Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships and financial aid can lessen your tuition costs. 

Applying for a department scholarship

You have access to exclusive scholarships within our department.

To apply, complete your:

What are the requirements?

For many scholarships, your grades are the biggest factor.

Your financial need, major and campus or community service can help you earn scholarships, too.

More options

You may also qualify for scholarships from the college (CHPA), additional university-wide scholarships or financial aid.

For more information, refer to the office of student financial aid.

Graduate assistantships

A graduate assistantship covers your tuition costs for a master's degree.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time student majoring in the Criminology Department. Sophomores or greater must be in good academic standing. Awards made with regard for financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Michael K. Carlie Make A Difference Scholarship

Selection criteria

The recipient of this award will be an undergraduate student who has completed at least 60 hours of university-level course work including at least 12 completed credit hours in Missouri State University’s Criminology and Criminal Justice major. The applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA in that major.

At least two letters of recommendation shall accompany the application. The letters should come from individuals who can best assess the applicant’s contribution to working with and making a difference in the lives of children-in-need. The applicant shall provide evidence that he or she has a record of sustained assistance to children-in-need by making a positive difference in their lives. All levels of applicant’s involvement will be considered from assisting children-in-need as an individual, assisting as a member of a larger organization benefiting children-in-need or assisting in a leadership position in a similar organization.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Frank P. Briggs Law Enforcement Career Development Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student seeking a degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice. The student must be a full-time active duty law enforcement officer holding the rank of Sergeant or below. The student must submit a letter of recommendation from a fellow officer. Students receiving tuition reimbursements from their law enforcement agency are not eligible.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Don Ivie Scholarship Fund

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding.

Application

Complete the MSU Annual Scholarship Application by March 1.

Funding

This scholarship was established by members and friends of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice within the College of Humanities and Public Affairs at Missouri State University.  The scholarship was established in honor of Missouri State Trooper Don Ivie, who taught courses in the department and passed away in August 2011.

Selection criteria

Scholarships will be awarded annually to undergraduate students seeking a degree in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.  Academic merit and student contributions to the department will be considered in award selection.  Awards will be made without regard for financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Crime and Society Scholarship Fund

Selection criteria

There are currently no requirements for this scholarship other than being a student seeking a degree in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed.