Federal and State of Missouri Grants
Federal Pell Grant
To apply, submit the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Amounts are determined by the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), cost of attendance and enrollment status.
Pell Grants for Summer
Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell award each year. If you were a Pell eligible student in fall 2017 and/or spring 2018, you may qualify for a Pell Grant for the summer. To be eligible for a summer Pell Grant, you must:
- Have completed a 2017-18 FAFSA
- Be Pell Grant eligible
- Enroll in summer classes
- In most cases, there is a requirement to enroll at least half-time (6 + credits)
- Be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Have lifetime Pell Grant eligibility remaining – you can check your remaining eligibility by logging on to NSLDS using your FSA ID. View your Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) on the Financial Aid Review Page.
Minimum Credits for Summer Pell Grant:
- If you enrolled full-time (12 + credits) and received the full-time Pell Grant for fall and spring, you must enroll at least half-time (6+ credits) in summer classes to receive a summer Pell Grant.
- If you enrolled part-time in fall or spring, there is no minimum credit requirement to receive a summer Pell Grant (unless required by your EFC). You can use the remainder of your annual Pell Grant amount during summer with no minimum credit requirement.
Pell Grant Amount Depends on Enrollment
- 12+ credits = 100% of the semester Pell Grant amount
- 9-11 credits = 75% of the semester Pell Grant amount
- 6-8 credits = 50% of the semester Pell Grant amount
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Must have submitted the FAFSA. Limited funding is available. Awarded to students with exceptional financial need.
Missouri State Aid Programs
Access Missouri – For Missouri residents attending approved Missouri schools who have submitted the FAFSA by the February 1 priority deadline and have an EFC of $12,000 or less.
Bright Flight Scholarship – For students who have a composite score on the ACT or SAT in either the top 3% or in the top 4th and 5th percentiles of all Missouri students taking those tests.
Cottey Scholarships and Grants
In addition to federal and state aid, the College is proud to offer institutional aid on a limited basis as funding allows. Cottey offers a variety of scholarships based on academic merit, extracurricular activities, leadership and athletic performance. Funds are made possible by the generosity of Cottey College Alumnae, members of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, and friends of the College. Acceptance of Cottey scholarships or grants as part of a financial aid package indicates permission to release the recipient’s name and address to the donors who fund the awards, to whom recipients are to write a thank you note. The Institutional Advancement Office will aid in this process as it is extremely important for donors to know their generosity is not only being utilized but also appreciated.
Cottey Merit-based Scholarships and Grants
COTTEY COLLEGE AUTOMATIC ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
To qualify, student must have a minimum composite ACT score of 21 (SAT score of 1060) and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
For first-time freshmen, scholarship is based on GPA or ACT/SAT (whichever is higher). For transfers, scholarship is based on GPA only. Student must be enrolled full-time.
Award is based on highest test score and GPA received by March 1.
Renewable for four years with a 3.0 cumulative GPA
Students not meeting the above criteria will be reviewed for scholarship consideration by the financial aid committee.
$500 per academic year to relatives of Cottey alumnae, which could include daughters, granddaughters, sisters, great-granddaughters, or nieces of Cottey alumnae, depending on the amount of funding available.
Incoming freshmen must apply by February 1 for one of five $3,000 scholarships
At Cottey, we believe every woman should have the opportunity to enhance her leadership skills. This scholarship has been created to recognize students who have already developed leadership skills in high school and who desire to continue to grow as a leader. Five $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen every fall.
- Cross Country/Track
Each scholarship is awarded either by the coach or the athletic director and amounts range from $500 up to the amount of tuition and books. For additional information, please contact your coach or the athletic director.
A $1,000/year renewable scholarship awarded to accepted Missouri students who have completed the A+ program in high school.
$1000 per academic year awarded to Girl Scout Gold Award recipients.
For returning students only, several scholarships are awarded each year at the Honors and Awards Convocation in May. Recipients are selected on the basis of outstanding achievement in various academic areas and/or campus activities.
Missouri Girls State participants who have been admitted to Cottey College by February 1 as full-time incoming freshmen are eligible. Students must provide documentation of participation in Missouri Girls State to the Enrollment Management Office when applying for admission. This $1,000 scholarship will be divided evenly between the fall and spring semesters. These awards are stackable with other Cottey scholarships and are renewable annually with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
A $3,000 scholarship for 3rd- and 4th-year students in BA programs, with a GPA of at least 2.5 nominated by a faculty member.
Up to $3,500 per academic year may be awarded (with a suggested deadline of March 15) for demonstrated leadership and/or community service, 3.0 GPA, and 23 ACT/1060 SAT those from the following counties:
- Missouri – Barton, Bates, Cedar, Dade, St. Clair, or Vernon
- Kansas – Bourbon
$3,000 renewable for up to four years for workshop participants who enroll as full-time students
Awarded to students who have attended another college since graduating from high school and before coming to Cottey, available for on-campus semesters only (not for study abroad semesters) and funds are eligible for renewal (contingent upon completion of at least 27 hours during one’s first year at Cottey and the GPA listed below)
- $10,000 (3.0)
- Average Student Profile: College cumulative GPA 3.5-4.0
- $7,500 (2.75)
- Average Student Profile: College cumulative GPA 3.0-3.49
- $5,000 (2.5)
- Average Student Profile: College cumulative GPA 2.5-2.99
Transfer students who are members of PTK are eligible for a renewable $1000 scholarship.
Cottey College is pleased to offer a science scholarship to incoming science majors due to a generous donation to the College. Up to ten $3,000/year scholarships will be awarded. Deadline to apply is February 1, but early applications are encouraged.
Cottey Need-based Grants
For domestic and International students
Local, state, district, or provincial scholarships awarded to students by the P.E.O. Sisterhood. A student does not need a P.E.O. affiliation to receive a P.E.O. scholarship. Each chapter establishes the criteria, the application procedures and deadlines. Amounts and deadlines vary. If you received a P.E.O. scholarship, be sure to send a thank-you note to let them know how much the scholarship is appreciated! Thank-you notes can be brought to Cottey’s Office of P.E.O. Relations for mailing.
A $6,250 scholarship awarded to an international student nominated by Cottey from the P.E.O. Sisterhood.