Honors College Merit Scholarships

Each Honors College student admitted in good standing qualifies for an Honors College enhancement. This scholarship will be combined with your merit-based scholarship into one award from UMSL and is renewable as long as the student continues to:

  • follow the Honors curriculum, details of which may be found in the Honors College Handbook.
  • register for and satisfactorily complete at least 12 credit hours per semester.
  • maintain a 3.20 cumulative UMSL GPA.

Named Scholarships

Many Honors College students qualify for Named Scholarships, which are offered additionally to Honors College Scholarships and require a separate application. These scholarships are funded by generous donations to the Honors College by corporate, individual, and other sponsors.  They require a separate application process, including an essay. The scholarships fund many different student populations; a partial list includes individual scholarships for engineering majors, first generation students, St. Louis city residents, business majors, students practicing nature photography, and many others.

Research Scholarships

In addition to merit and named scholarships, current Honors College students have the opportunity to apply for research funding through two unique scholarship funds. These require separate processes from all other scholarship applications:

James Doyle Scholarship for the Study of Social Justice

This scholarship is awarded to Pierre Laclede Honors College students doing independent study work that addresses issues of social justice. Honors students of any major who are planning on completing a relevant independent study project or internship in the next semester may contact Dean Ed Munn Sanchez or Associate Dean Kim Baldus for information. 

Amount of award:  Varies from $250 to $1500. This scholarship is not renewable.

Ken Mares Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students in the Pierre Laclede Honors College who are pursuing research opportunities in science and mathematics. Projects require approval/support from a faculty member, as well as appropriate credit hour enrollment.  Please contact Dean Ed Munn Sanchez or Associate Dean Kim Baldus for information.

Amount of award: Varies. This scholarship is not renewable.

Poster Printing

If you are presenting at an undergraduate conference this year and need assistance with financing the printing of your poster, please see the following instructions and application.

Additional Scholarships

Along with named scholarships offered to students in the Honors College, UMSL has additional scholarships available to its students each year. These scholarships require students to fill out an additional form.