Diversity Awards

Renewal Criteria for Scholarships with Race or Ethnicity Selection Criteria

Mizzou will honor the financial aid commitments that previously used race-based criteria and were already awarded to returning and incoming students prior to recent state and federal guidance. Students continuing at Mizzou after the fall 2023 semester will continue to receive their scholarships for up a total of eight continuous fall and spring semesters, so long as they continue to meet the established renewal requirements.

Renewal Criteria for the Diversity Award & Nonresident Diversity Award

  • You may receive the award up to a total of 8 continuous fall or spring semesters (these awards do not apply in summer semesters);
  • You must maintain full-time enrollment;
  • You must remain continuously enrolled each academic year in the fall and spring semesters;
  • You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP);
  • You must maintain a 2.20 cumulative GPA; and
  • Please also see additional renewal conditions outlined below.

Renewal Criteria for the George C. Brooks Award

  • You may receive the award up to a total of 8 continuous fall or spring semesters (these awards do not apply to summer semesters);
  • You must maintain full-time enrollment;
  • You must remain continuously enrolled each academic year in the fall and spring semesters;
  • You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP);
  • You must maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA;
  • You must participate in the US Success Program through the Center for Academic Success and Excellence and the Honors College; and
  • Please also see additional renewal conditions outlined below.

Additional Renewal Eligibility Notes

  • If you are a current Mizzou student and a Missouri resident, you will continue to receive the same award amount you were initially awarded at the time of admission. Award amounts can vary between different enrollment years and are not subject to change after the initial award.
  • If you are a current Mizzou student and a non-Missouri resident, you will continue to receive the same award amount you were initially awarded at the time of admission unless you gain Missouri residency. Nonresident students who establish residency become eligible for in-state tuition rates but are no longer eligible for the automatic or competitive scholarships received based on out-of-state admission. Learn more about the benefits of gaining residency in the “Missouri residency and impacts on financial aid” section of our terms and conditions page.

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 submission date

Apr. 1, 2024 - FAFSA submission deadline

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