Branson High School

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 A+ Scholarship Program

Students who qualify under the A+ Scholarship Program are eligible for tuition money to any Missouri public community college, vocational school or technical school, upon graduation from high school for a period of 48 months after high school; completion of 105% of the hours required for the program; or receipt of an associate's degree.  

Several colleges and universities in Missouri also offer scholarships to students who qualify for the A+ program.  Please check with schools to which you are applying to see if you qualify.


  • Attend an A+ Designated High School for 3 consecutive years prior to graduation
  • Graduate from an A+ High School with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Average 95% attendance during four years of high school
  • Perform 50 hours of unpaid school-based tutoring of which up to 25% may include job shadowing
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs or alcohol
  • Achieve a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I EOC exam or the equivalent level on a higher level DESE approved EOC, or a qualifying score, as established annually by the coordinating board for higher education, on the COMPASS exam or the mathematics component of the ACT Test
  • Attempt to secure federal funds which do not need to be repaid by completing the FAFSA form during the senior year
  • 18 year old males register for selective service
To maintain eligibility while attending a Missouri public community college or vocational/technical school, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.



College Name

Contact Phone #

A+ Contact Information

Crowder College

601 Laclede
Neosho, MO 64850



A+ Coordinator


East Central College

1964 Prairie Dell Road
Union, MO 63084


Heather Kleekamp


Jefferson College

1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050




State Technical College

One Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051




Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods

2601 NE Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156


MCC-Maple Woods


Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley

3201 SW Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111


MCC-Penn Valley

Metropolitan Community College-Longview

500 SW Longview Road
Lee Summit MO



Metropolitan Community College-Blue River20301 E 78 Highway

Independence MO 64057




MCC-Blue River

Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology Campus

1775 Universal Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64120


MCC-Business & Technology

Mineral Area College

5270 Flat River Road
PO Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601-1000


Admissions: 573-518-2218

Financial Aid: 573-518-2133


Missouri State University-West Plains

128 Garfield
West Plains MO 65775


Toll Free



Moberly Area Community College

101 College Avenue
Moberly, MO 65270-1304


Toll Free

Amy Hager

660-263-4100 Ext 11237


North Central Missouri College

1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683



660-359-3948 ext. 1513


Ozarks Technical Community College

1001 E. Chestnut Expy
Springfield, MO 65802


Linda Johns


St. Charles Community College

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376


Kirsten Perschbacher

Financial Assistance & Counselor II

St. Louis Community College-Forest Park

5600 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis Mo 63110


 Financial Aid: 314-644-9979

St. Louis Community College at Meramec

11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis MO 63122-5799



Financial Aid: 314-984-7650

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley

3400 Pershall Road
St. Louis MO 63135


Financial Aid: 314-513-4231

St. Louis Community College at Wildwood

2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040


Financial Aid: 636-422-2025

State Fair Community College

3201 West 16th Street
Sedalia MO 65301


Toll Free

Financial Aid: 660-530-5834

Three Rivers Community College

2080 Three Rivers Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901


Financial Aid: 573-840-9175




The following four-year colleges/universities offer A+ Scholarships not funded by the State of Missouri.  These scholarships are competitive and the A+ Senior needs to apply for these early.  Please contact the college or check the internet for more information.  Deadlines, and scholarship details may change, please check the website for updates.

The list below may be incomplete, contact individual colleges to inquire about A+ Scholarships and awards.  All awards are based upon meeting requirements of the A+ program.  Updated August 2014


Avila University

$500 annually awarded to full time, first year students who successfully complete the A+ Program.

Central Methodist College

Any student who has completed the A+ program is eligible for ½ tuition scholarship.

Columbia College

Awarded up to $2500 to new freshman, who have completed the Missouri A+ program

Culver Stockton

They offer a $1500 scholarship for students who participate in the A+ program.  For more information contact admissions

Drury University

The scholarship is within the dean’s scholarship.  See admissions for details.

Evangel University

This $1,000 renewable scholarship is offered for selected students who have completed the Missouri A+ Schools Program. A scholarship committee may select up to 20 applicants to receive this award. It is renewable with a 3.0 Cumulative GPA.  Application deadline is March 1.

Fontbonne University

Any student attending an A+ high school who completes the Missouri requirements for that program may be eligible for $1,000 in additional scholarship funds.

Missouri State University

This $500 per year renewable scholarship is offered  to 100 students.  To qualify you must meet A+ Program requirements, apply for admission by January 15, and apply for the A+ Recognition Scholarship Application.

Lincoln University

$1000 scholarship to the first 50 students who have completed the Missouri A+ Schools Program.

Call school for details 573-681-5000

Missouri Southern State University

$1000 per academic year (limit of 100) to A+ qualifier enrolled full time. The scholarship cannot be combined with other MSSU academic scholarships. It is renewable up to eight semesters with a 3.0 GPA.

Missouri Western State University

This competitive scholarship is awarded to students competitively who elect to enroll in a four-year degree program and who have a 3.00 GPA. This scholarship is renewable for 4 semesters with a 3.25 GPA.  Complete the General Scholarship Application.

Missouri Valley College

Any student who has completed the A+ program is eligible for ½ tuition scholarship. The student must be a first year entering resident student that meets admission requirements. 

Northwest Missouri State

A limited number of scholarships are available for $1500 to an A+ qualifier. Students will need to have a minimum score of a 21 on the ACT.  Contact admission for questions. It is renewable for one year by completing 24 credit hours with a GPA of 3.30.

Park University

$5000 tuition off for any A+ qualifier (Must provide a letter of eligibility from HS) who has a 3.25 GPA or 24 on the ACT and completes the scholarship application.  It is renewable for a maximum of four years with a GPA of 3.25 and the student must complete 24 credit hours each academic year (Fall and Spring).

Southeast MO State

See website for details.

Stephens College

Awarded $1000 yearly to students who demonstration completion of the A+ Program.

Truman State University

Students are awarded $500 scholarship each year.  Call admissions for details.

Webster University

Any A+ qualifier is awarded $1000-$2000 who has a 21 on the ACT. The student must complete an application. Deadline March 1

William Woods University

$1000 automatically awarded upon A+ completion requirements.


For more information, contact Mr. Brown in the Counseling Office.