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The Springfield Design Association will be awarding two scholarships valued at $550.  


Requirements to Apply

  1. Undergraduate student enrolled full-time at Missouri State University.

  2. Junior or Senior standing in the Interior Design Program.

  3. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

  4. 3.0 GPA or higher in the Interior Design Major.

  5. You may not have previously received the scholarship.

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2023









How to Apply

  • Fill out the online application, attach the requirements listed below, and submit online. You will receive an email confirmation. 
    Download the PDF application found on this page (above). Fill out the application PDF form, attach your completed PDF application/requirements listed below, and submit online. You will receive an email confirmation. 

  • Complete the following requirements:

    • Letter of recommendation(s).

    • Degree Audit. 

    • Essay of minimum of 3,000 words including the below:

      • Career Goals

      • What clubs, organizations, and activities you participate in (may include campus or community related activities)

      • What honors, awards and/or scholarships have you received

      • Why you should be considered as a serious candidate for this scholarship.

  • After the submission deadline, Springfield Design Association will reach out to each applicant to their MSU e-mail to schedule the scholarship interview. 

  • Interviews will be conducted between April 19, 2023 and April 21, 2023. 

  • Bring hard copies of your completed requirements and example(s) of interior design projects – digital or physical project examples with you to your interview. If presenting a digital project, please bring all necessary equipment to present.


What to Expect During the Judging Interview

  • Each student will meet with a judge who is a Springfield Design Association Professional Designer.

  • Judge(s) will judge each applicant based on the following on a scale from 1-5 with the maximum of 20 possible points. 

    • Professionalism: Level of professionalism student exhibits during interview.

    • Preparedness:  Level of motivation in student exhibit by having the listed requirements items with them at the interview

    • Display/Presentation Attribute: Level of organization student exhibit while presenting the required information. If submitting a digital project example, please bring what technology is needed to presented with you during your interview.

    • Overall, Skills, Involvement and Presence.


What to Expect if/when Awarded Scholarship

  • $550 Scholarship is a one-time award that will be added to the awarded student(s) MSU account and is expected to show in the following January.

  • Students who won will be notified via e-mail sent from the Champion of the SDA student involvement committee, Crystal Monahan, to their MSU e-mail at the beginning of Fall semester in August.

  • Students who won will be given 2 tickets to attend the Salute to Construction banquet at the Oasis Convention Center in November where they will be recognized for receiving the scholarship. You can find past banquet information in the following link:

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