Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

Honors College Competitive Scholarships

Several of our competitive awards require additional steps, and for which students will be asked to submit additional essays, participate in interviews, and, if stipulated, come to campus for an interview.

Please visit our Scholars & Fellows page for more information on each of the above, as well as several other programs that provide both a scholarship and require students to engage in a series of activities–such as research, artistry, taking a specific course, study abroad, etc. There are programs such as the ASH Scholars, Cherng Scholars, Show-Me Scholars, and Discovery Fellows that all provide excellent benefits and high-impact outcomes.

Recipients of these awards are either required to be members of the Honors College throughout their term of enrollment at MU or for the duration of their receipt of the award; please reference the details of each particular program in order to learn more and understand the criteria for receiving and maintaining these awards.

All initial inquiries about any of these awards and scholarships should begin with visiting the Scholars & Fellows page of the Honors College website.

DEADLINES for Honors College scholarships vary. Please check each award for specific deadlines.

MU Competitive Scholarships

Most scholarships for high-achieving MU students are administered by the University of Missouri Office of Financial Aid. Prospective Honors students should contact the Office of Financial Aid for information and eligibility requirements.

The following scholarships for high-achieving MU students are administered by the University of Missouri Office of Financial Aid. All incoming students should work directly with Financial Aid and Admissions in order to compete for these awards. Most Honors College – eligible students will be qualified for one or more of the following:

  • Chancellor’s Award
  • Curators Scholars
  • Mizzou Scholar
  • National Merit Scholarship
  • George C. Brooks Scholarship
  • Dr. Donald Suggs Scholarship

All initial inquiries about any of these awards and scholarships, including deadlines, should begin with the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office by visiting their Scholarships webpage.