A+ Scholarship Program

A+ Scholarship Program

The A+ Schools Program was created in 1993 by state law as an incentive for improving Missouri's high schools. The primary goal of the A+ Schools Program is to ensure that all students who graduate from Missouri high schools are well prepared to pursue advanced education and/or employment.

The A+ Schools Program is designed to accomplish that imperative. "The A+ Schools Program will mobilize an intensive partnership among high schools, community colleges, students, teachers, parents, labor, businesses, and communities to give these students the motivation, skills, and knowledge to graduate from high school. It will create an innovative and well-designed path from high school to high skill, high wage jobs."

Purpose/Goals

While many Missourians see the A+ Schools Program as a scholarship program, it was created by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993 as an incentive for improving Missouri's high schools. The primary goal of the A+ Schools Program is to ensure that all students who graduate from Missouri high schools are well prepared to pursue advanced education and employment.

Everyone Benefits

The A+ Schools Program benefits students, school districts, and communities. More than 90,000 students have qualified for the A+ financial incentive since the program's inception. Subsequent to 1997, more than 38,000 eligible students have utilized at least one semester of the financial incentive. For 2008-09, the General Assembly appropriated $25.2 million to support the A+ Program.

Click here for a list of Eligible A+ Community and Vocational Colleges

https://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/documents/EligibleAplusPostsecondarySchools.pdf