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New Traditions

New Traditions is a statewide network of resource centers and resource personnel. The goal of New Traditions is to help members of special populations enroll, enter, and complete career and technical programs. New Traditions is designed to assist people who are facing economic changes and need skills training. Its major purpose is to assist in planning careers that offer more job security, higher pay and employment success.


Who is eligible for New Traditions?

NONTRADITIONALS are individuals who are seeking employment in an occupation traditionally dominated by the opposite gender.

SINGLE PARENTS are individuals who are unmarried or legally separated from their spouse and are pregnant or have a minor child(ren) for which the parent has either sole or joint custody.

DISPLACED HOMEMAKERS are individuals who are divorced, widowed, separated, or have a disabled spouse, and must prepare for paid employment.


GIRLS AND WOMEN 14-25 are female students seeking vocational skills to enable them to support themselves and their families.

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES and individuals with other barriers to educational achievement, including limited English proficiency.


Assistance and Available Services

Help in identifying your interest and skills

Support services for finding solutions to your special concerns

Paid tuition for vocational training for qualified applicants

Career Counseling

Vocational Testing

Adult Basic Education

Financial Aid Information

Educational or Training Referrals

Workshops (link)

Job Placement and Follow-up

Nontraditional Workshops

Professional Development for Educators


Need Help Getting Started?
Consider our Career Focus Seminar

Identify your interests, skills, and personal preferences

Explore occupations and the job market (links to career info)

Investigate nontraditional careers

Discover vocational training opportunities

Check out financial aid available (links to scholarships page)

Renew and build self-confidence

Set your own life-career goals

Decide how to implement your goals

Be a part of a supportive, searching, and sharing group

For more information, please contact:
Sonda Stuart
New Traditions
Moberly Area Community College
101 College Avenue
Moberly, MO 65270
(660) 263-4110 or 1-800-622-2070, extension 11232

Scholarship Recipients

The New Traditions scholars will receive New Traditions scholarships and grants at a ceremony on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 2 pm in the Blue Room, Moberly campus. All are welcome to attend to help us celebrate their academic success!




New Traditions Institutional Scholarship applications are available on-line at as part of the online MACC Institutional Scholarship application within the Financial Aid tab in the ‘Services’ menu, in the New Traditions office, Career Center Room C-02, or the Career and Placement Center, Room C-21; the Financial Aid office on the Moberly Campus; and from the Off-Campus Site Coordinators.

The application deadline for MACC Institutional Scholarships is April 1 for the following fall semester. Applications for private New Traditions scholarships and Displaced Homemaker Fee Waivers can be made during the first month of the semesters in which they are awarded.

Most New Traditions Scholarships are awarded according to a prioritized needs assessment. A formula is used that calculates points based on demographic criteria including age, marital status, family situation, family size, income, source of income, and employment history. Recipients must be enrolled at Moberly Area Community College in a degree-seeking program and be in good academic standing. They must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

• Displaced Homemaker
• Nontraditional Student
• Limited English Proficiency
• Dislocated Worker
• Girls and Women aged 15-25
• Single Parent
• Economically Disadvantaged
• Disability
• Returning Adult Student


Displaced Homemaker Fee Waivers:

- Widowed, divorced, or disabled spouse
- Un- or under-employed, or experiencing re-entry into employment
- In need of vocational skills/training in order to support self and/or family
Must be enrolled in a vocational program, making satisfactory academic progress (GPA 2.5 or higher). Only covers unmet need for tuition, fees, books, and supplies. The recipient cannot be overawarded from another funding source, e.g. Pell Grant, GAMM. Renewable depending on availability of funds. This comes from a DESE allocation specifically for this purpose.


Institutional Scholarships:

Enrolled in at least 9 college-level credit hours in a career and technical program (developmental classes do not count). $500 per semester. Renewable for one consecutive semesters if a 2.5 GPA is maintained. Maximum of five awarded annually.


Private Scholarships:

New Traditions Advisory Committee
Recipients must meet New Traditions eligibility criteria and make satisfactory academic progress (GPA 2.5 or better)

Business Women of Missouri - Huntsville Chapter
Recipient must meet New Traditions eligibility criteria and must have attended Westran High School or be a resident of Huntsville.

GE Express Financial Services
Returning adult student who meets New Traditions’ eligibility criteria

Missouri Association for Family and Community Education
Returning adult woman student who meets New Traditions' eligibility criteria and resides in Randolph County

Carolee Hazlet Scholarship
Recipient must meet New Traditions Scholarship eligibility criteria

VFW Ladies Auxiliary to Post 2654
Recipient must meet New Traditions Scholarship eligibility criteria and reside in Randolph County - Preference given to veterans

PEO-Chapter K J
Recipient must meet New Traditions Scholarship eligibility criteria and reside in Randolph County

Beta Sigma Phi-Preceptor Laureate Eta
Recipient must meet New Traditions Scholarship eligibility criteria and reside in Randolph County.

Ruth Lawrence Memorial Scholarship
Returning adult student who meets New Traditions' eligibility criteria.

Kimberlee Enochs Keithley Memorial Scholarship
Returning adult student who meets New Traditions' eligibility criteria.