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All students enrolled at the University of Missouri are required to pay tuition based on the number of credits of instruction they are receiving.  Courses taken as a hearer (auditor) are charged at their normal credit value when computing the amount of fees to be paid. Some departments also assess additional course feesOther required fees may include equipment/materials and international fees. Optional fees may include student insurance.

Freshmen Scholarships

Scholarship applications for incoming freshmen should be completed by Dec. 15. To apply for engineering scholarships, you must first apply for admission and receive your myZou account information. Once your account information is available, log into your myZou account and set your permanent password so that you can apply for the annual scholarship applications.

Admitted freshmen are eligible to apply for an Engineering Scholarship based on their ACT Composite, math ACT score and 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.

Contact Heather Ralph with any other questions.

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 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

Other Diversity Scholarships

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 Mechanical Engineering major to be considered for Mechanical Engineering departmental scholarships.
  • maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • take at least 28 credit hours each academic year
  • take at least one math and one 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 two 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 need-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.

Students must submit a scholarship application each year in order to be considered, even if the scholarship is renewable. Failure to re-apply will result in the loss of a scholarship.

Contact your departmental adviser for more information.

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
    • W1002 Lafferre Hall
    • Columbia, MO 65211

Scholarship recipients must:

  • maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • take at least 28 credit hours each academic year
  • take at least one math and one 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 two 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.

  • Dean’s Fellow of Excellence (Excerpt)
  • IMSE’s GANN Fellowship (Excerpt)
  • Competitive fellowships such as grants, scholarships, and similar funding opportunities are available to graduate students. Typically, fellowships fund study, research, or teaching in the US or abroad. Fellowships are an investment in your future, not a reward for previous work.
  • Competitive students are energetic and high-achieving, with the potential to make significant contributions for the public good. Additional assets include:
    • High GPAs
    • Service-learning courses or meaningful volunteer experience
    • Research experience
    • Studying abroad (preferably for a full-term, not just during a break between semesters)
    • Leadership and participation in campus and community activities
  • Learn more about fellowships and how the Fellowships Office can help you achieve

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid promotes excellent customer service while educating students, families, campus and the community about Financial Aid resources in order to promote access in higher education.

Cashiers OfficeTuition and Fees

All students enrolled at the University of Missouri are required to pay tuition based on the number of credits of instruction they are receiving.  Courses taken as a hearer (auditor) are charged at their normal credit value when computing the amount of fees to be paid.

Fellowships Office

“Fellowship” is a generic term that encompasses nationally competitive grants, scholarships, and similar funding opportunities. Typically, fellowships fund study, research, or teaching in the U.S. or abroad. Fellowships are an investment in your future, not a reward for previous work.

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