A+ Program

Francis Howell A+ Program Coordinator

Christine Pesti, MA

Scholarships Available to A+ Students

Based on 2017 Information (12/2017)


The A+ Schools Program is funded through the State of Missouri for Missouri community colleges and vocational/technical schools. However, some 4-year colleges in Missouri are offering their own A+ scholarships. These scholarships are determined by the colleges themselves and may or may not be offered at any time. CHECK WITH THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE AT 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND ASK IF THEY OFFER ANY INCENTIVES FOR A+ STUDENTS.


A+ benefits at community colleges or state vocational/technical schools are only available for full-time students.

 Questions? Call the A+ Office at your high school.



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Other Information




$250 Annual



$250 Annual

A+ Recognition Scholarship


A+ Continuance Scholarship

Awarded to full-time, first-year students who successfully complete the A+ Program.


Transfer students who qualified for A+ upon high school graduation




$500 or $2,500

A+ Program Grant


The initial award amount is determined by the Admissions Office upon receipt of all necessary transcripts. The grant is renewable for up to three additional years with full-time status and good academic standing; the value (amount) of the grant at renewal is directly associated with qualification for the Cornerstone, Keystone or Capstone Scholarship. The $2500 A+ Grant cannot be combined with these scholarships. Eligible students who earn the Cornerstone, Keystone, or Capstone scholarship will receive the $500 A+ grant.


800-231-2391 (ext. 7358)



A+ Scholarship

Students who participate in the A+ program. 1st year students only




Yes. Renewable with 2.0 GPA

First-time freshmen who have completed the Missouri A+ Schools Program





Up to $1000

Freshman-4 year

Any student attending an A+ high school who completes the Missouri state requirements for the program. A+ Scholarship Application Form due by March 1 of senior year.



Iowa Wesleyan

$1,500 per year




Lindenwood University

Up to $3,000


Stackable with Merit Based Scholarships, Could be reduced by need based scholarships


Missouri Baptist University

$1,000 per year


$1,000 per year
Available to first-time freshman who qualify for the Missouri A+ program.


Missouri State University

$500 per year

Complete27 credit hours per year at Missouri State with a 3.25 cumulative Missouri Stategrade point average.

Students must apply for admission andsubmit the Missouri StateA+ Recognition Scholarship Applicationby June 1 for full consideration.A final high school transcript verifying A+ certification is also required to confirm eligibility. This scholarship cannot be combined with other freshman scholarships; however, applying will not prevent you from receiving a higher valued scholarship should you become eligible.


Missouri Southern State University


Available to first-time freshmen only - -Must attend MSSU the first semester immediately following High School Graduation -Verification of A+ certification by High School Transcript -Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester -Must complete FAFSA.


-Can be combined with other academic institutional scholarships (EXCEPT Honors Scholarships) and performance awards up to direct institutional costs (tuition, fees, books, room/board). Criteria: Available to first-time freshmen only - from an accredited A+ Missouri High School. -Must be admitted to Missouri Southern State University -Must attend MSSU the first semester immediately following High School Graduation -Verification of A+ certification by High School Transcript -Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester -Must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).



Valley College


½ Tuition


renewable up to 5 yrs.

Not stackable

Awarded to any student who completes the A+ requirements. Must live on campus.









The A Plus scholarship is awarded on a competitive bases to first-time freshmen students who are A Plus certified and have earned a 3.00 high school GPA. This scholarship is renewable for 8 semesters with a 3.25 GPA and successful completion of 24 credit hours during the academic year. This award is valued at up to $1,500 per year. Residents of Buchanan and Andrew counties in Missouri are eligible to receive an additional $500 per year. The A Plus Scholarship may be received in addition tofederal and state grants and most Missouri Western scholarships.




Missouri State


May receive in addition to other Northwest automatic scholarships. Limited number awarded. Only available to students beginning in the fall trimester


  • First-time freshman
  • ACT: 18-36 and minimum 2.50 GPA
  • Attend an A+ eligible Missouri high school and indicate A+ on admissions application
  • Actual award made upon confirmation of completed A+ requirements
  • Renewable for one year by completing 24 credit hours at Northwest during the year with a 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA




Park University



Attend an A-Plus designated high school (must provide a letter of eligibility from your high school counselor) 3.25 cumulative high school GPA or minimum 21 ACT or 990 SAT (V + M) Renewal criteria: Must maintain 3.0 GPA Available for a maximum of four years Earn 12 credit hours per 16-week semester, fall and spring only




Missouri State University









$1000 applied toward residence hall fees.


renewable for 2nd year of two-year program





May be combined with ONE of the following scholarships: a $4,000 President's' Scholarship, a $2,000 University Scholarship or the Midwest Achievement Award

Enroll in an eligible program of study on the Cape Girardeau campus. Eligible programs include the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Technology (options in Automated Manufacturing, Microcomputer Systems, and Technical Computer Graphics) or the Associate of Arts Degree in Child Care and Guidance. Covers Incidental & General fees.



The Achieve a 18+ ACT composite score or 900+ SAT (critical reading + math) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale following activities, with the scholarship's required ACT and GPA, earn automatic qualification for the scholarship: Boys' State, Girls' State, HOBY,Missouri Renaissance program, Missouri A+ program completion, Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Award.Submit documentation of participation to:Student Financial Services, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.

Renewable each year up to a maximum of four consecutive academic years while living in Southeast residence halls. To renew, you must maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average in courses taken at Southeast and complete a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year at Southeast. Southeast summer hours taken in the same academic year may be used to meet renewal criteria.






Included in Merit Scholarship



Freshmen students who complete the A+ program and earn at least a 3.0 GPA.



Truman State




Truman-funded award for completion of the Missouri A+ program. Official verification of A+ Certification required on final HS transcript.


University of Missouri Kansas City



Applied to UMKC prior to January 15

Incoming freshmen who completed the A+ program from a designated A+ high school

High school GPA of 3.0 or higher

Demonstrate financial need and have a completed FAFSA on file beforeFebruary 1

Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)

Not available for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, lawor conservatory



Webster University



Awarded to first-time freshmen who A) graduate from an A+ high school, as certified by the state of Missouri, B) have completed the requirements of the program, and C) are certified by their high school to receive the A+ Scholarship offered by the state of Missouri.



Wentworth Military Academy



Wentworth offers Academic, Athletic, and ROTC scholarships to prospective college students. If you qualify for the Missouri A+ program, you can receive a Wentworth “Plus” Scholarship. This award provides up to $2,000, and is available to community college students at all four of Wentworth’s locations.





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William Woods University




Automatically awarded upon receipt of certified transcripts from a Missouri A+ designated high school.




For information on using A+ benefits at St. Charles Community College, click here.

For information on FAFSA Workshops at St. Charles Community College, click here.


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