Panda-Mizzou Scholars

Panda-Mizzou Scholars

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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

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.