A+ Scholarship Program


What is the A+ Program?

The A+ Program provides for curriculum development in high schools, including courses that allow students to apply what they learn through tutoring and job shadowing experiences. High school students are encouraged to have good grades, high attendance and engage in civically responsible behavior to prepare them for college. Possibly the most important part of the A+ Program is the financial incentive available to students for continuing their education after high school. During college, the A+ program encourages good grades and successful completion of a college degree, while incurring minimal to no debt. The A+ program is a wonderful program for our Missouri students!

Your Tuition is Covered

The A+ program will pay your tuition (maximum of $159.75 per credit hour) to any Missouri public community college, career, or technical school as long as you enroll full-time within 48 months after graduation from high school.

To receive the award, initial students must:

  • Graduate from an A+ eligible high school
  • Enroll and attend full-time (12 credit hours) each fall and spring term (6 credit hours each summer term).
  • Be seeking a degree or certificate at NCMC.
  • Not be pursuing a degree or certificate in theology or divinity.
  • Not have a criminal record preventing receipt of Title IV student financial aid.
  • Make a good faith effort to secure all available federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov.
    • Any Pell Grant funds and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) must first be applied to the cost of tuition and fees.
  • Achieve at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) on a 4.0 scale at the end of the fall semester and otherwise maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by NCMC.
  • Complete 12 semester credit hours (6 credit hours during the summer term) each term in which you receive an A+ award in order to maintain eligibility for the next term.

To renew the award, students must:

  • Continue to meet the eligibility requirements for initial students, except for the 2.0 CGPA fall term requirement.
  • Maintain a 2.5 CGPA on a 4.0 scale and otherwise maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by NCMC.
  • Make a good faith effort to secure all available federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov.
    • Any Pell Grant funds and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Gran (SEOG) must first be applied to the cost of tuition and fees.
  • Complete 12 semester credit hours (6 credit hours during the summer term) each term in which you receive an A+ award in order to maintain eligibility for the next term.

The A+ Eligibility Worksheet provides additional information that students will find helpful.

For additional A+ Scholarship questions, please contact Megan Pester at mpester@mail.ncmissouri.edu or (660) 359-3948 ext. 1405.