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Scholarship name
Missouri Minority Teaching Scholarship
The Missouri Minority Teaching Scholarship offers a $3000 per year renewable scholarship to encourage talented minority students to pursue a career in teaching. $2000 of the award is a forgivable loan.
Eligible applications must:

  • Be a Missouri resident
  • Be an African American, Asian American, Hispanic American or Native American
  • Be a high school senior, college student or returning adult (without a degree) who ranks in the top 25 percent of their high school class and scores in the top 25 percent of the ACT or SAT exams; or an individual who has completed 30 college hours and has accumulative GPA of 3.0; or be an individual with a baccalaureate degree who is returning to an approved math or science teacher education program
  • Be enrolled in a participating, approved teacher education program at a community collge or four-year college or university in Missouri
  • Submit an application postmarked by the June 1deadline

Scholarship recipients must remain enrolled in a teacher education program and are required to teach in Missouri public schools for five years. Otherwise the scholarship converts to a loan and the state's portion must be repaid.
Number of awards
Application processListed below are the steps that must be completed:
  1. Complete the online application at link below.
  2. Attach all official transcripts from high schools, junior colleges or colleges/universities you have attended with qualifying test scores, class rank and grade point average highlighted on the transcripts.
  3. Ask three persons to complete the recommendation forms. These persons should return the forms to you. You should submit these three recommendation forms with your application. Applications will not be considered if the recommendations are missing.

The application must be postmarked no later than June 1.

Send the completed application to:
Missouri Minority Teaching Scholarship
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
Application URL
Award amount$3000
Minimum age
Gender requirement
Ethnic Origin Requirement
Citizenship requirement
Residency requirementMissouri
Must be a transfer student
Must be currently enrolled
State in which enrolledMissouri
Must graduate by this date
Demonstrated financial need
Primary financial responsibility
Current grade level
Max. college hours earned
Min. rank in HS or ACT/SAT test               Min. ACT Score:                Min. SAT Score:
Highest education level allowed
Vocation requirement