Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation

Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation

The Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation (MSLF) was created in 2010 and is a tax-exempt, nonprofit, 501©(3) corporation. MSLF was formed by MOHELA to help make higher education more accessible and affordable for Missouri families. By providing scholarships, grants and low-cost student loans, MSLF supports persistence to graduation from institutions of higher education by Missouri citizens. MSLF’s mission is to provide innovative products and services to help Missouri students, particularly those with insufficient financial resources, to prepare for, enter into and successfully complete higher education at Missouri institutions.

MSLF Programs:
Access EXTRA Scholarship
MSLF’s Access EXTRA Scholarship is a private scholarship for students who have a certain high school GPA and meet the need criteria for the state’s Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program of having an Expected Family Contribution of 12,000 or less as determined on the FAFSA. The application deadline is May 31 of the current year or until funding is depleted. Applications may be submitted online through My Scholarship Central.

Finish Line Degree Completion Grant
Past due balances owed to higher education institutions can be a major barrier for students who have left school. The goal of this program is to increase degree completion in the state of Missouri by assisting students who have a past due balance preventing the student from re‐enrolling and completing their degree. The application is open year-round. Applications may be submitted online through My Scholarship Central.

My Missouri “MyMO” Scholarship Promise
“MyMO" leads high school freshmen from low-income families on a successful path to prepare, save and plan for post-secondary education. As students complete and achieve certain benchmarks throughout high school, by their senior year they will earn a $10,000 promised scholarship to attend a Missouri school. Additionally, when the family opens a 529 savings plan and adds funds, MSLF adds additional funding to the account. Applications must be completed before the end of the 9th grade year and closes June 30 of the current year. Applications may be submitted online through My Scholarship Central.

Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship
The Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship, named in honor of Allan Walker Purdy, is designed to provide scholarships to emerging leaders who are outstanding students and who have a need for additional resources for higher education. This scholarship supports candidates who demonstrate academic merit, strong leadership potential and exceptional character. Additionally, these students have a vision, are eager to make their contribution to the world and have the work ethic to bring their dreams to fruition. The application deadline is May 31 of the current year. Applications may be submitted online through My Scholarship Central.

Missouri Family Education Loan Program (MOFELP)
MOFELP is an interest-free, fee-free private student loan program designed for students with academic potential who lack financial resources. The purpose of the program is to help fill the financial aid gap for Missouri students attending Missouri schools. Funds are limited each academic year and are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information go to mslf.mohela.com.

Director’s Choice Emergency Grant
The Director’s Choice Emergency Grant from MSLF is designed to assist Missouri students who have an urgent
financial need that may prevent them from continuing a degree or program. Eligible students attending an eligible Missouri institution are identified by the Director of Financial Aid at the school.

Contact MSLF with questions!