Employee Scholarship Program

The Employee Scholarship Program is intended to assist Missouri S&T staff seeking to start or further their higher education. 

  • Funds will be awarded twice a year, Spring and Fall semesters, based on application letters. 
  • An Employee Scholarship Review Committee (a five member staff council subcommittee) will review and rank the blind application letters. You can submit an application by downloading and completing the Missouri S&T Employee Scholarship ApplicationThese applications should highlight the needs and goals of the applicant and be submitted to the Advocacy Committee.
  • The funds must be used for classes or courses at Missouri S&T or another campus within the UM System (no conferences or seminars). The applicant is not required to be a full time student. 
  • Applicants must be full-time (≥75% FTE) permanent Missouri S&T staff members, without academic appointment, and have successfully completed six months of continuous employment by the application deadline. 
  • Applications will be vetted through the Human Resources department for eligibility. 
  • Current Employee Scholarship Review Committee members are not eligible to apply. 

Funding will come from the proceeds of our food auction hosted during Staff Day. The goal is to give $300 to up to 3 recipients in the Spring and 3 in the Fall; however, if enough money is raised we will increase the number of recipients.

Deadline for application

The deadline for application is June 15 for Fall semester and November 1 for Spring semester.  

  • They will be processed by the advocacy chair of the Staff Council and sent to the review committee.
  • Initial blind reviews will be completed by July 1 and November 15 respectively. 
  • Applications will be ranked by the review committee with the top three receiving the award. 
  • If a scholarship is declined by the recipient it will be awarded to the next in succession. 
  • Scholarship awards will be sent to the financial aid office no later than July 15 and November 30.

How to donate to the fund

Individual donations to help support the scholarship fund are also greatly appreciated.

To donate via credit card:

To donate through payroll deduction:

  • Notify Advancement Services:
    • Advancement Services will send paperwork for you to complete. 
    • Once completed send to HR for processing.

To donate cash or by check:

  • Send the donation to Advancement Services.
    • Note that it is for the Staff Council Employee Scholarship Fund.