Missouri Girls State/Missouri Boys State Citizen Leadership Scholarships presented by Lindenwood University.

This application is open to 2023 participants of The American Legion Boys State of Missouri and The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State held at LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY from June 24-July 1, 2023

The Missouri Girls State/Missouri Boys State Citizen Leadership Scholarships are two (2) full 4-year (8 consecutive semesters) college scholarships at Lindenwood University. Each scholarship is valued at $19,900 covering full tuition and requires on-campus residency. This scholarship will be awarded to one (1) student participant from the 2023 MBS session and one (1) student participant from the 2023 MGS session. This scholarship is offered through the Lindenwood University Office of Admissions. The scholarship will be awarded based on merit and need of the applicant. The applicant must plan to be enrolled as a full-time student at Lindenwood University and maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout the term of the scholarship. The applicant must participate fully and complete the entire week of Missouri Boys State and Missouri Girls State to be eligible. The Citizen Leadership Scholarship exceeds and replaces any Merit Scholarship a student is offered at Lindenwood.

The MBS Trust and MGS Scholarship Committees will review the applications and determine finalists to be interviewed during the week of Missouri Boys State at LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY in Saint Charles. Finalists will be notified of the time, date and place for interviews during the week of the MBS and MGS program. The scholarships will be awarded at the Final Assembly at Missouri Boys State and Missouri Girls State on Saturday morning, June 18. A first and second runner-up will be selected by the scholarship committee. The recipients must meet the scholarship criteria set forth by the scholarship committee as communicated at the time of the award. Should the awardee fail to maintain academic performance during the scholarship term, the remaining scholarship funds will be available to the first runner-up and then second runner-up.

Questions regarding this scholarship for Boys State or Girls State participants? Contact Mike Stewart, mike.stewart@moboysstate.org

Supplemental Questions
  1. This scholarship is only for students attending Missouri Boys State or Missouri Girls State during summer 2023. Only complete this application if you are a participant.
  2. List high school activities (sports, clubs, offices, etc.).
    • 1. Activity
    • 2. Describe involvement (position, office, award, letter, recognition)
    • 3. Years
  3. List community activities (church, scouts, volunteering, etc.)
    • 1. Activity
    • 2. Describe involvement (position, office, award, letter, recognition)
    • 3. Years
  4. List honors or awards that you have received, including the name, date, and type of recognition.
  5. Employment
    • 1. Employer (List name of company and supervisor)
    • 2. Address
    • 3. Position
    • 4. Frequency (e.g. hours/week)
    • 5. Dates (start date/end date)
  6. Describe your greatest academic achievement thus far? (100 words or less)
  7. Describe a time where your leadership skills benefitted others (e.g. classmates, family members, strangers)? (100 words or less)
  8. Describe something unique and interesting about yourself. (60 words or less)
  9. Where do you plan to go to college and why? (60 words or less)
  10. Please explain your career goals and why you plan to pursue this field. (100 words or less)
  11. Where do you see yourself 10 years from college graduation? (60 words or less)
  12. How do you plan to pay for college? (60 words or less)
  13. Please explain any special circumstances or expenses that may affect your financial need. (60 words or less)
  14. STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR): Upload all pages of your 2023-2024 Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR is the document resulting from the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are unable to file a FAFSA for any reason, please contact My Scholarship Central at support@myscholarshipcentral.org or (573)-303-8688 for guidance on information that may be submitted as a substitute.
  15. If you have not completed the FAFSA, answer the following the questions. These will be used to determine financial need. Contact support@myscholarshipcentral.org or 573-303-8688 with any questions.
    • 1. How many people live in your household
    • 2. How many people in your household will be in college when you enroll?
    • 3. Parent Adjusted Gross Income from 2022 taxes
    • 4. Student Adjusted Gross Income from 2022 taxes
  16. Please list any financial awards you have earned at the time of this application. These may include scholarships, tuition waivers, Pell Grant, Access Missouri, and institutional/grant aid.
    • 1. Amount
    • 2. Is it renewable?
    • 3. Name
  17. FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER: If you receive a financial aid award letter from your school before the application deadline, upload the document here.
  18. REFERENCE: Enter the name and e-mail address of a non-family member who will serve as a character reference on your behalf. (NOTE: Please inform the person you offered as a reference that they may be contacted by a scholarship committee member).
  19. APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize Missouri Boys State staff and representatives of the various scholarship committees to examine, verify and discuss my academic, financial and other personal information as provided in this application. I certify that all answers are accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge, and that all information in the application and essays are my own work.
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