History of the MLTA Scholarship Award  

Since 2013, one of the benefits available to MLTA members is the Scholarship Award.  This award is open to all active MLTA members, their family members and staff members.  Applicants must be enrolled in an academic institution.  Each year the scholarship committee awards no less than one $1,000 scholarship to a full-time student and a $500 scholarship for a part-time student enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours and working a minimum of 30 hours per week.  More scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the scholarship committee and the availability of funds. 

Applicants must complete an application and a short essay. The finalist will be interviewed by the scholarship committee via teleconference. In 2018, the committee received fifteen applications. Each committee member reviewed the applications and selected those whom they felt should be considered for a scholarship. Five applicants were selected by the committee as a finalist and were interviewed via teleconference. At the completion of the interviews, the committee selected and awarded a total of $5,000 to five students.

Similarly, in 2017, there were 8 applicants.  Five students were interviewed and a total of $3,500 was awarded.  In 2016, there were 7 applicants.  Five students were interviewed and 4 students were awarded a total of $2500. 

Since the scholarship award was established, the MLTA Board has generously set aside a portion of its budget for scholarships.  In addition, it is contributing $100 to the scholarship fund as a memorial for a deceased member. 

The 2020 Scholarship Committee is made up of the following MLTA members:  David Litten, chairperson; Stacy Burton; Cheryl Williams; Tom Walsh; Crystanna Cox; Lois Arnzen and Susan Wehrle.

The MLTA Scholarship Award has been funded almost entirely by the MLTA Board. You can help make higher education possible for a deserving member of the MLTA family by donating to the scholarship fund.

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Past Recipients

2012-2013 Mary Pierce
2013-2014 Savannah Hoff
2014-2015 Bailey King & Jacob Chiarelli
2015-2016 Audrey Marlay, Brandi Peasel & Jessica Black

2016-2017 Nathan Piccoli, Abby Pierce, Sophia Leonard, Reagan Williams, and Cassie Edmiston

2017-2018 Jake Chiarelli, Nathan Piccoli, and Jessica Black

2018-2019 Abby Pierce, Nathan Piccoli, Rachel Hutchings, Kate Conley Hughes, and Megan Maetten


Purpose:  The Missouri Land Title Association (MLTA) has established this award to provide financial assistance to deserving students enrolled in a two or four-year academic program based on eligibility requirements as set out below.


The Missouri Land Title Association plans to award no less than one $1,000 scholarship to a full-time student and one $500 scholarship to part-time student (enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester and working a minimum of 30 hours per week).  

More scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the scholarship committee and the availability of funds.  The selection of award recipients will be based on a comprehensive review process.  Areas of review by the committee include but are not limited to the following:  Accomplishments (academic and/or career), Community Service, References, and a Personal Essay. 

Eligibility:  To apply and be considered for one of these awards, the applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Must be from an active class of members of MLTA or the spouse, child, step-child or grandchild from an active class of members.  (Affiliate, Special Award or Retired Members and their families are not eligible)
  2. Must be accepted as either a full-time (enrolled in no less than 12 credit hours per semester) or part- time student (enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester while currently employed for at least 30 hours per week) at a college or university, for the upcoming academic semester.  Proof of enrollment will be required.
  3. Must submit the completed application form with necessary attachments timely. The deadline for submitting applications is May 15, 2020 (no exceptions).     
  4. Finalists will be required to fulfill a phone interview with members of the MLTA Scholarship Committee.

Applications should be emailed to:

Letters of Reference may be attached to the application when emailed or mailed directly to: 

Missouri Land Title Association
P.O. Box 620
Bonne Terre, MO  63628 

Note:  If you do not have the ability to complete and submit the application electronically, please contact MLTA. 

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