October 11, 2019


Yesterday, Governor Mike Parson announced an exciting new scholarship opportunity for State of Missouri team members through Western Governors University. He made the announcement Thursday during the Missouri as a Model Employer Talent Showcase in the Missouri State Capitol.


Governor Parson announces new scholarship


The scholarship, called “Show Me Your Triumph,” will award at least 10 State of Missouri team members a $5,000 scholarship each.

The scholarship is available to all State of Missouri team members. It is not a requirement to have a disability to receive this scholarship, but Western Governors University will take a closer look at the applicants with a disability.

Interested applicants have until July 31, 2020 to apply. Applicants are asked to submit an essay explaining what obstacle they had to overcome.

To apply, click here.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Missouri as a Model Employer survey! Your support of this very important initiative is sincerely appreciated.

If you haven’t yet, please take a few minutes to complete the Missouri as a Model Employer survey. It’s brief and anonymous.

Earlier this year, Governor Mike Parson launched the Missouri as a Model Employer Initiative to help more people with disabilities gain employment in state government.

As we strive to create an inclusive environment, we need your help to capture data and better support the needs of individuals with disabilities across our state workforce. You can show your support by taking the survey.

Learn more about the Missouri as a Model Employer Initiative: