Freshmen Merit-Based Scholarships

When you apply for admission to S&T, you are also applying for some S&T merit-based scholarships.  

Merit-based scholarships are awarded when you are admitted to S&T and are based on your academic accomplishments and ACT/SAT scores. The following merit-based scholarships are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. See international student merit-based scholarships.


If you are eligible for merit scholarships, an award letter will be included in your admit packet from S&T. In mid-March, a complete financial aid award package will be sent that details all aid you qualify for, including scholarships, need-based grants, and state and federal loan programs. Below are the scholarship packages for all new freshman starting in fall 2022. (All merit scholarships for past years will continue under the terms and amounts previously awarded.)

Below are the merit-based scholarships for students who submit test scores for consideration. Students who apply as test-optional and do not submit tests scores will be evaluated for similar scholarship awards based on the information supplied at the time of admission.

All scholarships listed below are automatically reviewed and awarded at time of admission. To qualify, apply for admission today! Apply Here

  • All scholarship levels listed above are for incoming freshman students starting fall 2022 at Missouri S&T.
  • Most entering freshmen merit-based awards require the student to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours at Missouri S&T and maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA for renewal. They are available for up to 8 semesters.
  • A first-time college freshman is defined as a student who enrolls at Missouri S&T during the first regular academic semester (fall or spring) after high school graduation.
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  • All scholarship levels listed above are for incoming freshman students starting fall 2022 at Missouri S&T.
  • Most entering freshmen merit-based awards require the student to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours at Missouri S&T and maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA for renewal. They are available for up to 8 semesters.
  • A first-time college freshman is defined as a student who enrolls at Missouri S&T during the first regular academic semester (fall or spring) after high school graduation.
  • If you do not qualify for an Illinois Groundbreaker Scholarship, you will automatically be considered for the Illinois Commitment Scholarship.
  • The Illinois Groundbreaker Package does not stack with the Illinois Commitment Scholarship and replaces any previously offered Illinois Commitment Scholarship.
  • Illinois residents who become Missouri residents will be assessed instate tuition and forfeit the Illinois merit scholarships.
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  • All scholarship levels listed above are for incoming freshman students starting fall 2022 at Missouri S&T.
  • Most entering freshmen merit-based awards require the student to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours at Missouri S&T and maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA for renewal. They are available for up to 8 semesters.
  • A first-time college freshman is defined as a student who enrolls at Missouri S&T during the first regular academic semester (fall or spring) after high school graduation.
  • Out of state residents who become Missouri residents will be assessed instate tuition and forfeit the out of state merit scholarships.
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Scholarship Renewal Criteria

Scholarship renewal criteria varies between scholarships. See our scholarship renewal criteria table or visit a particular scholarship's page on our site for more information.

View scholarship renewal criteria

Missouri Bright Flight Program

Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship is automatically awarded to all eligible students and stacks with all university scholarships. Visit the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development for information on the Bright Flight Program.