For Current Students

Honors College Scholarships

Current MU Honors College students may apply to be considered for any or all of the scholarships listed below. Applications for the 2021-22 academic year will be open January 1, 2021 and will be due February 20, 2021.

Scholarship & Eligibility Information

Earned Honors credits and progress towards completion of the Honors College Certificate will factor into the selection decisions. Scholarships are awarded for the subsequent fall and spring semesters and will be disbursed in two equal installments. Recipients of the scholarships must agree to enroll in at least one Honors College course for each of the two semesters for which the scholarship is awarded unless they have already completed the Honors certificate.

  • Honors College Freshman Scholarship — Applicant must be enrolled as a freshman,* have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, and have freshman year coursework that represents the ideals of a good honors education.
  • Honors College Sophomore Scholarship — Applicant must be enrolled as a sophomore,* have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, and have two years of coursework that represents the ideals of a good honors education.
  • Honors College Junior Scholarship — Applicant must be enrolled as a junior,* have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, and have three years of coursework that represents the ideals of a good honors education.
  • Rhodes Clay Scholarship — Applicant must be enrolled as a freshman* and be enrolled in a degree program in the College of Arts & Science. Selection is based on scholarship and literary attainment, without regard to financial need.
  • Hayden Honors College / Arts & Science Scholarship — Applicant must be a sophomore or junior,* have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, and have substantial Honors coursework that represents the ideals of a good honors education. Preference is given to students majoring in the humanities or arts and who have taken courses in our Humanities or Science Series.
  • W. Alton Jones Memorial Scholarship — Applicant must be enrolled as a freshman or sophomore* and be enrolled in a degree program in the College of Arts & Science. Preference is given to students planning to major or have a career in art, music, communications, art history or archaeology, classical studies, philosophy, English, German, Russian, Asian Studies, or romance languages. Selection is based on scholastic excellence AND financial need (as determined by Financial Aid standards).
  • Drs. Gary and Caroline Mueller Honors College – MU Medical School Scholarship — Applicant must be a graduating senior who has also been accepted into MU’s Medical School, have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, and have coursework that represents the ideals of a good honors education. Preference is given to a student majoring in Biological Sciences.

* Class standing is determined by year in college, not credit hours.

To apply for one or more of these scholarships, log into ScholarshipUniverse using your MU assigned username and password. Answer the following matching questions:

  • Are you in the MU Honors College?
  • What is your current academic level? (year in college, not credit hours)
  • Are you enrolled in a degree program in the College of Arts & Science?

Then you will be able to see the awards you qualify for and proceeded to the application portion. If you qualify for more than one award listed above, you will have to apply for each scholarship separately but you are free to use the same application materials. Each scholarship requires the following four documents to be uploaded directly to ScholarshipUniverse:

  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • A current official or unofficial transcript
  • An updated resume that included the Honors College in the Education section
  • A 500 word essay on the following prompt: What has been your most influential or significant moment in your honors experience at MU and why?

Scholarships are due on February 20, 2021.

 


Honors College Awards

These awards do not require an application, but are instead awarded to students nominated by faculty and staff members.

  • Charles M. Hudson Scholarship in the Humanities — Awarded to a student, of any class year (except graduating Seniors), on the basis of outstanding academic and co-curricular performance in the Honors College Humanities Sequence and financial need.
  • Harry J. & Richard Hocks Scholarship in the Humanities — Awarded to a student, of any class year (except graduating Seniors), for outstanding academic and co-curricular performance in the Honors College Humanities Sequence.
  • Discovery Fellows Award — Awarded for outstanding achievement as a Discovery Fellow.
  • Honors College Outstanding Senior Award — Awarded to an honors graduating senior nominated by a faculty member or fellow students and chosen by a selection committee as best representing the mission and vision of the Honors College.