Awarding Financial Assistance
to Further Educational Goals

Assistance League of Mid-Missouri believes that providing financial assistance toward a college degree or skilled training will improve the employment opportunities and financial security for those individuals served. Our annual Assisting Women’s Achievement Scholarships are awarded to women age 25 and older who have successfully completed 60 hours of college work. Columbia College, Stephens College, the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, and the University of Missouri College of Education select recipients for these scholarships. Scholarships are also awarded through the Assisting Women’s Military Heroes Awards at Columbia College. Through the Columbia Area Career Center, we help veterans from Welcome Home receive skills-based training.

In 2019, Assistance League of Mid-Missouri initiated the Carter-MacLellan Make-A-Difference Scholarship to honor two former Board presidents, Judy Carter and Becky MacLellan, who led the effort to establish Upscale Resale. This annual scholarship recognizes one graduating senior at each of Columbia’s four public high schools who has demonstrated a willingness to volunteer and a commitment to serve others.

The Scholarships may serve:

• local schools
• colleges and universities
• vocational training centers
• adult care centers
• city programs for youth
• other similar entities

Scholarships have been awarded since 2004. Since its inception, the Scholarships program has awarded more than $489,000 in scholarships to 295 recipients.

Listen to a KFRU interview
about Scholarships.