Cherng Scholars

Launched in the 2017-18 school year, the Cherng Scholars program is supported by Peggy and Andrew Cherng and the Panda Charitable Foundation.

Recognizing the academic achievements of out-of-state incoming freshmen, the program’s goal is to create a selective and cohesive group of scholarship recipients.

Award Amount and Expectations

Cherng Scholars will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,000 their first year on campus. This award is dispersed in two equal installments during the year and only if the student meets the program requirements. Their first semester on campus, students will also be enrolled in a special one credit hour seminar class together with Honors College Show-Me Scholars. Cherng Scholars are expected to remain active members of the Honors College and complete their Honors Certificate.

Eligibility Requirements

Incoming freshmen who are non-Missouri residents and have an ACT composite score of 29 or SAT score of 1330 are eligible for the Cherng Scholars Program.

How to Apply

Incoming freshman who are eligible for this scholarship will be recommended based off their Honors College application materials. There is no separate application for this scholarship. If you receive this award you will be notified in early March and it will be included in your financial aid package from the University of Missouri. Please note, your MU and Honors College application muse be submitted by December 1st, but you don’t have to be admitted by that date.

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.