International Honors Scholarship

Minimum qualifications

  • Composite ACT score of 29 or higher or an SAT score of 1350 or higher for the new exam/1290 or higher pre-March 2016 exam
  • Must meet English language requirements for admission to academic program.
  • Excellent academic record in secondary school
  • Non-U.S. resident
  • Non-Missouri resident
  • Enrollment at MU directly after secondary-school graduation

Award amount

Effective Fall 2016, this award is $10,000 award per year. Award also includes admission to MU Honors College. 

The International Honors Scholarship will be canceled if nonresident tuition is waived or paid by another source.

Application process

Students must submit an MU application, including all application documents and official test scores, by March 1st.  Those students who meet the minimum qualifications listed above will be contacted by the International Admissions Office and will receive further instruction regarding the essay and recommendation letter that will be required for scholarship consideration.

Recipients will be contacted by April 1st and must accept the award before May1st. 


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 3.25 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.

Membership in the Honors College is subject to their Participation Requirements.

Additional information

Not transferable among the campuses of the University of Missouri system.