The Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation (MSLF) and the Higher Education Loan Authority of the State of Missouri (MOHELA) are pleased to offer the Missouri Family Education Loan Program (MOFELP). MOFELP is a private student loan program designed to provide borrowing options for Missouri students who have financial need but may not meet the traditional credit requirements for private loans. MSLF is the MOFELP lender, and MOHELA is the servicer for MOFELP loans.
The funds for MOFELP are limited for each academic year and are available on a first come, first served basis. These funds, while available, will be used to make interest free MOFELP loans to students attending Participating Schools who meet the eligibility, underwriting and other requirements.
The Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program, named in honor of Allan Walker Purdy, is designed to provide merit-based scholarships to emerging leaders who are outstanding students and who have a need for additional resources for higher education. This scholarship supports candidates who demonstrate academic merit, strong leadership potential and exceptional character. Additionally, these students have a vision, are eager to make their contribution to the world and have the work ethic to bring their dreams to fruition.
The application deadline is June 15 of the current year. Applications must be submitted online through the Scholarship Central application process.
The Foundation funds grants to benefit students with a specific and urgent financial need which serves as a barrier to their educational success. Eligible students attending Missouri public four-year institutions, community colleges and State Technical College of Missouri are identified by the Financial Aid Director at the institution.