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Empowering families with MOScholars scholarships
Get all the information you need to qualify for over $6,000 in K-12 funding through the MOScholars program!
Do I qualify for a MOScholars Scholarship?
Eligibility for MOScholars scholarships is limited by:
• Whether or not they have an IEP
What schools accept MOScholars scholarships?
Areas of the state that qualify for an MOScholars scholarship
MOScholars scholarships are currently only available for students living in Missouri’s most populous regions.
Scholarships are only available to qualifying students that live in the following Missouri counties and cities:
St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Clay County, and Jackson County, St. Louis City, Blue Springs, Wentzville, Saint Peters, O’Fallon, Cape Girardeau, Saint Charles, Columbia, Springfield, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, Kansas City, Jefferson City, Wildwood, Oakville, University City, Florissant, Chesterfield, St. Joseph, and Joplin.
This geographic restriction is based on residency. Students can use the funds for tuition at any Missouri school that they choose.
Find out if you live in an area that qualifies using the map below. Qualifying regions are highlighted. You can zoom by using the "+" and "-" buttons and can access more information by clicking on the icon with an arrow in the grey bar at top.
Does your child meet the IEP or income 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, a student needs to either:
Have an approved “individualized education plan” developed under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The term “individualized education plan” means:
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.
An individualized education program (IEP) as defined in 20 U.S.C. §1414(d)(I)(A)(i); or
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.