Freshman Scholarships

Merit-based Awards

Missouri S&T awards scholarships to exceptional students.

Use the cost calculator (at right) to see how scholarships and aid affect what students pay for an S&T degree.

Merit-based scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance based on your academic accomplishments and ACT/SAT scores. Scholarships are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Scholarship-eligible students receive an initial scholarship award letter with their admission letter followed by a complete financial aid award package and letter in late March. The award letter will detail all scholarships, need-based grants, state and federal loan programs, and all other aid for which you qualify.

In addition to scholarships offered by S&T, we welcome scholarships you may earn from outside organizations. There is no limit to the amount of scholarship support you can bring with you from outside sources, so be sure to search for external scholarships and apply for as many as you are able to.

Fall 2018 Freshmen Scholarships
Amounts per academic year



Minimum award: $7,000* Minimum award: $15,000
Trustees' Scholarship Minimum award: $6,000* Minimum award: $14,000
Minimum award: $2,500* Minimum award: $6,000

*NOTE: May include UM Curator's Scholarship

Minimum awards listed above may be supported by a combination of funding sources. In addition, S&T need-based grants are available to those who qualify. Submit a FAFSA by February 1 of your senior year to be eligible.

In addition, students meeting eligibility requirements may also receive the Missouri "Bright Flight" award, Miner Alumni Association funded scholarships, National Merit/Achievement Finalist Program Award and receive funding from other non-university sources. 

Award packages for non-Missouri residents are adjusted appropriately if student becomes a Missouri resident. 

All entering freshmen merit-based awards require the student to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours at Missouri S&T and maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA for renewal. They are available for up to 8 semesters. Additional renewal information can be found at

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.