The Distinguished Scholars Award is Missouri S&T’s most prestigious academic scholarship for incoming freshmen who reside outside the state of Missouri.
This highly competitive scholarship of $30,000 per year will be awarded to five students. This would be a revised scholarship offer and will supersede any other offer that was provided by admissions. This is a four-year package renewable with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00. Out of state residents who become Missouri residents will be assessed instate tuition and forfeit out of state scholarships.
To apply for the Distinguished Scholars Award, all eligibility requirements must be met and all instructions followed for an application to be considered.
Eligibility for the Distinguished Scholars Award is met by the following criteria:
Because of the outstanding credentials of all applicants, the scholarship essay is a critical part of the early evaluation process. Your narrative essay should be between 500 to 750 words (excluding a bibliography page), typed in maximum 12 pt. Times New Roman font and double spaced. The essay will need to be composed in a program compatible with Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF file. Please use MLA style formatting.
For over fifty years, people have attempted to mitigate the impact humanity has on the environment by recycling and reusing as much material as possible. Write an essay describing the industries in which this effort has significantly benefited the environment, and industries that have fallen short. Describe opportunities you will have at Missouri S&T to learn how to craft a more sustainable future. Document the sources you used in developing your position.
Students will be notified if they are or are not moving forward in the process. Each finalist will receive an invitation to discuss his/her essay via a virtual interview.