Chancellor's Scholarship

A highly competitive scholarship of $12,000 per year

Since its inception in 1989, the Chancellor’s Scholarship has been awarded to more than 405 students representing virtually every major field of study.

This highly competitive scholarship of $12,000 per year will be awarded to 20 students. This would be a revised scholarship offer and will supersede any other offer that was provided by admissions. Bright Flight would still stack with this scholarship if eligible.


This is a four-year package renewable with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00.


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

  • Have a GPA of 3.75 or better after six semesters.
  • Take the ACT (or SAT) test before December 1, 2021, and receive an ACT superscore of 31 or higher or a SAT superscore of 1390 EBRW or higher.
  • Be a resident of the state of Missouri.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
  • Be a 2022 high school graduate.
  • Applied for admission to Missouri S&T no later than November 14, 2021
  • Submit scholarship application by deadline: December 1, 2021

How to Apply

To apply for the Chancellor’s Scholarship, all eligibility requirements must be met, and all instructions must be completed for an application to be considered. 

We require that you apply for admission no later than November 14th to allow time to process your admissions application. Visit, and complete the online admissions application.  You will also submit your high school transcript and official test score.

All communications regarding the scholarship application will be sent to both your personal and S&T student email accounts. Learn more about setting up your S&T email.

The 2022 Chancellor's Scholarship application closed on December 1, 2021. The 2023 Chancellor's Scholarship application will open in the fall of 2022. 


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

Essay topic for 2022 Chancellor's Scholarship

The 2022 Chancellor's Scholarship application closed on December 1, 2021. The 2023 Chancellor's Scholarship essay topic will be released in the fall of 2022.

Essay requirements

  • Your persuasive 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).
  • Your essay must use APA style formatting; you must exclude your name and high school affiliation to maintain anonymity (you can put something generic on the title page, such as "future student" and your institution should be Missouri University of Science and Technology).
  • An abstract page is not needed. 
  • Your reference page should include a minimum of three references. 
  • Uploaded essays should be in PDF. 

The scholarship committee will judge essays based on the following:

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

Campus Interview

You will be notified within the first two weeks of January if you are or are not moving forward in the process. Each finalist will receive an invitation to participate in an interview on campus towards the end of January.