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Freshmen Merit Scholarships

A first-time college student will automatically be considered for Admissions scholarships when the student is admitted to the University. Students are given priority consideration when they are admitted on or before March 1 preceding the start of the academic year. Students must enroll at UMSL in the fall semester immediately following their high school graduation.

There are three factors used to determine which Admission scholarship a student is eligible for:

  • ACT Composite score (or the SAT(I) Total equivalent)
  • One of the following:
    1. Class Rank, if reported by your high school
    2. Core GPA, which is not always the same as High School GPA. Please click here for more information about the Core GPA

The ACT Composite score (or SAT(I) Total score) will always be included when determining a student's eligibility. We will then consider the Class Rank (if reported) and the Core GPA. In the event a student qualifies for two different scholarships because the Class Rank and the Core GPA result in two different scholarships, we will award the student the higher of the two. Below is a listing of each Admission scholarship for incoming Freshman as well as the criteria that will be used to determine if a student is eligible.

 

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Curators' Scholarship

Amount $6,000 per year
Criteria Incoming first-time freshmen Missouri residents who score a 28 or higher on the ACT (or SAT equivalent) and either rank in the top 5% of high school class or have a High School Core Grade Point Average of 3.8. Full-time enrollment at UMSL required.
Renewal

Recipients must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours between the Fall and Spring semesters at UMSL and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better. Renewable for 6 additional semesters (8 semesters total). Students may use one semester in the summer as long as they are enrolled full time. Must be classified as an undergraduate student pursuing their first Bachelor’s Degree.

 

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Chancellor's Scholarship

Amount $5,000 per year
Criteria Incoming first-time freshmen who score a 26 or higher on the ACT (or SAT equivalent) and either rank in the top 10% of high school class or have a High School Core Grade Point Average of 3.5. Full-time enrollment at UMSL required.
Renewal

Recipients must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours between the Fall and Spring semesters at UMSL and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Renewable for 6 additional semesters (8 semesters total). Students may use one semester in the summer as long as they are enrolled full time. Must be classified as an undergraduate student pursuing their first Bachelor’s Degree.

 

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University Scholarship

Amount $3,000 per year
Criteria Incoming first-time freshmen who score a 25 or higher on the ACT (or SAT equivalent) and either rank in the top 25% of high school class or have a High School Core Grade Point Average of 3.25. Full-time enrollment at UMSL required.
Renewal

Recipients must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours between the Fall and Spring semesters at UMSL and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Renewable for 6 additional semesters (8 semesters total). Students may use one semester in the summer as long as they are enrolled full time. Must be classified as an undergraduate student pursuing their first Bachelor’s Degree.

 

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Academic Scholarship

Amount $2,000 per year
Criteria Incoming first-time freshmen who score a 24 or higher on the ACT (or SAT equivalent) and either rank in the top 25% of high school class or have a High School Core Grade Point Average of 3.0. Full-time enrollment at UMSL required.
Renewal

Recipients must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours between the Fall and Spring semesters at UMSL and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Renewable for 6 additional semesters (8 semesters total). Students may use one semester in the summer as long as they are enrolled full time. Must be classified as an undergraduate student pursuing their first Bachelor’s Degree

 

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UMSL Bound Scholarship

Amount $2,000 per year
Criteria  ACP students/ Incoming first-time freshmen who qualify for admission to UMSL.
Renewal  This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years as long as students maintain a 3.0 GPA. There is no additional application for this scholarship. It is automatic once students have been admitted to UMSL. This scholarship cannot be combined with merit-based scholarships. 

 

NOTE: These scholarships are mutually exclusive and cannot be combined or stacked with one another. These scholarships are open to US citizens or permanent residents.