Chancellor's Scholarship

2016 Chancellor's Scholarship

In its 26-year history, the Chancellor’s Scholarship has been awarded to more than 360 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 will 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 application to be considered. Applications are evaluated as received, up to the November 1st, 2015 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. 24, 2015, 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 2016 high school graduate

How to Apply

  • Apply for admission online at and submit an official high school transcript to the admissions office before November 1st, 2015. (Please allow up to two weeks for processing)
  • Complete the Chancellor's Scholarship application and submit your essay through Academic Works by November 1st, 2015. (Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 pm)

Step by Step Application Guide

2016 Chancellor's Scholarship Essay Topic

You have been asked to write a persuasive letter to a Nobel Prize winner that convinces this very successful person to give a lecture at Missouri S&T. Such an inspirational person would receive many such invitations and you need to make S&T standout in your letter. You can include facts, statistics, and quotes about S&T so he or she knows about the campus and who his or her audience would be as you convince him or her to visit Rolla.  (This should be written to an authentic Nobel Prize winner.)

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.  Student 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.  Here is a guide to APA letter formatting:


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

The committee's evaluation will NOT be impacted by which Nobel Prize winner you choose to write about.  Each finalist will receive an invitation to discuss his/her essay on campus, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.