Graduate & Professional Program Scholarships

Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate students can apply for graduate assistantships, fellowships and scholarships, including scholarships that fund dissertation research, travel and professional presentations.

For more information, consult the Office of Graduate Studies’ financial aid guide.

School of Law

The University of Missouri Law School Foundation has established need-based and merit-based scholarships for law students. Students entering the school in fall semester must have a complete law school application packet on file by Jan. 15 of that year to be considered by the scholarship committee.

Questions regarding scholarships should be addressed to the Law School Admissions Office (not MU Student Financial Aid) at 573-882-6042.

School of Medicine

Most scholarships received by medical students are institutionally funded through donations and gifts from alumni and friends of the school. Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available. Recipients are selected by the School of Medicine Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee according to scholarship guidelines. Each student receives a scholarship application following formal admission to the school.

Visit the School of Medicine’s website for more information about scholarships for medical students.

College of Veterinary Medicine

The MU College of Veterinary Medicine offers grants and scholarships from endowments managed by the college and other sources. Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement and/or need.

For more information, check the college’s financial aid guide, or contact the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Admissions Office.

Tuition Settlement Scholarships

UM MOST Scholarships

Financial aid maximum limits

All scholarships, grants, and financial resources you receive are subject to being reduced if the combined total reaches your maximum Cost of Attendance. If you feel that you have additional educational costs that exceed your standard Cost of Attendance (COA) then you can contact the Student Financial Aid office to see if there is an opportunity to appeal to increase your COA. Keep in mind, that even if your COA is able to be increased it does not mean that all of your financial aid scholarships, grants, or other resources can be increased.

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

More dates

Resources & Information

Review the following pages for clear understanding of the financial aid programs and ensure maximum aid eligibility from year to year.