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:

  • 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 before Dec. 1, 2020, 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 2021 high school graduate.
  • Applied for admission to Missouri S&T no later than November 13, 2020
  • Submit scholarship application by deadline: December 1, 2020

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 13th 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 December 1, 2020. Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 pm CST. 

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


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

Essay topic for 2021

The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of Missouri S&T’s founding as the Rolla School of Mines, in what is now called the Rolla building.  Choose one of the university’s Alumni of Influence, located at, and research not only the alumnus’ accomplishments, but also that person’s career field.  How does the Alumnus/Alumna of Influence you chose symbolize the spirit of science and technology, discovery, and innovation that you would like to achieve at Missouri S&T? Include in your essay, research you have conducted on discovery and innovation not only by the Alumnus/Alumna of Influence, but also the steps that individual took in her/his education and career.  How has your chosen Alumnus/Alumna of Influence inspired you to advance your journey of discovery and achievement?  How will your education in science, technology, the arts, social sciences, and the humanities guide you on your way when continuing the alumnus or alumna’s legacy?

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 towards the end of January.