Scholarships Merit-based
University of Missouri - Columbia

Founders’ Memorial Scholars

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2000 USD
United States
Not specified
Application deadline


Established in 2018 to mark our 60th anniversary as the nation’s first honors college, the Founders’ Memorial Scholars are a select group of undergraduate students chosen to work with the Honors College and its priorities or Honors Faculty to enhance the research efforts.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



2000$ one year

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • other


Students selected for this award will be assigned specific research or programmatic duties once they accept the award. 

Founders’ Scholars are awarded a scholarship of $2,000 for the year.

This award is dispersed in two equal installments during the year and only if the student meets the program requirements. S

elected students work on their assigned project approximately eight hours per week during the academic year. 

The number of scholars selected and the project assignments are based on the priority and needs of the College.

Applicable programmes


Undergraduate students will receive an award of $2,000 for one year only.


  • Entering freshmen with an ACT composite score of 32 or SAT score of 1420 are eligible for this program. No prior research work is required.
  • Incoming Freshmen can apply with test scores (ACT/SAT) or test optional.

  • The Honors College application will automatically appear on your Application Status Page once the office of admissions has reviewed your materials and you meet one of the following criteria:

    ACT score of 31 or aboveSAT score of 1390 or aboveHigh School GPA of 3.75 or above (as recorded by Mizzou Admissions)ACT score of 28-30 and a top 20% class rank (for ranking high schools)SAT score of 1300-1380 and a top 20% class rank (for ranking high schools)

Scholarship requirements




United States



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

Not specified

Complete the Honors College Application via your Application Status Page. This application includes:

Essay of 500-750 words that addresses ONE of the following:

You may use your common application essay.

Your resume has told us about your accomplishments and experience. Please use this space to express a characteristic or attribute that forms part of your identity that is not reflected in your resume that would help us get to know you better.

Use this space to write a thank you note to someone that has impacted your life. Please explain what this meant specifically to you and how you feel that will carry forward in your college career.

Your Resume.

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