believe in their dreams and know that their college goals are possible.”
The Missouri State/Wyman-Morley Scholarship
Over the past 12 years, the Missouri State/Wyman-Morley Scholarship has enabled 26 deserving students to graduate with bachelor’s degrees with minimal to no debt.
Each year, the Wyman-Morley Scholarship is awarded to two students.
The scholarship covers in-state tuition, student services fee, course fees, and room and board for the fall and spring semesters.
To earn the scholarship, students must:
- Apply for admission by March 1 of their senior year.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before Feb. 1.
- Be nominated by Wyman.
To keep the scholarship, students must remain an active member in good standing of Wyman.
To show Wyman’s and the university’s full commitment to supporting students through their college careers, both scholarships can be renewed for three years.
Through this partnership, many first-generation students have been set up for success.
“We’re enormously grateful for this enduring and successful partnership and celebrate its expansion to more students,” said Wyman’s President Claire Wyneken.
A study conducted by the EJournal of Public Affairs, showed that Wyman Leaders program combined with MSU resulted in higher GPA’s and retention rates.
Free tuition, fees available for Pell-eligible students
Missouri State recently announced another initiative to improve access to higher education.
New Missouri undergraduate students who are eligible for Pell Grants won’t pay any tuition or fees at Missouri State University.
The MoState Access Award will cover all tuition and fees that aren’t covered by other scholarships and grants.