National Merit & Perfect Score Scholarships

National Merit Semi Finalist and Finalist Scholarship (Missouri Resident)

Does not require declaring the University of Missouri as your first choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
  • Enroll at MU the first semester after high school
  • U.S citizen or permanent resident

Award Amount

  • Full Tuition and Fees
  • $3,500 additional annual stipend
  • $10,940 one-year on-campus housing and dining
  • $2,000 research/study abroad support (one-time award)
  • $1,000 tech enrichment (one-time award)

Please note: Awards from all sources (federal, state, institutional, or private aid) may not exceed the annual cost of attendance assigned by MU.

Renewal

Renewable for an additional three years provided renewal criteria is met. Students can receive the scholarship for a maximum of eight regular (fall or spring) semesters, or until receiving a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first. Students may not utilize the scholarship during the summer term. Full renewal criteria can be found on our Student Financial Aid website.

National Merit Finalist Scholarship (Nonresident)

Must declare University of Missouri as your first choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Minimum qualifications

  • Must be a National Merit Finalist and declare the University of Missouri as your first choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, if you are deemed a Finalist in early February
  • Enroll at MU the first semester after high school
  • U.S citizen or permanent resident

Nonresident students whose nonresident tuition is paid by another source are not eligible to receive the National Merit nonresident tuition waiver. If Missouri residency is obtained, the waiver of nonresident tuition will be removed and will not be replaced with any comparable Missouri resident award.

Award Amount

  • $22,500

Please note: Awards from all sources (federal, state, institutional, or private aid) may not exceed the annual cost of attendance assigned by MU.

Renewal

Renewable for an additional three years provided renewal criteria is met. Students can receive the scholarship for a maximum of eight regular (fall or spring) semesters, or until receiving a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first. Students may not utilize the scholarship during the summer term. Full renewal criteria can be found on our Student Financial Aid website.

 

Perfect Score Scholarship

Minimum Qualifications

  • Missouri Resident
  • Official test score of a 36 ACT composite or 1600 SAT (superscores accepted) on file with Mizzou
  • Enroll at MU the first semester after high school
  • U.S citizen or permanent resident

Award Amount

  • Full Tuition and Fees
  • $3,500 additional annual stipend
  • $10,940 one-year on-campus housing and dining
  • $2,000 research/study abroad support (one-time award)
  • $1,000 tech enrichment (one-time award)

Please note: Awards from all sources (federal, state, institutional, or private aid) may not exceed the annual cost of attendance assigned by MU.

Renewal

Renewable for an additional three years provided renewal criteria is met. Students can receive the scholarship for a maximum of eight regular (fall or spring) semesters, or until receiving a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first. Students may not utilize the scholarship during the summer term. Full renewal criteria can be found on our Student Financial Aid website.