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 15 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.

The 2021 Chancellor's Scholarship application and essay topic will be available in September of 2020.


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:

  • Be in the upper 10% of high school graduating class or have a GPA of 3.75 or better after six semesters.
  • Take the ACT (or SAT) test by Oct. 26, 2019, and receive an ACT score of 31 or higher or a SAT score of 1390 or higher.
  • Be a resident of the state of Missouri.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
  • Be a 2020 high school graduate.
  • Applied for admission to Missouri S&T no later than October 28, 2019
  • Submit scholarship application by deadline: November 1, 2019

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 October 28th 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.

You will need to set up your S&T student account (Joe'SS) at least one business day prior to logging into  To set up your account, you will need the username that was sent to the email address you used when you applied for admission. Learn more about setting up your student account.

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

Complete the Chancellor's Scholarship application and submit your essay through the S&T Scholarship Database located at by November 1, 2019. Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 pm CST. 

For a step-by-step walkthrough, see the Chancellor's Scholarship application guide.


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

Essay topic for 2020

The 2020 Chancellor's Scholarship application and essay has closed. The 2021 essay topic will be available in September of 2020.

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 by the end of the third week in December if you are or are not moving forward in the process. Each finalist will receive an invitation to participate in an interview on campus, Saturday, January 25, 2020.