Wilda F. Looney Residence Life Leadership Scholarship

Application Procedures for the 2016-2017 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.

Applications Due March 1, 2017

  • Students may access the scholarship form through my.missouristate.edu. Under the profile tab, use the link in the ‘Financial Aid’ box indicated by ‘General and Departmental Scholarship Application’. This will automatically generate an account for you within the application system, and you should select the available application that describes your student type at the beginning of the Fall 2017 Semester.
  • The award will be announced at a special event in May 2017.
  • The scholarship is renewable, but scholarship recipients must reapply and be considered equally with all other applicants 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, city, state, and zip code.

Page/Tab 6 of the online scholarship application process:

  • Academic Information
    • Answer all questions in this category to be considered for the scholarship.

Page/Tab 7 of the online scholarship application process:

  • Organizational Involvement
    • List campus and community groups/activities you are or have been significantly involved.

Page/Tab 8 of the online scholarship application process:

  • Residence Life, Housing & Dining Services (if you are applying for the Wilda F. Looney Scholarship, this section is required). Please fill out all questions in this section to be considered for the scholarship, including…
    • Providing 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/Community Assistant
      • Involvement in Hall Councils or individual residence halls
      • Attendance at local, regional, and national leadership conferences (e.g., MACURH, NACURH, etc.)
      • 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.

  • Providing the Residence Life, Housing & Dining Services Essay.
  • Providing two letters of recommendation. At least one of the letters must be submitted by a current Residence Life, Housing, or Dining Services staff member, such as Assistant Directors, Hall Directors, Assistant Hall Directors, Coordinators, Resident/Community Assistant, Dining Center Manager, etc.

Page/Tab 10 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?

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

417-836-5534

GaryStewart@MissouriState.edu