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Enroll your child in the school of your dreams

Apply for a $6,375 K-12 scholarship today!

Do I qualify for a MOScholars Scholarship?

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How do I apply for a MOScholars Scholarship?

To apply for a MOcholars scholarship just pick a school and apply for a scholarship through the appropriate EAO.


Please click below to learn more, find schools in your area, and start the application process.

What can I pay for with a MOScholars Scholarship?

MOScholars scholarships can be used to pay for private school tuition, homeschooling costs, tutoring, educational therapies, and much more!

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What schools accept MOScholars scholarships?

The first MOScholars scholarship recipients

What EAOs serve my area/faith?

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Help other students succeed

Anyone who owes taxes in Missouri can help fund MOScholars scholarships without impacting their household budget.

Families can receive MOScholars scholarships AND ALSO use the taxes they are already paying to help other families find the school of their dreams!

We all have to pay taxes. Make sure yours are helping kids today.

Areas that qualify

Scholarships are only available for students living in :

  • St. Louis County

  • St. Charles County

  • Jefferson County

  • Clay County

  • Jackson County 

  • St. Louis City

  • Cape Girardeau

  • Columbia

  • Springfield

  • Lee’s Summit

  • Kansas City

  • Jefferson City

  • St. Joseph

  • Joplin

  • Springfield

  • Lee’s Summit

This geographic restriction is based on residency. Students can use the funds for tuition at any Missouri school that they choose.

To qualify you must meet EITHER the IEP or income requirements


Does your child meet the IEP requirements to qualify for a MO Scholars scholarship? 

MOScholars scholarships are intended to help the students most in need of better educational options and are disbursed based on a student’s special needs and household income. In order to qualify for an MOScholars scholarship based on special needs, a student needs to:


  1. Have an approved “individualized education plan” developed under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The term “individualized education plan” means:

    1. Any IEP or ISP that is proffered for program eligibility must be dated within thirty-six months of the date of the student’s application to the program. Students with ISPs that are not developed under the IDEA are not eligible.

      1. An individualized education program (IEP) as defined in 20 U.S.C. §1414(d)(I)(A)(i); or

      2. An individual service plan (ISP) that is developed in cooperation with a local educational agency under the IDEA, specifically those provisions pertaining to parentally placed private school children found in 20 U.S.C. §1412(a)(10) and 34 CFR §300.132(b).

What are the income requirements?

Scholarship eligibility is based on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program‘s household size and income parameters.  Please use the chart below to determine if your child is eligible at either the 100% or 200% household size and income levels.

Household income guidelines
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