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Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Scholars

Scholarships of up to $3,000 are awarded to new multicultural students in engineering each year with funds from generous companies, alumni and friends of the college. These scholarships play an important role in recruiting and retaining our students who will become the engineers and leaders of the future.

The College of Engineering scholarships are awarded based on academic merit (GPA and ACT/SAT score) and financial need.

To qualify for scholarships, incoming freshmen must

  • Enroll at MU the fall semester after high school graduation
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a member of an underrepresented minority group
  • Complete the Student Financial Aid application
    • The priority scholarship deadline for Diversity in Engineering is December 15.

Scholarship recipients are required to

  • Join an engineering student organization with the end goal of holding a leadership position
  • Complete semester progress checks
  • Participate in 1 on-site corporate visit each year
  • Maintain satisfactory academic standing toward the completion of an engineering degree
  • Become a member of the Diversity Scholars Program (DSP).
    • DSP is designed to guide underrepresented minority students toward both academic and professional opportunities that will help them achieve overall success.
  • Attend no fewer than 3 DSP workshops/seminars each semester

Scholarship renewal

  • Scholarships are renewable annually for up to 8 semesters, on a scaled rate of $500 – $3,000 base on MU cumulative GPA.
  • Participation in the Diversity Scholars Program is required for renewal.
  • Students must take at least 1 math and 1 science/engineering course each semester, or 2 science/engineering courses if math requirements are completed.

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