MOACAC Scholarship for Students with Financial Need

MOACAC would like to recognize the hard work done by students to identify and plan for a best fit college. This scholarship is meant to contribute to closing the gap for a student with financial need who has a gap remaining in their financial aid planning. This is a one time, non-renewable award.

Eligibility Criteria
Students must be a Missouri resident and a 2024 graduate from a Missouri High School (open to DACA and undocumented students)
Applicants must enroll as a full-time student at a MOACAC member postsecondary institution. Click here for list of member institutions
2.5 or higher GPA
Remaining financial aid gap

If you are unable to provide any of the documentation required (FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) from your FAFSA or financial aid award offer/letter) contact for alternatives.

Winners for this award will be selected by August 2024.

If selected recipient does not enroll in a MOACAC postsecondary member institution, the scholarship will be revoked and awarded to another applicant.

Questions? Please contact

Missouri Association of College Admission Counseling
Up to $3,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. This scholarship is for students who will enroll in a MOACAC member postsecondary institution. Click here to see a list of MOACAC member institutions. If you are selected to receive the scholarship and do not enroll in a MOACAC postsecondary member institution, the scholarship will be revoked and awarded to another applicant. Check the box below to indicate you understand that must enroll in a member institution to receive the scholarship.
  2. What MOACAC member postsecondary institution are you planning to attend?
  3. What is the cost of tuition and fees at that college for one year?
  4. If you plan to live on campus, what is the cost of room and board?
  5. Please upload the financial aid award offer/letter from your college, including all grants and scholarships provided by your college.
  6. Upload your 2024-2025 FAFSA Submission Summary.
  7. Enter your Student Aid Index that is on your FAFSA Submission Summary.
  8. Please list any additional scholarships that you have received including the name of the scholarship, the organization awarding the scholarship, and the amount per year of the scholarship.
  9. You must submit an essay (500 words or fewer) answering the following: This scholarship seeks to support students with remaining financial need for their post-secondary plans. So that we might understand why you are a good candidate for the scholarship, please address the following questions. What steps have you taken so that your post-secondary plans will be fully financed? How do you plan to pay for your post-secondary plans? Explain other reasons why you need this scholarship.
  10. I understand that if awarded this scholarship MOACAC will share my name, my high school, and my college through their communication channels.
  11. APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize MOACAC and its agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic and/or financial records and other information which applies to this application I also understand that an unsigned or incomplete application will make me ineligible for consideration for an award. I certify to MOACAC that all information here is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and that I understand that the committee makes the decision regarding my participation in this program, in reliance upon the truth and correctness of the information I provide.
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