Brazeal Scholars

The Brazeal Scholarship was created in 2004 by Jim and Cathy Brazeal in order to attract and retain the best young scholars to the MU campus. This funding is one aspect of addressing the issues of affordability and access in recruitment and retention of academically talented undergraduate students from groups that are typically underrepresented in higher education.

Award Amount and Expectations

Recipients of the Brazeal Scholarship receive:

  • At least $15,000 per year, renewable for a total of four years
  • Waiver of out-of-state tuition (if necessary)
  • An additional $6,000 to cover the costs associated with an MU Study Abroad Program
  • Freshman year research placement

Recipients of the Brazeal Scholarship are eligible to receive National Merit or Bright Flight Scholarships. They may not combine it with certain general University Scholarships, including the Curators Scholars Award, Excellence Award, Chancellor’s Scholarship, George C. Brooks Scholarship, Diversity Award, Mizzou Scholars Award, Mark Twain Nonresident Scholarship, Mizzou Heritage Award, or the Dr. Donald Suggs Scholarship.

Current and Former Brazeal Scholars

Jasmine Jackson | Class of 2027 | Schuyler, NE | Journalism
Alexa Henry | Class of 2026 | Chicago, IL | Engineering
Mariam Morafa | Class of 2025 | Germantown, TN | Biomedical Engineering
Jayden Francois | Class of 2024 | Kansas City, MO | Physics
Rachel Henderson | Class of 2023 | Roswell, GA | Journalism
Paige Williams | Class of 2023 | Kansas City, MO | Biology
Olivia Flagg-Bourke | Class of 2021 | Kirkwood, MO | English
Maya Hill | Class of 2020 | Kansas City, MO | Sociology

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.