Current Students

Research Fellowships

ASH Scholars – A team approach to research focused on the arts, social sciences, and humanities

Cherng Summer Scholars – Full-time summer research program

Discovery Fellows – Research placement for students in their area of study


Honors Scholarships

Panda-Mizzou Scholars – Financial award for honors students majoring in Education, Health Sciences and have financial need


Spring Scholarships & Eligibility Requirements

Current MU Honors College students may apply to be considered for any or all of the scholarships listed below. Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be open January 1, 2022, and will be due February 20, 2022.

To apply for one or more of these scholarships, log into ScholarshipUniverse using your MU assigned username and password.

Scholarships are awarded for the subsequent fall and spring semesters and will be disbursed in two equal installments. Recipients of the scholarships must agree to enroll in at least one Honors College course for each of the two semesters for which the scholarship is awarded unless they have already completed the Honors certificate. Class standing for these awards is determined by year in college, not credit hours.

  • Excellence in Honors Scholarship — Awarded each year to three freshmen, three sophomores, and three juniors who represent the ideals of a good honors education.
  • Rhodes Clay Scholarship — Applicant must be a freshman enrolled in the College of Arts & Science.
  • Hayden Honors College / Arts & Science Scholarship — Applicant must be a sophomore or junior who has taken courses in our Humanities or Science Series.
  • W. Alton Jones Memorial Scholarship — Applicant must be a freshman or sophomore enrolled in the College of Arts & Science who also has financial need.
  • Drs. Gary and Caroline Mueller Honors College – MU Medical School Scholarship — Applicant must be a graduating senior who has also been accepted into MU’s Medical School.

Honors College Awards

These awards do not require an application but are instead awarded to students nominated by faculty and staff members.

  • Charles M. Hudson Scholarship in the Humanities — Awarded to a student on the basis of outstanding academic performance in the Honors College Humanities Sequence and financial need.
  • Harry J. & Richard Hocks Scholarship in the Humanities — Awarded to a student for outstanding academic performance in the Honors College Humanities Sequence.
  • Discovery Fellows Award — Awarded for outstanding achievement as a Discovery Fellow.
  • Honors College Outstanding Senior Award — Awarded to a graduating senior who represents the mission and vision of the Honors College.