160.276.  Scholarships for qualified students pursuing teacher education degree — amount — colleges and universities participating to provide matching fund. — 1.  Within the limits of amounts appropriated therefor, the department of elementary and secondary education shall make one-year, nonrenewable scholarships in an amount of one thousand dollars available to high school graduates and junior and community college students who are residents of Missouri, who enter and make a commitment to pursue a teacher education program approved by the department of elementary and secondary education and offered by a four-year college or university located in Missouri, and who have:

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  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020

 (1)  Achieved scores on an accepted standardized test of academic ability, including, but not limited to, the SAT, ACT, SCAT, which place them at or above the eighty-fifth percentile; or

 (2)  A high school rank at or above the eighty-fifth percentile.

 2.  Any college or university located in Missouri which offers a teacher education program approved by the department of elementary and secondary education, and wishes to have the scholarships provided pursuant to this section made available to eligible applicants for admittance to such college or university, must provide matching funds to match, dollar for dollar, the funds made available by the state under this section for students attending the college or university.  Such matching funds shall not be taken from money made available to the college or university from state funds.  The total scholarship available to any one student from state and from college and university sources under such match program shall be two thousand dollars.