Grants and Scholarships



  • Federal Pell Grant
    Amounts are determined by Expected Family Contribution (EFC), cost of attendance and enrollment status.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
    Limited funds 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 April 1 and have an EFC of $12,000 or less.
  • Bright Flight Scholarship
    For students who score in the top 3% of all Missouri students taking the ACT or SAT

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

Academic Scholarships

Alumnae Scholarship

The Aspiring Women Leader’s Scholarship

Athletic Scholarships

Cottey A+ Scholarship

Fine Art Scholarships and Application

Girl Scout Leadership Award

Honors & Awards

Missouri Girls State Scholarship

Opportunity Scholarship

Regional Leadership Achievement Award Program

Summer Workshop Scholarship

Transfer Scholarships

Cottey Need-based Grants

For domestic and International students

P.E.O. Scholarships

International Peace Scholarship