Chancellor's Scholarship

The 2018 Chancellor's Scholarship‎ deadline has passed

*Look for updated information regarding the 2019 Chancellor’s Scholarship in September 2018*

In its 28-year history, the Chancellor’s Scholarship has been awarded to more than 390 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 an application to be considered. Applications are evaluated as received, up to the November 1, 2017 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. 28, 2017, and receive an ACT score of 31 or better to be eligible. (If taking the SAT, a CR+M score of 1420 is needed.)
  • Be a resident of the state of Missouri
  • Be a 2018 high school graduate

How to Apply

  • We recommend that you apply for admission two weeks in advance of the November 1st 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 the Admissions Office.
  • 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 1, 2017 (Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 pm).


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 typed in 12 pt. Times New Roman font and double spaced (please note that the title and reference page will not be counted in the 750 word count, but in-text citations will be counted).  Applicant must use APA style formatting; you must exclude your name to maintain anonymity and an abstract page is not needed.  Uploaded essays should be in PDF.  Please note, your essay will not upload if you have special characters or apostrophes in the title.

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

Campus Interview

Students will be notified by the end of the third week in December if they are or are not moving on in the process. Each finalist will receive an invitation to participate in an interview on campus, Saturday, January 27, 2018.


2018 Chancellor's Scholarship Guide


2018 Chancellor's Scholarship Essay Topic

Since 1980 when CNN was founded in Atlanta, GA (Cramer, 2005. para. 3), our society has lived with 24-hour news coverage.  In February 2004, Facebook was created and now almost 2 billion people in the world maintain active Facebook accounts ( 2017). Radio and TV talk shows, social media groups, and Internet blogs all compete for our attention with increasingly sensational headlines and inflammatory messages. In this era of 24-7 news and social media, it seems few discuss or debate, but instead merely recite talking points and yell at one another. Write an essay about why it is important to look beyond the shouting to evidence-based arguments. You should consider how your education at Missouri S&T will facilitate your ability to search for and evaluate facts and knowledge. Support your argument with research you have conducted on this topic. 



Cramer, Chris. (2005).  CNN's impact around the world. CNN25. Accessed 10 July 2017.

Facebook International. (2017). Statistics. Accessed 13 July 2017.