Scholarships and Financial Aid

Missouri State - affordable choice, unbeatable value

  • Extensive scholarships options reward your promise and propel you to success.
  • 78 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid.
  • Our overall costs are lower than state and national averages.

You are encouraged to apply for every scholarship you might be eligible to receive. The required steps and materials for each scholarship are included below.

Kim Knight Memorial Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to full-time student majoring in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration. Sophomores or great must have an overall and departmental GPA of 3.0. Awards made with regard for financial need. Scholarship automatically renewed as long as the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship is renewed automatically. Automatically renewed as long as the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA and completes 12 credit hours per semester.

Justice Jeweler's Food and Wine Scholarship

Selection criteria

Student must be a Hospitality and Restaurant Administration major. Consideration will be given to students who demonstrate potential for college success. When awarded to a student enrolled at the sophomore level or higher, the student must have achieved an overall GPA of 2.5. Recipients must enroll in at least 12 hours each semester. Preference is given to a student that demonstrates financial need.

Renewal criteria

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

Hospitality and Restaurant Administration Scholarships

Selection criteria

There are currently no requirements for this scholarship other than being a student seeking a degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Dr. Carl Riegel Memorial Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student seeking a degree in the Hospitality and Restaurant Administration Department.  Student must have completed 30 hours and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8. Preference should be given to those students that have at least 1 year experience working in the HRA Industry.

Renewal criteria

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

Pasta Express Hospitality and Restaurant Administration Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time sophomore or greater majoring in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration with a departmental GPA of 3.0.

Renewal criteria

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

HRA Board of Advisors Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student seeking a degree in the Hospitality and Restaurant Administration Department. Student must have completed 30 hours and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8. Preference should be given to those students that have at least 1 year experience working in the HRA Industry.

Renewal criteria

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

Earl Moulder Hotel Administration Endowed Scholarship Fund

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a junior or greater majoring in Hotel Administration with an overall GPA of 3.0. Scholarship automatically renewed for one additional year as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship is renewed automatically. Automatically renewed as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and completes 24 credit hours annually.