Formerly Mizzou Heritage Scholarship.

The scholarship structure described here will be effective for students whose first semester at MU is Fall 2018 or later. Those students who began enrollment prior to Fall 2018 and were receiving the Mizzou Heritage Scholarship will continue to receive that scholarship as is. 

Black & Gold Scholarship

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Automatic

Minimum qualifications

Level 1 Award

  • Effective for students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2019: Eligible composite ACT score will be 27 or higher (SAT of 1260 or higher); class rank qualification will be eliminated. All other qualifications will remain unchanged. 
  • Biological, adoptive, or step-parent who graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Nonresident
  • Enrollment at MU the first semester after high school graduation

Level 2 Award

  • Effective for students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2019: Eligible composite ACT score will be 25-26 (SAT of 1200-1250); class rank qualification will be eliminated. All other qualifications will remain unchanged. 
  • Biological, adoptive, or step-parent who graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. 
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Nonresident
  • Enrollment at MU the first semester after high school graduation

For more information on scholarship criteria prior to Fall 2019, please contact us by email at sch-appl@missouri.edu.

Award amount

Level 1 Award

Full waiver of nonresident tuition (approximately $15,838) for nonresident students. Waiver of nonresident tuition is for a total of 8 regular semesters (fall and spring), students are not eligible for the waiver during summer terms.

(Will be canceled or reduced if nonresident tuition is waived or paid by another source.)

Level 2 Award

Half waiver of nonresident tuition (approximately $7,919) for nonresident students. Waiver of nonresident tuition is for a total of 8 regular semesters (fall and spring), students are not eligible for the waiver during summer terms.

The Level 2 amount may be combined with the Border State Scholars Award, provided the student also meets the qualifications for that award.

(Will be canceled or reduced if nonresident tuition is waived or paid by another source.)

Application process

No application required. Students are automatically considered once admitted to MU.

Renewal

Renewable for an additional three years. Students can receive the scholarship for a maximum of eight regular (fall or spring) semesters, or until receiving a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first.

To remain eligible for the award, recipients must:

  • Remain continuously enrolled at MU for each regular (fall and spring) semester
  • Enroll for a minimum of 12 MU credit hours each semester (fall and spring)
  • Complete at least 24 graded credit hours each academic year
  • Maintain a cumulative MU grade point average of 2.5 or higher

Dismissal from the University for any conduct reason will result in a loss of the scholarship award.  If renewal criteria (minimum completion of hours and cumulative GPA for the specific award) are met at the close of the academic year (spring semester), the student may regain eligibility.  However, the semester(s) during the suspension will be counted as part of the eight semester maximum award.

Failure to meet the renewal criteria will cause the recipient to be ineligible to receive the scholarship for the following academic year. If at the end of that academic year the renewal criteria listed above are met, the scholarship will be reinstated for the next academic year. However, all regular semesters of enrollment are counted toward the eight-semester limit of receiving the award.

The Black and Gold Scholarship will be cancelled or reduced if nonresident tuition is waived or paid by another source

Additional information

The scholarship pays for 100 percent of the nonresident tuition charged for enrollment. It does not, however, pay for any other educational or enrollment fee. For a list of fees, please refer to the MU Office of Cashiers. Should a nonresident student apply for and be approved for Missouri residency, the scholarship will be cancelled and will not be replaced with a Missouri resident equivalent award.

The Black & Gold Scholarship is not transferable among the campuses of the University of Missouri system.