Chancellor's Scholarship

2017 Chancellor's Scholarship

In its 27-year history, the Chancellor’s Scholarship has been awarded to more than 375 students representing virtually every major field of study. This highly competitive scholarship of $12,000 per year will be awarded to 15 students. This would be a revised scholarship offer and would supersede any other offer that was provided by the Admissions Office. This is a four-year package renewable with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25.

To apply for the Chancellor’s Scholarship, all eligibility requirements must be met and all instructions followed for an application to be considered. Applications are evaluated as received, up to the November 1st, 2016 deadline.


Eligibility for the Chancellor’s Scholarship is met by the following criteria:

  • Be in the upper 10% of your high school graduating class or have a GPA of 3.75 or better after six semesters.
  • Have strong leadership skills through school and community activities.
  • Take the ACT (or SAT) test by Oct. 22, 2016, and receive an ACT score of 31 or better to be eligible. (If taking the SAT, a CR+M score of 1360 is needed.)
  • Be a resident of the state of Missouri
  • Be a 2017 high school graduate

How to Apply

  • We recommend that you apply for admission two weeks in advance of the Nov. 1 Chancellor's Scholarship deadline to allow time to process your application. Please go to and complete the online admissions application, then request an official high school transcript be sent to Admissions.
  • Set up your permanent password for Joe’SS once you receive the email from Admissions that contains your user name and the email that contains your temporary password, as you will need this information to log into the AcademicWorks scholarship database to apply. (Allow 1 business day before logging into AcademicWorks.)
  • Complete the Chancellor's Scholarship application and submit your essay through Academic Works by November 1st, 2016. (Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 pm.)

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2017 Chancellor's Scholarship Essay Topic

People tend to accomplish more when they have specific measurable goals.  Write an essay on how your time at Missouri S&T will contribute to your long-term goals.  In your essay, discuss why you selected these goals and how you will work to achieve them.  They should focus on more than just your grade point average.  Cite resources and opportunities at S&T that will help you achieve these goals.

Essay and campus visit

Because of the outstanding credentials of all applicants, the scholarship essay is a critical part of the early evaluation process.

The essay should be 750 words maximum (the reference page will not be counted in the 750 word count, but in-text citations will be counted), typed and single spaced.  Applicants must use APA style formatting; you must exclude your name to maintain anonymity, and an abstract page is not needed.  Uploaded essays must be compatible with Microsoft Word.


  1. Purpose and theme
  2. Introduction and conclusion
  3. Organization and structure
  4. Research and documentation
  5. Language use and mechanics

Each finalist will receive an invitation to discuss his/her essay on campus, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.