Stephens awards more than $9 million in scholarships every year. Nearly all our students receive institutional scholarships or grants. Upon acceptance to our undergraduate residential college as first-year college student, you will be automatically considered for merit scholarships.

 

2020/2021 Institutional Scholarships

The following scholarships were offered in Fall 2020/Spring 2021. Scholarship offerings are subject to change for students entering in Fall 2021/Spring 2022. 

Scholarship Name Amount per year (unless otherwise noted) Terms Eligibility

Academic Merit Scholarship

Starting at $8,000

Renewable up to 8 semesters

Learn of eligibility upon acceptance.
Based on GPA/ACT or SAT

Susie Legacy Scholarship

$1,000

Renewable up to 8 semesters

Legacy definition: A relative (i.e. parent, sister, aunt/uncle, grandparent) has graduated from or is currently enrolled in the undergraduate, residential program at Stephens

A+ Program

$1,000

Renewable up to 8 semesters

Missouri Department of Higher Education A+ Program

Stephens Scholars Honors Program Scholarship

$1,000

Renewable up to 8 semesters

Accept invitation to join the Stephens Scholars Program

High Academic Achievement Award

$2,000

Renewable up to 8 semesters

ACT 30+/SAT 1360+ and GPA 3.5+

National Merit Finalist

$5,000

First-year award only

National Merit Scholarship Competition

National Hispanic Recognition

$5,000

First-year award only

National Merit Scholarship Competition

Stars Athletic Scholarship

Starting at $1,000

Renewable up to 8 semesters

Athletic scholarship awarded by the coach of one of our 6 NAIA athletic teams and/or esports team

Academic Program Scholarship

$2,000

First-year award; only 2 per program

Determined by program faculty with decision by March 1

 

First-Year Student Scholarship Eligibility

  • Must be classified as First Time in College (FTIC), having earned fewer than 10 college credits after high school graduation.
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more per semester).
  • No scholarships can ever total more than tuition (no refund checks).
  • Renewable awards are for a maximum of 8 semesters or as noted.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA required to maintain and renew awards.
  • International students are eligible for all published awards.
  • Academic Merit Scholarships are determined upon acceptance.
  • All Awards and Scholarships are per year, to be divided and applied to the fall/spring terms.
  • First-Year Awards will be prorated 50% if student begins in spring semester.
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Campus Box 2124
(573) 876-7106, Ext. 4106 (573) 876-2320 [email protected] Lela Raney Wood Hall 216 Meet the Team

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