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James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program

The James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program was established pursuant to the provisions of the wills of James L. and Nellie M. Westlake for the purpose of assisting Missouri residents in pursuing a college education. Renewable scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited four-year institution of the student’s choice. Applicants must:

  • Be Missouri residents,
  • Be graduating seniors at Missouri high schools who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four- year college or university
  • Have completed one or two full years at a Missouri community college with sufficient credits to permit transfer to an accredited four-year college or university at the sophomore or junior level, respectively.
  • Demonstrate limited financial resources with an expected family contribution of $7,000 or less and a family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less.

Awards will cover the cost of tuition, plus approximately $2,000 additional to cover the costs of fees, books, and supplies.