Missouri State University continues to make college more accessible by adding a TRIO Upward Bound program freshman scholarship.
The scholarship will help cover extra costs related to a college education for students from under-resourced backgrounds.
Last week, Missouri State President Clif Smart and university TRIO Upward Bound Director Nicholas Horne signed a memorandum of understanding growing opportunities for the pursuit of postsecondary education.
The TRIO Upward Bound Freshman Scholarship is valued at $2,000 annually, plus a full waiver of out-of-state fees for non-Missouri residents. It may be renewed if students meet the criteria.
The scholarship will be applied to a student’s account after any Pell Grant or MoState Access awards are applied.
“These funds will assist with fringe costs, such as housing, dining, activity fees and books,” Horne said. “This additional financial support will enable our students to fully focus on their studies and personal growth, without the burden of excessive financial strain.
“This scholarship is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing every opportunity for our students to succeed.”
To qualify for the scholarship, students…