Kids Chance Scholarship Program
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|Provided by:||Missouri Department of Higher Education|
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|This scholarship is available to children of workers who were seriously injured or died in a work-related accident covered and compensated by workers compensation. A serious injury is one that led to a paid settlement or judicial award and is verified with information from the Missouri Division of Workers Compensation. The MDHE partners with Kids' Chance, Inc. of Missouri, an organization that offers a similar, private scholarship, to identify eligible students. If you do not receive the state Kids Chance scholarship, you may be able to receive the private Kids Chance scholarship. The information below pertains only to the state scholarship|
|To be eligible for a state Kids Chance award, you must meet the following requirements at the time of application and throughout the period in which you receive the award. All Students •Be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or otherwise lawfully present in the United States. •Be a Missouri resident. •Be a child between the ages of 17 and 22 years of age of an employee who was seriously injured or died in a work related accident or from an occupational disease covered and compensated by Workers Compensation. •Be enrolled at least half-time at a participating Missouri school. •Have a FAFSA and a Kids Chance Scholarship application on file by April 30. •Have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $12,000 or less as calculated by the United States Department of Education from information provided on the FAFSA. •Not be pursuing a degree or certificate in theology or divinity. Renewal Students •Continue to meet the eligibility requirements for initial students. •Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. •Otherwise maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by your school. How much can I receive? The maximum state scholarship you will be able to receive is the lesser of: •The actual amount of tuition and/or incidental fees your school charges you as a Missouri resident for the number of credit hours in which you are enrolled for the semester, or •The amount of tuition the University of Missouri charges a Missouri resident enrolled in the same number of credit hours, or •The maximum private scholarship amount available to students through Kids Chance, Inc. of Missouri Your award may have to be reduced if your financial aid package is more than your schools cost of attendance, resulting in an overaward. Your financial aid office will not include student loans and aid based entirely on your academic performance (such as the Bright Flight scholarship) when determining if your aid has exceeded your cost of attendance. The MDHE will notify Kids Chance, Inc. of Missouri of eligible students who were not able to be paid because of limited state funding. These students may be able to receive a private Kids Chance scholarship. If a state scholarship award is less than the maximum private scholarship award, the gap may be able to be closed with private scholarship funds. All private scholarship award determinations are made by Kids Chance, Inc. of Missouri and the MDHE cannot guarantee eligibility or awards in these instances. How can I apply? •Complete your FAFSA by April 30 each year. The MDHE receives electronic FAFSA records for Missouri residents directly from the federal government. •Submit the Kids Chance Scholarship application by April 30 each year. Applications are available from your high school counselor or Kids Chance, Inc. of Missouris website (www.mokidschance.org). You must submit the completed application to: Kids Chance, Inc. of Missouri Scholarship Committee PO Box 410384 St. Louis, MO 63141 There is only one application that covers both the state and private scholarship. The MDHE will obtain the applications for students eligible for the state scholarship from Kids Chance, Inc. of Missouri. If you have any questions about the Kids Chance application, please call Kids Chance, Inc. of Missouri at (314) 997-3390|
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