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Dean’s Scholars


The purpose of the Engineering Dean’s Scholars Program is to recognize, mentor and train our highest-achieving students in scholarship and leadership.

Dean’s Scholarship

Members of the Engineering Dean’s Scholars Program receive $1000 for the freshmen year. The Dean’s Scholars Award is renewable for up to a total of 8 semesters or completion of your undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.  Renewal of the Dean’s Scholars Award is dependent upon maintaining a cumulative 3.5 GPA at the end of each spring semester. The Dean’s Scholars award requires the completion of at least one math and one science/engineering course each semester or 2 science/engineering courses if math requirements are already met.

Engineering Scholars FIG

Engineering Dean’s Scholars participate in the Engineering Scholars Freshmen Interest Group (FIG), and will be assigned a roommate from the program. Room assignments will be in Hudson Hall or Gillette Hall.

Faculty-Scholar dinners will be held several times during the semester to allow the scholars to meet with engineering faculty and to learn about the engineering profession and undergraduate research opportunities. In addition, the dean and/or the associate dean of the College of Engineering will also hold sessions with the scholars each semester.

Leadership and Mentoring

Dean’s Scholars will participate in leadership or mentoring activities during their sophomore, junior and senior years. Examples of such activities include serving as engineering ambassadors or peer advisors for an engineering FIG, participation in the engineering Freshman Mentoring Program, or on the Formula Car and Mizzou Eco-racing teams. Students chosen for peer adviser positions will have their room and board covered in exchange for their services.

Program Requirements

Engineering Dean’s Scholars are required to participate in the Engineering Scholars FIG, live in Hudson Hall or Gillette Hall for at least the first semester, and attend special sessions with the Mizzou Engineering dean and other engineering faculty.  As a condition for renewal, during the sophomore, junior, and senior years, Engineering Scholars will participate in leadership or mentoring activities such as engineering ambassadors or the Freshman Mentoring Program. Students interested in graduate studies will be given opportunities to work with faculty on undergraduate research projects.


Students who have ACT math and composite scores of 32 or higher and a high-school rank in the top 10% of their class will be considered for the Dean’s Scholars Program. Students whose scores are close to meeting these criteria may request an application by contacting the Engineering Dean’s Office at the address below. Applications are due February 1.

Dean’s Scholars Application

Mizzou Engineering Scholarship Program
W1025 Lafferre Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO  65211