Grants & Scholarships
Federal & 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 and/or spring, you may qualify for a Pell Grant for the summer. To be eligible for a summer Pell Grant, you must:
- Have completed a FAFSA for the award year preceding the summer term
- 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 & 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 COLLEGE AUTOMATIC ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
For students entering in 2020-21 academic year
To qualify, a student must have a minimum composite ACT score of 21 (SAT score of 1060) and a 2.6 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.
Students must be enrolled as full-time students. Award is based on the highest test score and cumulative GPA received by March 1. Scholarships are renewable for four years with satisfactory academic progress. Institutional scholarships will not exceed the total cost of tuition.
$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.
- Cross Country
- Track & Field
Athletic scholarships are awarded by the coaches and amounts vary. For additional information, please visit the athletics page.
Cottey A+ Scholarship
A $1,000/year renewable scholarship awarded to accepted Missouri students who have completed the A+ program in high school. The A+ designation must be included on your final high school transcript.
Fine Art Scholarships
Fine Arts Scholarship Application
The priority deadline for complete application submissions is February 1st.
Click here for more information.
Girl Scout Leadership Award
This scholarship is $1,000 per academic year and is awarded to Girl Scout Gold Award recipients or to girls who have attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Students who have received the equivalent American Heritage Girls Stars & Stripes Award are also eligible to receive this scholarship.
Honors & Awards
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.
Girls State Scholarship
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 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 and is renewable annually with a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Institutional scholarships will not exceed the total cost of tuition.
Cottey PTK Scholarship
Cottey offers a PTK scholarship of $1,000 per year to qualified baccalaureate students, regardless of financial need. Must be a current member in good standing of Phi Theta Kappa and provide proof of membership. This scholarship requires a minimum 3.0 GPA for renewal.
Summer Workshop Scholarship
This $3,000 per year scholarship is renewable for up to four years for workshop participants who enroll as full-time students
Women in Science 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.
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.
International Peace Scholarship
A $6,250 scholarship from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Cottey nominates selected international students for this scholarship.
Cottey Need-Based Grants
These grants are available to qualified domestic and international students. Domestic students must submit the FAFSA to be considered. International students must submit the CSS Profile form. There grants are available on a limitied basis as funding allows.