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 the following scholarships.

 

Institutional Scholarships

The Academic Merit Scholarship is based on GPA and test scores. The following scholarships can be combined up to the cost of tuition.

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 ACT

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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Office of Financial Aid

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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