Mizzou Scholars Award

Minimum qualifications

  • Composite ACT score of 33 or higher, or an SAT score of 1450 or higher by Dec. 1 of senior year in high school
  • ACT or SAT score sent directly to MU from either ACT or the College Board by Dec. 1 of senior year in high school.
  • Excellent high school academic record
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Missouri resident
  • Enrollment at MU the first semester after high school graduation

Award amount

$10,000 per year

Application process

  • Submit an application for admission by Dec. 1 of senior year in high school
  • Have a high school transcript received by MU no later than Dec. 1 of senior year
  • Have ACT or SAT scores sent directly to MU from either ACT or the College Board by Dec. 1 of senior year in high school.
  • You will be required to submit an essay and a resume. You’ll need to log in with the email address and password you used with your admission application.
  • A committee will review completed applications and make the final selections based upon credentials and supplementary materials. Approximately 35 students will receive the $10,000 Mizzou Scholars Award.


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. Awards are not applicable to the summer semester.

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.

Additional information

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