Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship

The Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship from the Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation is named in honor of Allan Walker Purdy. This program provides merit-based scholarships to emerging leaders who are outstanding students and who have the need for additional resources for higher education. This scholarship supports candidates who demonstrate leadership, character and academic performance. 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.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of academic performance, leadership potential, and character. Selected students will be those who have a vision, are eager to make their contribution to the world, and have the work ethic to bring their dreams to fruition. Unmet financial need will also be considered.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be a Missouri resident and U.S. citizen
  • Attend a Missouri, PUBLIC, four-year university or the State Technical College of Missouri
  • Be a college sophomore, junior or senior for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Have unmet financial need
  • Be a full-time student
  • Generally, have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher is required

This application requires one reference. The reference should be from someone who can speak to instances where you have demonstrated leadership. Your application may not be considered if the reference is not submitted.

Student’s EFC range (as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)) will factor into decision – higher need students will be weighted heavier in the application process. Unmet need will also be a factor.

Award recipients will be notified in mid-July.

This summary is not intended as a comprehensive description of the program. For more information, click here.

Questions? Contact Taylor Grimm, Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation, at info@moslf.org.

The Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, color, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability.

Donor
Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation
Award
varies, up to $5,000
Deadline
06/30/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Your Scholarship Central General Application will be attached to this application and reviewed by the committee selecting recipients for this scholarship. Please make sure your General Application is updated with your MOST RECENT transcript (that shows grades for last semester) and has the correct college/university/school listed as the school for which you are requesting funding. If you are a current college student, please make sure you answered the question asking for your college GPA.
  2. STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR): Please upload a copy of your Student Aid Report. The SAR is the document resulting from the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA may be filed online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Once you have completed the FAFSA, upload your SAR here.
  3. Please tell us about your campus involvement, community service and similar activities. List each organization only one time.
    • 1. Organization
    • 2. Dates of involvement
    • 3. Activities/role
  4. If there are extenuating circumstances that limit your ability to participate in campus or community activities, please describe those circumstances.
  5. When answering the following, keep in mind the committee is focused on leadership. Be sure to clearly note examples of how you have demonstrated leadership and include a description of your leadership style.
    • Give an example how you have demonstrated leadership and include a description of your leadership style.
    • The scholarship review committee wants to get to know you! Describe the hardest or most challenging thing you have ever done in your life. How has the experience impacted you and developed your leadership qualities?
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