Chancellor's Scholarship

A highly competitive scholarship of $13,000 per year

Since its inception in 1989, the Chancellor’s Scholarship has been awarded to more than 445 students representing virtually every major field of study.

This highly competitive scholarship of $13,000 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.


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

  • Have a High School GPA of 3.75 or better after six semesters
  • Take the ACT (or SAT) test before December 1, 2023, 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 Spring 2024 high school graduate
  • Apply for admission to Missouri S&T no later than November 14, 2023
  • Submit scholarship application by deadline: December 1, 2023

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.

Chancellor's Scholarship Application

Essay Topic

In May of 2023, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman testified before Congress in an effort to encourage more regulation of artificial intelligence. Altman’s visit was inspired by the viral success of OpenAI’s chatbot tool, ChatGPT, and the growing list of tech companies developing similar technologies. Altman advised the Senate Judiciary Committee that “regulatory intervention by governments will be critical to mitigate the risks of increasingly powerful models.” Chances are, professionals in many fields are already using AI to support their projects, and they are doing so ethically. However, as these technologies become more powerful, questions about new regulations and codes of ethics will become more prominent. How is AI currently used in your field, and what ethical considerations do professionals need to make while using these technologies? What are the potential risks and benefits of these technologies, and how might regulation of AI affect your field moving forward?

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

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


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.



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