Scholarships: the Basics

Drury has an extensive scholarship program designed to acknowledge those students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership or other special abilities, regardless of need.

To be considered for these awards, students must meet the specific requirements for individual scholarships or awards. We encourage all scholarship applicants to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are advised to submit application for scholarships and awards early in their senior year of high school as funding for these programs is limited.

Drury University and NCAA policies prohibit students who receive athletic awards from receiving other “countable” aid. This includes, but is not limited to, Diversity Scholarships and Residential Scholarships.

Scholarships that are awarded by Drury University are funded by an endowment of the University. The Office of Alumni and Development will contact you at a later date to write an acknowledgment letter to the donor. Acceptance of any award constitutes a student’s agreement to write an acknowledgement letter at the University’s request.

All academic scholarships will be renewed annually providing that all scholarship requirements are met. Trustee, Presidential, and Dean’s Scholarship recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress at all times and be in good academic standing with the University. If the above criteria are met and the student has carried a full load each semester (minimum 12 hours), the award will be renewed at the end of each academic year for a maximum of four years of college or completion of the bachelor’s degree, whichever is first (except accounting and architecture degree candidates, who are in a five-year program).

Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 hours as of the 100% charge date in each semester to receive their scholarship(s) for that semester. No exceptions to this policy shall be made.

Drury University reserves the right to withdraw part or all of any Drury-funded scholarship if a student’s tuition is paid in full or in part by an outside/government agency. Any new information received that would impact a student’s financial aid awards will be evaluated, and the University reserves the right to make adjustments to the student’s aid package or awards.