Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship

The Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship from the Missouri Scholarship & 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.

Applicants must:

  • Be a Missouri resident.
  • Be an undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior attending a Missouri 4-year or 2-year higher education institution for the 2022-2023 academic year. Click here to see eligible schools list.
  • Be enrolled full-time, unless enrolled in final semester prior to degree completion.
  • Making Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the school.
  • Generally, a cumulative college GPA of 2.50 or higher is required.
  • Student’s EFC range as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 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 2022.

This scholarship is renewable for a maximum of three years. Recipients must continue to meet the eligibility requirements, maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50, demonstrate continued campus/community involvement, and otherwise maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by your school.

Click here for detailed information about the Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship.

If this award is used for educational expenses that are not required for your academic program, such as housing, meals or transportation, your scholarship may be considered taxable income. You should consult your tax advisor about your specific situation
If awarded the scholarship, the amount may be reduced if your unmet need (i.e., your Cost of Attendance minus other scholarships and grants) is less than the scholarship.
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.

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

Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation
varies, up to $5,000, renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. This scholarship is for students who will attend an eligible Missouri public or private higher education institution. Click here to see a list of eligible schools. What school will you attend next year?
  2. Does your My Scholarship Central General Application contain your most recent official or unoffical transcript?
  3. 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.
  4. What is your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)? The EFC can be found on the Student Aid Report (SAR).
  5. 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.
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