Scholarships and Financial Aid

Helping to support you

The computer science department provides scholarships for you to receive financial assistance to support your studies at Missouri State University. Students in computer science may also be eligible for additional scholarships that are offered by the University .


The office of financial aid provides information about University scholarships, grants and loans to help fund your education. If a scholarship requires proof of financial need, you need to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15.

Unless noted, all scholarships require at least the submission of the online General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1. Please carefully review departmental scholarship requirements prior to submission.

Boeing Software Engineering Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, the recipient must:

  • Be a full-time computer science major
  • Be at least a sophomore
  • Be a member of the Missouri State chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery
  • Have an overall and departmental GPA of 3.20

Preference is given to United States citizens.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Cerner Corporation Computer Science Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a junior or senior Computer Science major with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Computer Science Department Scholarships

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, the recipient must: 

  • Be a full-time computer science major

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Mel Foster Computer Science Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, the recipient must:

  • Be a full-time computer science major
  • Have completed fewer than 46 hours

Special consideration goes to freshmen who have completed CSC 131 and at most CSC 232 (or their equivalent courses).

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Pete Sanderson Scholarship

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, the recipient must:

  • Be a full-time computer science major
  • Have completed fewer than 46 hours

Special consideration goes to freshmen who have completed CSC 131 and at most CSC 232 (or their equivalent courses).

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Rich and Cindy Miller Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student seeking a degree in the Computer Science Department. Incoming freshman will be considered based on high school performance and leadership. Incoming freshman must have a high school GPA of 3.0. Sophomores or greater must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. First preference for students with need, second preference to a female, and third preference to an incoming freshman.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal.