LEARN ABOUT DIVERSITY
Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships
Mizzou (Internal) Scholarships
The University of Missouri offers scholarships for which students are considered automatically when they are admitted to MU as well as some that require students to apply using the MU Annual Scholarship Application. See the MU Office of Student Financial Aid for general scholarship and aid information.
Below are some of the general diversity-related scholarships available; however, this is not an exhaustive list. Students are encouraged to content their academic department for information on available scholarships and instructions for how to apply.
- Diversity Award
- Diversity Leadership Scholarship — The Multicultural Center Endowed Diversity Leadership Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate student leaders who work actively to advance diversity at MU. Contact the MU Multicultural Center for additional information about this scholarship.
- Dr. Donald Suggs Scholarship
- George C. Brooks Scholarship
- Luverne Walton Scholarship — The Luverne Walton Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to the study of women and to gender equity.
- Transition Grant
Scholarships by school, college or department:
- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources scholarships
- Arts and Science scholarships — see your department for additional scholarships that may be available for students in your discipline
- Business scholarships
- Education scholarships
- Engineering scholarships
- Graduate and professional scholarships — Includes scholarships for law, medicine and veterinary medicine students.
- Health professions scholarships
- Human environmental sciences scholarships
- International Student Scholarships
- Journalism scholarships
- Law scholarships
- Medicine scholarships
- Nursing scholarships
- Social work scholarships
- Veterinary medicine scholarships
Below is a partial list of scholarships available to students from minority and underrepresented groups. When searching for private scholarships, please remember to look out for signs of scams. Never give money, credit card numbers or bank account information to any entity promising scholarships.
MU Student Financial Aid External Scholarship Resources — Several financial organizations provide online scholarship resources and search services. The best time to use them is one year prior to college enrollment. The MU Office of Student Financial Aid cannot guarantee the accuracy of these scholarship searches but recommends trying them if no cost is involved. If you are an incoming freshman, talk with your high school guidance counselor about other scholarships options.
National Directory of Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships for Asian American and Pacific Islander students — The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland,College Park produced, in conjunction with the Japanese American Citizens League, OCA, and State Farm, the 2009-2011 National Directory of Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships for Asian American and Pacific Islander students.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program — The Gates Millennium Scholars program provides an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.
Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships — The Holocaust Remembrance Project is a national essay contest for high school students that is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Participation in this project encourages students to think responsibly, be aware of world conditions that undermine human dignity, and make decisions that promote the respect and value inherent in every person.
INROADS Internships — INROADS develops and places talented minority youth in business and industry and prepares them for corporate and community leadership.
Presidential Freedom Scholarship — The Presidential Freedom Scholarship Program promotes student service and civic engagement.
United Negro College Fund Scholarships and Grants — Access to a college education has never been more important for individuals and society. A college education opens up unlimited possibilities and helps students to discover and foster their unique gifts. It also demonstrates that students are willing to make an investment in their own futures. However, for many young people this investment cannot become a reality, because they are unable to afford the rising cost of college tuition