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Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

Scholarship applications for incoming freshmen should be completed by Dec. 1 on the University of Missouri Student Financial Aid website.

Admitted freshmen are eligible to apply for an Engineering Scholarship based on their ACT Composite, math ACT score, high school performance, with additional consideration given for freshmen who have exhibited involvement in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) extra-curricular activities. Scholarship selection will be a based on holistic view of each individual within the total freshman applicant pool and funds available.

Engineering scholarships are renewable for one year. Renewal is based on MU cumulative grade point average.

Admitted freshman students who are members of underrepresented minority groups will also be eligible to apply for Engineering Diversity Scholarships based on similar criteria for all admitted freshmen.

Contact Whitney Hays for more information.

Other Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Dean’s Scholars

Members of the Engineering Dean’s Scholars Program receive $1,000 for the freshmen year and is renewable for up to a total of 8 semesters or completion of your undergraduate degree, whichever comes first. Renewal is dependent upon maintaining a cumulative 3.5 GPA at the end of each spring semester.

Project Lead the Way Scholarship

The College of Engineering will annually award a $500 scholarship to students who have graduated from a certified Project Lead The Way (PLTW) high school and completed a minimum of two PLTW courses. Final course grades must be a B-level or higher. Students must be enrolled full time in the College of Engineering. Students must also meet the minimum requirements for scholarships in the College of Engineering.

FIRST Program Scholarships

In partnership with FIRST, the College of Engineering annually awards up to 4 scholarships of $500, renewable for a total of 4 years, to students enrolling full time in any discipline of engineering who have participated in the FIRST Robotics or FIRST Tech Challenge programs for at least one full year.


Scholarships for Transfer Students

Transfer students applying for a scholarship must

  • have completed Calculus I
    • Calculus I, and other math, science and engineering grades will be considered when determining awards.
  • complete the MU Student Financial Aid online application
  • send an official transcript to:

College of Engineering Scholarship Committee
W1025 Lafferre Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Scholarship recipients must

  • maintain a minimum 3.4 GPA
  • take at least 28 credit hours each academic year
  • take at least 1 math and 1 science or engineering course a semester. The science/engineering course must be at least 3 credit hours. If math requirements have been met, students must take 2 science or engineering courses a semester.

The Scholarship Committee will make the final decision for transfer scholarships in the spring prior to the upcoming academic year.

A scholarship award is an annual award, with half available for the fall semester and half available for the spring semester. Scholarships are not available for summer sessions.

Civil & Environmental Engineering Transfer Scholarship

Transfer students can apply for a scholarship through the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department.

Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Scholarships for Freshmen

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 Dec. 1.

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.

Other Scholarships

Contact:

  • Please contact Deyna Roberson with any other questions.

Scholarships for Current Students

Students are automatically considered for departmental scholarships when they do all of the following:

  • complete the MU Annual Scholarship Application no later than Feb. 1
  • are a sophomore, junior or senior
  • declare a major
    • For example, you must be a Computer Science major to be considered for Computer Science departmental scholarships.
  • take at least 28 credit hours each academic year
  • take at least 1 math and 1 science or engineering course a semester. The science/engineering course must be at least 3 credit hours.If math requirements have been met, students must take 2 science or engineering courses a semester.

A scholarship committee (composed of representatives from each department) chooses recipients based on the criteria of individual scholarships (some specific scholarships emphasize academics, others are more needs based).

An award is annual, with half the funds available for the fall semester and half available for the spring semester. Scholarships are not available for summer sessions.

Contact your departmental advisor for more information.

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