Goode Scholars

The Senator Wayne Goode, Curator Emeritus Scholars Program provides an exciting and intellectually stimulating paths to undergraduate research. Goode Scholars are paired with a faculty member to start working on research day one of their college career. While working on these research projects in their academic discipline, students 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.

Goode Scholars are awarded a scholarship of $2,000 for the year. This award is dispersed 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.

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.

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

Current and Recent Goode Scholars


Alyson Kee | Class of 2024 | Hawthorn Woods, IL | Biomedical Engineering
Bradford Siwak | Class of 2024 | Richmond Heights, MO | Journalism and Sociology


Click on the image below to hear from the first two Goode Scholars as they express their gratitude to Senator Goode for sponsoring this award and for changing their collegiate trajectory.


For More Information

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