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. Awarded students will have the opportunity to renew for a total of up to 3 years.

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.

Applicants must:

  • Be considered a Missouri resident by the institution.
  • Be an undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior attending a Missouri 4-year or 2-year higher education institution for the 2021-2022 academic year. Click here to see eligible schools list.
  • Be enrolled full-time and making satisfactory academic progress.
  • Generally, a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher is required.
  • Student’s EFC range as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) will factor into decision. Unmet need will also be a factor.

This application requires one reference. The reference should be from an instructor, advisor, supervisor or other similarly qualified individual who can speak to instances where you have demonstrated leadership. Your application may not be considered if the reference is not submitted.

Award recipients will be notified by mid-July 2021.

For more information about this scholarship, click here to see the brochure.

Questions? Contact Taylor Grimm, Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation, at info@moslf.org or 636.733.3712.

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.

Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation
varies, up to $5,000, renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. To be considered for this scholarship, your Scholarship Central General Application MUST include your last semester (Fall) transcript with grades and GPA. If you previously uploaded an earlier transcript, please upload a new transcript to your General Application and change your answer to the GPA question. If your college choice has changed, please update that as well.
  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. What is your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)? The EFC can be found on the Student Aid Report (SAR).
  4. Upload the Financial Aid Award letter for the college you plan to attend, if it is available by the application deadline. If you do not have it uploaded, you will be contacted to email the document before an award is considered.
  5. We’re looking for college campus/community involvement. List all organizations you are currently involved in or hold leadership positions with. Do not include high school activities.
    • 1. Organization
    • 2. Dates of involvement
    • 3. Activities/role
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