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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater scholarship was created to attract students into careers in Mathematics, the Natural Sciences, and Engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are Sophomores or Juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrate interest in and potential for careers in Mathematics, the Natural Sciences, and Engineering. The scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuitition, fees, books, room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year.

Colleges nominate students for the Goldwater Scholarship through the Goldwater Scholarship Faculty Representative. Associate Dean Eckelkamp is the University of Missouri-St. Louis faculty representative. Students who wish to discuss applying for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship should make an appointment to meet by either calling 314-516-5501 or email

For detailed information and an application, students should visit the Goldwater Scholarship web site at

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards 30,000 merit based scholarships to college students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Candidates must be nominated by thier current institution. Eligible students should bejunior-level with a superior academic record and committed to a career in public service. The foundation defines public service or employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public interest organization, nongovernmental research and/or educational organizations and public-service oriented non-profit organization.

For detailed information on the application process, conditions of eligibility and the selection procedures visit the organization web site at

The faculty representative of the Truman Scholarship on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus is Associate Dean Eckelkamp. If you wish to apply for the scholarship please make an appointment with her to discuss the process.

The Morris K. Udall Foundation
The Morris K. Udall Foundation is committed to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national hertiage through studies in the environment, Native Americans health and tribal policy. To encourage studies in this area, the Morris K. Udall Scholarship was established.

Because environmental issues can be approached in a multidisplinary way, the scholarship is offered to students from a broad range of displines such as Biology, and other natural sciences, natural resource management, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, History, and Public Policy. It is anticipated that no matter what the candidates plan of study, it will include course work in ethics and public policy and include community service experience.

For complete details visit the Morris K. Udall Foundation web site at Nominations of this scholarship must be made through the faculty representative, Associate Dean Eckelkamp.

Wendell Smith Scholarship
The Wendell Smith Endowed Scholarship is for non-credit student aid.

Other Merit Based Scholarships
From time to time the College of Arts & Sciences receives information regarding other merit based scholarships that become available for students. That information will be added to this page when it becomes available.

Eugene J. Meehan Scholarship Application (Currently Closed)