College Financial Aid

Missouri Military Academy aims to help cadets create a full post-secondary plan after they graduate. This doesn’t just include deciding and applying for a college or university of their choice – it also includes planning for and securing funding for their choice. 

Information About The FAFSA

The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number generated by the FAFSA is used by the federal and state governments, as well as by colleges and universities, to help them allocate their grant dollars. To complete the FAFSA, click here

Since this application is digitally signed by both the cadet and at least one parent, every cadet and at least one parent needs to create a FSA ID (that is one of the first things the FAFSA site has you do).
 
The FAFSA officially opens for cadets to begin the process in October. MMA encourages all families and their cadet to get the FAFSA completed as soon as possible because the most financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
 
Depending on the school(s) cadets are applying to, families may also be required to complete the College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS Profile). The CSS Profile is similar to the the FAFSA, but it asks a lot more detailed questions about the financial situation of the cadet’s family. Do not complete the CSS Profile unless it is required by the cadet's college choice. While it doesn't cost money to complete the CSS Profile, there is a charge to send a report to each school. 
 
Besides financial aid available from the federal and state governments and the colleges, cadets can — and should — also apply for scholarships and grants from other sources.

Click the buttons below to find online resources to search for this aid, or scroll down to find a list of MMA's suggested scholarships. 

MMA's Suggested Scholarships

Ongoing - College Board Opportunity Scholarships. You have a chance to earn scholarship money for each step you take in the college application process. The more steps you complete, the more money you can win. Learn more at College Board

Scholarship America is a group in Minnesota which manages scholarships for a variety of donors/funders.

Missouri Connections has a extensive list of scholarships. Log in as a guest user. In the top RED menu bar, select Education, then select Missouri Scholarships. There is a long list of scholarships for Missouri residents, but at the bottom of the page are a variety of scholarships sorted by college major/careers.

Check out the scholarships at STL Graduates. Many of these are restricted to specific student populations, but some are more open. 

11/30/2020 - The MASFAP Scholarship is a $1,000 award for a senior who is planning on attending either a college or voc-tech school in the fall of 2020. A 300- word essay that describes a person in your life who is inspiring you to fulfill your post-secondary education dreams and a resume on your extracurricular activities and community service is required.

12/14/2020 - Edison Scholars Program You must have a 3.0 GPA and major in computer and information systems, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation and physical sciences.

12/15/2020 - The Equitable Excellence Scholarship recognizes high-school students who have made remarkable contributions to their schools or communities and award them with scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000

12/15/2020 North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship. Open to US citizens planning to major in Logistics or Supply Chain Management.

12/31/2020 - The WiseGeek Nurse Appreciation No-Essay Scholarship is a $500 scholarship open to those who are pursuing a career in nursing.

1/1/2021 - Missouri State Society of Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships You must be a Missouri resident to apply.

1/8/2021 - The Foot Locker Scholar Athlete Scholarship . Must have a 3.0 GPA, submit two essays, and two letters of recommendation.

1/10/2021 -  The Kelly Lynn Lutz Memorial Scholarship provides one $8,000 award to a senior, up to $2,000 per year for four years, who has lost a parent (biological or not) to cancer. Applicants should have an interest in education, arts, environment, math or science. Involvement in the community, church, school or other non-curricular activity and financial need will also be concerned. A personal essay and personal reference required.

1/15/2021 - Earl Collins Foundation Kiwanis Scholarship. Pick up a paper application form in Barnard 104.

1/15/2021 Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship. This is open to US Citizens planning a career in government service. 

2/1/2021 -  ESA offers a number of scholarships based on your state of residency (your home state).

2/28/2021 -  The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship is available to all high school students. To be considered, you must submit an essay detailing your volunteer efforts to help animals in need, and how that involvement has changed your life or shaped your perceptions on the importance of animal welfare.

3/1/2021 -  The AGC of Missouri (AGCMO) Education Foundation in partnership with the Young Executives Club (YEC) and the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), awards scholarships to deserving students training in a construction related field. Our goal is to encourage people to enter the construction field and make the training process a little easier. In 2020 a total of $58,000 was distributed between 28 students, in $1,000, $2,000, or $3,000 amounts. See the information sheet in Mr Roundey's office.

3/15/2021 - Masonic Scholarship Fund of MO. Pick up a paper application form in Barnard 104.

5/21/2021 - The B Davis Scholarship will award $1000 to the winner. This program is open to Juniors & Seniors

5/31/2021 - The PB&J Scholarship Fund will award $500-$1000 to the winner. Applicants must have experienced a personal challenge that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed (Priority deadline is December 31, 2020).