A college education is a big investment, and scholarships are an excellent way to make your college experience more affordable. A scholarship is a type of financial aid that you don’t have to pay back.

Scholarship eligibility is based on a review of the following factors:

  • Merit (academic achievement, athletic skills, leadership qualities, community service, etc.);
  • Need (financial need based on your FAFSA information and other financial aid received); and/or
  • Distinguishing criteria (hometown, major, etc.)

Important Dates

For the 2024-2025 academic year

Dec. 1, 2023 - Scholarship deadline for first-time college students

Feb. 1, 2024 - Scholarship deadline for current & transfer students

March 1, 2024 - MU's recommended FAFSA priority submission date

Apr. 1, 2024 - FAFSA submission deadline

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