Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program
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|Amount:||at least 3,000|
|This program provides tuition assistance to certain public employees and their families if the employee is killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty.|
|To be eligible as an initial or renewal student, you must: •Be either: •A public safety officer permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty, •A spouse of a public safety officer killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty, or •A child (natural, adopted or stepchild) of a public safety officer or a Missouri Department of Transportation employee engaged in the construction or maintenance of the states highways, roads, and bridges killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty; •Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full time (12 credit hours) undergraduate student in a participating Missouri postsecondary school. Students with disabilities may be considered full-time when enrolled in at least six credit hours; •Be less than 24 years of age (applies to dependent children only); •Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the school; •Be a Missouri resident and a United States citizen or permanent resident; •Not be pursuing a degree or certificate in theology or divinity; and •Not have obtained a bachelors degree. Public safety officers include firefighters, police officers, capitol police officers, parole officers, probation officers, state correctional employees, water safety officers, conservation officers, park rangers, or highway patrolmen employed by Missouri or a political subdivision of the state. A permanent and total disability is a disability that renders the person unable to engage in any gainful work. If you are a dependent child, you will remain eligible through the semester in which you turn 24, unless you have already received your first bachelors degree by that time. How much can I receive? The maximum semester grant amount will be the lesser of the following: •Actual tuition charged for 12 credit hours at the school where you are enrolled full time, OR •Amount of tuition for 12 credit hours charged to an undergraduate Missouri resident enrolled full time in the same class level and in the same academic major at the University of Missouri-Columbia. If you transfer to a different school, your award amount may change based on the tuition at the school to which you transfer. Awards are provided based on funding availability and are made based on the earliest application received dates. Historically, there has been enough funding to pay all eligible applicants. Awards are not available during summer terms.|
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