Financial Assistance

Selection Process

The TAM scholarships are for students who are TAM majors at the time of the application as well as when the scholarships are used. The Scholarship Committee Chairperson shall screen all applications to be sure the candidate meets all of the scholarship requirements. Then the committee shall review and evaluate each application.

All applicants will need to apply using the MU Annual Scholarship Application and complete the FASFA documents through Financial Aid. For a list of college-wide scholarship opportunites, visit the College of Human Environmental Sciences website.

*Important Note: The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon how stock market performance affects the income generated. At times this may be less than the amount shown on the scholarship announcements. Not all scholarships may be awarded each year.

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2016

Al and Sandra Steinberg are both alumni of Mizzou. With over eighty years of combined experience in the retail industry, the Steinbergs hold a unique perspective on the softgoods industry. Both executives for Dillard’s, the couple started their careers with the May Company (now known as Macy’s). Sandra Steinberg, a TAM graduate, is Vice President and GMM of Dillard’s Southeast Division, operating 67 stores in five states. Al Steinberg, who became the one of the youngest vice presidents in Macy’s history at age 29, is now the Vice President and District Manager for 19 Dillard’s stores on the Florida coast. This scholarship was established to provide scholarship awards to students in Textile and Apparel Management in the College of Human Environmental Sciences.

Criteria:

  1. One or more annual scholarship awards shall be given to students enrolled in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management. Recipients shall either be undergraduate or graduate students.
  2. First preference shall be given to students with a demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  3. Donors prefer to give two equal annual scholarship awards if funds will allow, rather than several smaller awards.

The Fisher Ames Rhymes Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at the time of Mr. Rhymes death as a tribute to his work in the industry and his support for the Department of Textile and Apparel Management. Mr. Rhymes’ friends established the scholarship fund in industry and academe. Mr. Rhymes was vice-president for Public Affairs for the American Fiber Manufacturers Association. He was Chairman of MU’s Textile and Apparel Management Advisory Board for the Board’s first three years. Mr. Rhymes was very dedicated to Textile and Apparel education. He enjoyed working with students and often went far beyond the call of duty to help them with internships, jobs, and industry contacts. He was a role model to students who wanted to pattern their own careers after his industry experience and accomplishments. Students admired his gracious charm and saw him as a kind and generous father figure. This scholarship will be presented to a Textile and Apparel Management student with aspirations to work in the softgoods industry and whom the TAM Scholarship Committee chooses.

Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be a junior, senior, or graduate student in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management at the time of application and enrollment and at the time when the scholarship is used.
  2. Recipient must have a strong objective in the softgoods industry.
  3. Recipient must have demonstrated a strong service commitment to others as evidenced by contributions through campus, community, or professional organizations.
  4. Recipient must be in good academic standing.

Dr. Jean Hamilton was one of the dedicated faculty who had a huge impact on the lives of many students in the College of Human Environmental Sciences where she taught in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management from 1983 to 1999. She inspired her students to think critically and act professionally. She interacted with undergraduate students, challenged them to rise above the average, ask deep questions, and behave with honor. The Jean Hamilton Fund in Undergraduate Research shall be awarded annually.

Criteria:

  1. To provide one or more annual awards to outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management.
  2. The award is to assist the student as they conduct research with faculty mentors.
  3. The award may be used for, but not be limited to, funding the recipients’ research projects, travel to seminars for presentations, student development, etc.

The Karmen and Elizabeth (Liz) Finkemeier Scholarship in Textile and Apparel Management is available to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the department. This scholarship is in appreciation for the quality of education and the preparation for promising career opportunities these women received from the department.

Criteria:

  1. One of more annual scholarship award(s) to full-time, undergraduate student(s) enrolled in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management.
  2. Recipient must demonstrate financial need.

In appreciation for the quality of education and preparation for promising career opportunities our daughter received as a student in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management, Jack and Cindy Leonard have established a permanently endowed fund in the name of their daughter, Katie Leonard. This fund will provide an annual scholarship award to a Textile and Apparel Management student.

Criteria:

  1. To provide one or more annual awards to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in Textile and Apparel Management.
  2. First preference shall be given to students who exhibit leadership and academic merit.

The Kellwood Company manufactures and markets apparel and related softgoods worldwide, with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Kellwood is one of the largest publicly held U.S. apparel firm. Apparel ranges from underfashions to outerwear. Kellwood products, encompassing over 150 brands and trademarks, are sold in more than 25,000 retailers in the United States. A non-apparel unit, American Recreation Products, offers camping goods such as sleeping bags, tents, backpacks and related outdoor articles. Kellwood has an extensive global sourcing network. Since 1990, the MU Department of Textile and Apparel Management has had a special relationship with Kellwood Company because Dr. Dickerson served on their Board of Directors. They have provided internships, field trips, employment of numerous TAM graduates, and other forms of support for the Department.

Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be a junior, senior, or graduate student in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management at the time of application and at the time when the scholarship is used.
  2. Selected recipients shall have demonstrated a strong record of academic excellence and have indicated a strong career objective in the softgoods industry.

This endowment fund, established in honor of Maxine Hobbs Patrick and Homer Patrick, will provide graduate fellowship award to a student in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management. The Patrick’s daughter, Carolyn Wenneker, was instrumental in establishing this award to honor her parents.

Criteria:

  1. One or more annual fellowship award(s) shall be made to a graduate student(s) in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management.
  2. Selected recipient(s) shall be a graduate student(s) in good standing.
  3. Recipient(s) shall be selected based on financial need and academic excellence.
  4. Preference shall be given to a student(s) who is a graduate of a high school in the State of Missouri.

The Mike Munie Memorial Scholarship will provide a scholarship award to a fashion merchandising student who shows professional potential, has a strong retail career objective and is in good standing academically. Missy Fish, who has had an extensive career in different segments of the industry and is a graduate of the TAM department, sponsors the scholarship in honor of her brother, Mike Munie.

Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be a junior or senior in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management at the time of application and at the time when the scholarship is used.
  2. Recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  3. Recipient must have a strong retail career objective.

Natalie R. Reid/Wheeler Memorial Fund scholarships will be presented to Textile and Apparel Management students. Financial need is the primary criterion for this scholarship with scholastic achievement secondary.

Criteria:

  1. Recipients must be a junior, senior or graduate student working on a degree in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management at the time of application and at the time when the scholarship is used.
  2. Recipients must demonstrate financial need.

The Payless scholarship endowment directs that one or more annual scholarship awards shall be given to students enrolled in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management, shall have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale, preference shall be given to students majoring in Merchandising and may be either undergraduate or graduate students and PhD students may also be considered.

Criteria:

  1. Recipient must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  2. Preference shall be given to students majoring in Merchandising

Russell is currently owned by Berkshire Hathaway. Previously Russell Corporation was a vertically integrated textile/apparel firm with headquarters in Alexander City, AL. Russell Corporation has long been known as a stalwart advocate and supporter for education at all levels. The TAM Department had a special working relationship with Russell Corporation that has included scholarships, internships, field trips, and employment of graduates. In 1994, Russell Corporation established an endowment for an annual scholarship in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management.

Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be student in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management at the time of application and at the time when the scholarship is used.
  2. Financial need shall be given greater consideration when selecting recipients than grade point average.
  3. Preference shall be given to undergraduate students.

The Schmidt-Stevens family members, Textile and Apparel Management colleagues and students, HES colleagues, and other friends established this scholarship as a gesture of love on the part of the Schmidt-Stevens family and in appreciation and recognition of Sharon’s dedication to her students and her years of service in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management and College of Human Environmental Sciences.

Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be student in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management at the time of application and at the time when the scholarship is used.
  2. Recipients shall be contributing to the costs of their education by working part-time to help defray the costs of their education.
  3. Recipient must show demonstrated leadership by participating in one or more student clubs or organizations in the College of Human Environmental Sciences.
  4. Preferences shall be given to students with a demonstrated financial need.
  5. Additional preference to students who carry a grade point average of 2.5 to 3.5.

Dr. Kitty Dickerson, Former Professor and Chairman, Department of Textile and Apparel Management, University of Missouri, established this undergraduate scholarship to honor her mother, Virgie Keith Gardner. Although Mrs. Gardner never had an opportunity for higher education herself, she has been a life-long supporter and cheerleader of her daughter. Mrs. Gardner is one of the true heroines of this world, always placing others’ needs ahead of her own. She carried a heavy family load, providing a home for many members of the extended family while being employed fulltime. She juggled the many demands of her life with grace and love, often accomplishing the nearly impossible. Foreign to her are any hints of selfishness, pride, or vanity. She is a humble woman, a first-class human being, and an extraordinary mother.

Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be in the high need category for financial aid.
  2. Selected recipients shall have demonstrated professional promise as determined by the Chair of the Department.
  3. Recipients shall be contributing to the costs of their education by working part-time to help defray the costs of their education.
  4. Preference is given to qualifying freshman and/or transfer students who earned an AA degree prior to enrolling at MU.
  5. Recipient shall be a resident of the State of Missouri.

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