SFCC awards more than 250 scholarships each year, including merit-based, performance and leadership. Scholarships don’t have to be repaid and are generally competitive. Many are renewable.

Some great scholarships available include:

  • The President’s Academic Excellence Scholarship—10 awarded annually
  • Achievement Scholarships—25 awarded annually
  • Performance Scholarships (fine and performing arts, athletics and cheerleading)—More than 100 available annually
  • Leadership (Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board and Student Ambassador scholarships)—Up to a dozen awarded annually

SFCC Foundation Scholarships

The SFCC Foundation also offers a variety of scholarships. The foundation was launched in 1981 with a single check for $2,000 from J. Higdon and Bernice Potter, who wanted their estate to benefit the young people of the community. The nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation raises funds to meet the needs of the college, from new buildings, programs and services to scholarships for deserving students.

Since it began, the foundation has given almost $8.8 million to the college from bequests, major gifts and endowment fund earnings—many from former students who appreciated the education they received at SFCC and wanted to give back. Current assets are nearly $8 million.

Who Can Apply?

You must be officially admitted as a degree-seeking student to be eligible for scholarships. If you haven’t applied to SFCC, you can do that online.

Once you’ve been accepted to SFCC and have a student ID and password, you may apply for scholarships. New and returning students may apply for most SFCC scholarships using a single online scholarship application.

What is the Scholarship Application Deadline?

The deadline to apply for scholarships for fall semester is March 1.

Upcoming high school graduates

  • You must be accepted into SFCC and your most recent high school transcript with placement scores (ACT®, SAT®, ACT Compass®, or ACCUPLACER® tests accepted) must be submitted to Admissions and Outreach by March 1 to be considered for all scholarships.

Transferring students

  • You must be admitted to SFCC and your current college transcripts submitted to Admissions and Outreach by March 1. If you are currently enrolled in classes at another school, you will need to submit a second transcript once grades have been posted for enrollment purposes.

Current SFCC students

  • Complete the scholarship application by March 1.

Private Scholarships

If you receive a scholarship from a private organization, SFCC will comply with all stipulations of the scholarship. As a rule, all private scholarships of more than $500 will be divided equally between fall and spring semesters, although they may be awarded in one semester at your request.

  • Endorse your scholarship check and mail to State Fair Community College, Financial Aid and Veteran Services, Attn: Scholarship Coordinator, 3201 W. 16th, Sedalia, MO 65301.
  • When we receive your check, we will add the funds to your account and note them as “Outside Scholarship.” Unless otherwise stated, the funds will first be used to reduce the amount of tuition and fees you owe, and then can be applied to book purchases.

Not sure what’s available? You can search here for SFCC scholarships:

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