Distinguished Scholars Award

The Distinguished Scholars Award is Missouri S&T’s most prestigious academic scholarship for incoming freshmen who reside outside the state of Missouri. It is valued at $30,000 per year and renewable for up to 4 years.
Eligibility Requirements
• Cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better after six semesters of high school coursework.
• Receive an ACT superscore of 29 or better OR a SAT EBRW superscore of 1330 or better. The ACT test must be completed by the December 2020 test.
• Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident outside the state of Missouri
• Be a 2021 high school graduate

You will need to write a 500-750 word essay and each finalist will receive an invitation to discuss his/her essay during a virtual interview.

There will be 5 recipients selected.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a 500 to 750-word essay (excluding a bibliography page), typed in 12 pt. Times New Roman font and double spaced in MLA style formatting in a program compatible with Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF file. Your essay will not upload if you have special characters or apostrophes in the title. Here is your essay topic:The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s founding as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. Choose one of the University’s Alumni of Influence (from 2016 or 2011), located at https://influence.mst.edu/, and research their career field and accomplishments. How does the alumnus/alumna you chose symbolize the spirit of science, technology, discovery and innovation that you would like to achieve at Missouri S&T? Your essay should include your research on the alumnus/alumna’s discovery or innovation as well as the steps that individual took in his/her education and career. How has your chosen alumnus/alumna inspired you to advance your journey of discovery and achievement? How will your education in science, technology, the arts, social sciences, and the humanities guide you on your way when continuing the alumnus or alumna’s legacy?