Supported by a donation from the Panda Charitable Foundation, the program supports MU Honors College students pursuing majors in education or healthcare-related fields.
Dedicated to supporting efforts, across the nation, to improve healthcare and primary, secondary, and post-secondary education, Andrew and Peggy Cherng have made it one of their personal missions to provide the means to expand the number of highly trained teachers and healthcare professionals
Award Amount and Expectations
Panda-Mizzou Scholars are awarded a scholarship of $2,500 per year. The scholarship is renewable each academic year until 2024.
Awarded scholars must nave a current FAFSA on file with MU and demonstrate need based on Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 or less. They must also be pursuing majors in education or healthcare-related fields.
To be considered for the Panda-Mizzou Scholars program, applicants must meet all the following criteria:
- Be pursuing one of the following majors or pre-professional tracks: education (or any education related major with intention to pursue an education career), health professions, nursing, or any other pre-med majors (including pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, podiatry, and pre-medical school).
- Demonstrate high or medium/high financial need as defined by the Office of Financial Aid
- Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
- Be in good standing as an active member of the Honors College
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.
Under special circumstances, and if funding is available, current honors students might be included in special calls for applications or nominations to become a Panda-Mizzou Scholar.
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.