Money Hunt: Missouri Scholarships

Recently, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon increased the award amounts for several 2013 Missouri scholarships, including the need-based Access Missouri and A+ Scholarship, as well as the merit-based Bright Flight.

Each Bright Flight scholarship will increase from $1,750 to $2,000, and will benefit up to 6,100 Missouri graduates who have top rankings in the state on their SAT or ACT tests.

To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:

  • be a Missouri resident and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • have a composite score on the ACT or SAT in either the top 3% of all Missouri students taking those tests, or the top 4th or 5th percentiles of all Missouri students taking those tests
  • enroll as a first-time student and receive the scholarship in the academic year immediately following high school graduation
  • enroll fulltime at a participating Missouri school
  • submit supplemental eligibility information, if requested, by the deadline established by the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE)
  • not be pursuing a degree or certificate in theology or divinity

An application is not needed because the MDHE will receive students’ composite ACT and SAT scores and will send out approval letters.