Application Procedures for the 2013-2014 Academic Year
An endowed scholarship fund has been established with the Missouri State University Foundation. The Wilda F. Looney Residence Life Leadership Scholarship is awarded to students who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of residence life at Missouri State University. The scholarship provides recognition to a student(s) who has gone above and beyond normal expectations, contributing significantly through a significant body of work and/or specific outstanding achievements as a residence life student leader.
Regulations and Procedures
- Scholarship(s) will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student(s) enrolled at Missouri State University. The award(s) will be issued only to a student(s) who currently resides in a University residence life facility, and who will reside in a residence life facility the following year. In the event the student(s) is unable or unwilling to meet this residency requirement, the award will be forfeited. Failure to remain enrolled in 12 credit hours or maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 during the fall semester will result in forfeiture of the scholarship award for spring semester.
- The student(s) must:
- Be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester during the award period.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
- Have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at Missouri State University.
Nominations Due February 1, 2013
- Any Missouri State student, faculty, or staff member may nominate for consideration a student who meets the criteria cited for the Wilda F. Looney Residence Life Leadership Scholarship. Nominations should be sent to Gary K. Stewart, Department of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services, Hammons 104. The nomination should be in writing and include:
- The student(s) must:
- Student’s name, local address, and telephone number, and BearPass ID number, and
- A brief paragraph describing why the nominator feels the student should be considered for this award.
- Students receiving a nomination will be highly encouraged to apply and sent information about applying online.
Applications Due March 1, 2013
- Students may access the scholarship form through my.missouristate.edu. Under the profile tab, use the link in the ‘Financial Aid’ box indicated by ‘Scholarships’ and begin the application process.
- The award will be announced at a special event, on May 5, 2013.
- The scholarship is not renewable, but scholarship recipients may reapply for consideration each year.
- Selection of recipients will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status.
- Awards will be made without regard for financial need.
- The application for the scholarship requires the following information that will need to be included in your online application process. Please ensure this information is collected through the online application process to be considered for this scholarship.
Page/Tab 4 of the online scholarship application process:
- Contact Information section
- First name, last name, permanent address line 1, permanent city, permanent state, permanent zip code.
Page/Tab 6 of the online scholarship application process:
- MSU Information
- Please answer all questions in this category to be considered for the Scholarship.
Page/Tab 8 of the online scholarship application process:
- Organizational Involvement
- Please list campus and community organizations/activities in which you are or have been more significantly involved.
Page/Tab 9 of the online scholarship application process:
- Residence Life (although this section says optional, if you are applying for the Wilda F. Looney Scholarship, this section is required).
- Please fill out this entire section to be considered for the Scholarship.
- Please include a detailed list of involvement in residence life organizations/activities, including volunteer and paid positions. Offices held, dates of involvement, and achievements and specific contributions should be included. Examples of involvement in residence life include, but are not limited to:
- Residence Hall Association
- National Residence Hall Honorary
- Serving as a Resident Assistant or Residential Programming Assistant
- Active participation in the Student Leader Activities Committee
- Involvement in Hall Councils or individual residence halls
- Attendance at local, regional, and national leadership conferences (e.g., Missouri State University Leadership Conference, MACURH, NACURH)
- Dining Services Student Advisory Board
- Serving as a student representative on Departmental committees
- Representing the residence life system in campus organizations
NOTE: Examples are listed in random order and do not indicate any priority ranking.
- Two letters of recommendation or reference are required. At least one of the letters must be written and submitted by a current Residence Life, Housing, or Dining Services staff member which includes Assistant Directors, Hall Directors, Assistant Hall Directors, Coordinators and directors staff members.
Page/Tab 11 of the online scholarship application process:
- Volunteer Involvement
- Please list volunteer or community service activities in which you are or have been more significantly involved.
Questions may be addressed to:
Gary K. Stewart
Wilda F. Looney Residence Life Leadership Scholarship Committee Chairperson
Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services, Hammons House #104