These scholarships are awarded based on the student’s academic records at the time of admission. For freshmen, we consider students’ ACT/SAT scores, class ranks, and GPAs. For transfer students, we look at transfer work and GPAs on those transferred courses. For non-Missouri students, we also offer several non-resident scholarships.
Students will automatically be reviewed for these awards when they are admitted to the university and will receive a scholarship letter in the mail if they have been awarded one of the scholarships.
Students must meet the following requirements in order have their scholarship renewed.
- Maintain continuous, full-time enrollment at UMSL
- Complete at least 24 credit hours between the fall and spring semester
- Maintain the cumulative GPA required by the scholarship. For GPA information, please see the scholarship criteria or the letter in which you were awarded the scholarship.
UMSL has a number of scholarships for which students must apply. Students may review eligibility requirements on the UMSL Financial Aid main page. Scholarship applications will not be reviewed until after the published deadlines on the Apply page. Recipients will be notified as to which scholarship(s) they have been awarded. At this time, we do not notify students who are not awarded a scholarship.
For information and eligibility requirements of competitive scholarships, students should visit the “Find a Scholarship” section of the UMSL Financial Aid homepage.
Some competitive scholarships may automatically renew in subsequent academic years if the student maintains the eligibility requirements. However, students are encouraged to re-apply each year as new scholarships may become available
Some academic departments award their own scholarships. Students should contact their department to inquire about scholarship opportunities for their major. Because an additional application may be required for these scholarships, students should inquire with their departments as early as possible.
Certain competitive scholarships are contingent on a demonstration of financial need, so students are encouraged to also complete the FAFSA and submit it to UMSL. If a student is selected for Verification, this could impact their aid eligibility. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office to ensure their FAFSA is completed properly.