Border County Award

Only available to out-of-state students from Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska or Tennessee counties immediately bordering Missouri.

The S&T Border County Award exclusively for students living in counties contiguous to Missouri!*  Students will automatically be considered at the time of admission.

  • The award covers 100% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and cannot be combined with any institutional or athletic fund that will pay out of state tuition.
  • Available to incoming freshmen and transfer students.
  • Based on ACT/SAT results, students will also qualify for the Border County Extra Award. See below for more details.
  • Only awarded to out-of-state students who come from counties bordering Missouri and starting on-campus at Missouri S&T in fall 2024. (Students in the Missouri State Cooperative program are not eligible for the Border County Award.)
  • Receiving this award does not change or establish Missouri residency for other aid.
  • Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.
  • Award is renewable for a total of eight semesters. The student must remain an S&T full-time status with at least a 3.00 GPA to be qualify for renewal.
  • Border County Award cannot be combined with the Groundbreaker Scholarship, Transfer Merit scholarship, or Athletic Out of State Waivers
  • Award is available for fall and spring semesters only.

The S&T Border County Award is available for students from the following counties:

  • Illinois: Adams, Alexander, Calhoun, Hancock, Jackson, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, Pike, Randolph, St. Clair, Union
  • Iowa: Appanoose, Davis, Decatur, Fremont, Lee, Page, Ringgold, Taylor, VanBuren, Wayne
  • Kentucky: Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman
  • Nebraska: Nemaha, Otoe, Richardson
  • Tennessee: Dyer, Lake

* Residents of Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma are eligible for the Missouri S&T Connection Program.

If you do not qualify for this scholarship, please check out other scholarships on our website that you might qualify for.  Missouri S&T Scholarships


Border County Scholarship

The Border County Extra Scholarship is also awarded to qualifying students who have been offered the Border County Award.

Scholarship name Extra Award  Minimum ACT/SAT 
Border County Extra Scholarship

$2,500 minimum annually 34 ACT / 1490 SAT
$1,500 minimum annually 31 ACT / 1390 SAT
$1,000 minimum annually 28 ACT / 1300 SAT
  • The scholarship is renewable contingent on continued renewal of the Border County Award. Student must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA and full-time enrollment.
  • Scholarship is only for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 
  • The scholarship is for new incoming students (freshman or transfer) to Missouri S&T starting in fall 2024.
  • ACT or SAT scores are required to receive this scholarship. Students may submit multiple test scores to receive or upgrade this scholarship through June 2024. Superscores will be accepted.