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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.

Multicultural Engineering Program

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 Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP).
    • MEP 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 MEP workshops/seminars each semester

Campus 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.

At the beginning of the academic year, transfer students are considered for departmental scholarships when they do all of the following:

  • complete the MU Annual Scholarship Application no later than Feb. 1 prior to expected start date
  • 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.

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

Dean’s Engineering Excellence Fellowship

  • The Dean’s Engineering Excellence Fellowship is designed to recruit outstanding students to our Ph.D. program. The student will receive a $30,000 stipend in the first year. The fellowship also pays for engineering fees, tuition and healthcare costs for the first year. The adviser and/or department are expected to suppor the student (stipend, tuition, health care, and other fees) in the subsequent years until their graduation.
  • Applicants must
    • be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • be accepted into MU Engineering Ph.D. Program
    • have identified an Engineering Advisor

IMSE’s GANN Fellowship

  • The Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) is a fellowship program through the U.S. Department of Education that helps institutions fund talented, doctorate-seeking students who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. The University of Missouri College of Engineering IMSE Department GAANN Fellowship seeks to remedy a shortage of college professors by assisting IMSE Ph.D. students interested in careers in academia.
  • For more information, see the web page.

Multicultural Engineering Program Graduate Fellowship

  • Website
  • The MEP Graduate Fellowship is designed to support the early development of scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers. Fellows will receive $10,000 toward their first-year stipend, $10,000 toward their last year in the Ph.D. program and a $3,000 professional development award. Students awarded a fellowship will be recognized at the Pursuit of Excellence Banquet and will be invited to participate in community and professional activities sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives. Fellows will also take part in mentoring current MEP Undergraduate Scholars
  • Applicant must:
    • be accepted first year engineering doctoral students
    • be a member of a group historically underrepresented in engineering in higher education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic, as well as women)
    • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Fellowships are available on a competitive basis to U.S. citizens or permanent residents accepted for fall admission in the College of Engineering. Priority application deadline: January 1.

James W. and Joan M. O’Neill Graduate Fellowship in Engineering

For 2019 information on this fellowship, view the PDF here.

Multicultural Engineering Program Success Award

  • Website
  • The MEP Success Award is designed to provide incoming first year masters, and Ph.D. students with the opportunity to take part in professional development or research conferences. Awardees will receive a $3,000 supplemental fellowship for one year. Students awarded a fellowship will be recognized at the Pursuit of Excellence Banquet and will be invited to participate in community and professional activities sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives.
  • Applicant must:
    • be accepted as a first year engineering doctoral student
    • be a member of a group historically underrepresented in engineering in higher education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic, as well as women)
    • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

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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