For Current Students

Honors College Scholarships

Current MU students may apply to be considered for any or all of the scholarships listed below.  Applications for the 2019 spring semester will be due Friday, February 22 by 4:00 PM.

If you meet the requirements for any of the listed scholarships, click below to complete an application as well as the required faculty recommendation letter submission form (to be completed and submitted by the faculty member).  Submitting this application will enter you into consideration for all of the Honors Scholarships for which you are eligible; there is no need to indicate which specific scholarship you are interested in.

Honors Scholarship Application

Honors Scholarship Faculty Recommendation

These scholarships are awarded only to current and actively-enrolled, full-time MU Honors College students. Earned Honors credits in Honors 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.

  • Honors College Freshman Scholarship — An 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 — An 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 — An 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 — An applicant must be enrolled as an Arts and Science freshman.* Selection is based on scholarship and literary attainment, without regard to financial need.
  • Hayden Honors College / Arts & Science Scholarship — An 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 — An applicant must be enrolled as an Arts and Science freshman or sophomore.* Particular attention is given to those who plan a major or career in art, music, communications, art history & archaeology, classical studies, philosophy, English, German, Russian, Asian Studies, or romance languages. Scholastic excellence and financial need (as determined by Financial Aid standards) are the basis for selection.
  • Drs. Gary and Caroline Mueller Honors College – MU Medical School Scholarship — An applicant must be a graduating senior who has also been accepted into MU’s Medical School, have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, have coursework that represents the ideals of a good honors education; preference goes to a Biology major.

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


Honors College Awards

These awards do not require an application, but are instead awarded to students nominated by faculty 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.
  • Discovery Fellows Award — Awarded for outstanding achievement as a Discovery Fellow.
  • Honors College Science Sequence Award for outstanding performance in the Honors College Science Sequence.
  • Honors College Human Sciences Sequence Award for outstanding performance in the Honors College Human Sciences Sequence.
  • 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.
  • 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.