Discovery Fellows

As a Discovery Fellow you will begin research on day one of your college career. This scholarship program allows students to gain insight into the professional world, enhance their knowledge base and critical thinking skills, and better prepare themselves for their path after they graduate from MU. These students also form an invaluable connection with their faculty mentor that can last for years to come and open other doors during their academic years. Students from all majors can participate in this research program. 

Award Amount and Expectations

Discovery Fellows are awarded a scholarship of $3,000 for the year. This award is disbursed in two equal installments during the year and only if the student meets the program requirements. Selected students work on their research project approximately eight hours per week during the academic year.

Eligibility Requirements

Current first-year students and entering freshmen with an ACT composite score of 32 or SAT score of 1420 are eligible for this program. No prior research work is required.

How to Apply

Incoming freshmen who are eligible for this scholarship program can click here for instructions on how to apply.

For More Information

If you have any questions regarding this program or application, please contact our Scholarship & Research Coordinator, Ava Drayton, or contact the Honors College at 573-882-3893.

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