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College Scholarships

To fill out a scholarship application, please see the Office of Financial Aid’s website at http://financialaid.missouri.edu. For inquiries regarding a particular scholarship listed on this page, please visit the College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES) Development Office located in 122 Gwynn Hall or call (573) 882-7514.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Preparing young people to be leaders in their club, their communities, state and nation is the mission of 4-H. Therefore, this scholarship was established for freshmen who have participated in the Missouri State 4-H Council or have been involved in other 4-H leadership activities.

This scholarship was established by Ada Mae Woodruff Clough to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of HES who have demonstrated financial need. This scholarship shall not be available to students participating in Intercollegiate Athletics.

This award goes to a junior in the College who shows professional potential as evidenced by leadership and scholarship.

This award goes to worthy junior or senior students in the College of HES with preference to applicants considering Extension as a profession.

The Bea Litherland Smith Scholarship was initially endowed by Stephen B. Smith to honor his wife, Dr. Bea Smith, who served as Dean of the College of HES from 1977 to 2001 and led MU’s human sciences programs through an era of profound growth and change. Dr. Bea Smith believes deeply in the importance of student leadership opportunities. The scholarship is awarded to juniors who have shown early leadership promise in student organizations or activities.

Undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of HES. Preference is given to Campbell-Harrison alumnae and their descendants. The scholarship was established by the Campbell-Harrison Alumnae and from the proceeds of the sale of the Campbell-Harrison Cooperative House.

This scholarship is awarded to students in Rural Sociology, HES, Communications, Extension or a combination of these areas. Preference is given to those demonstrating professional potential. Financial need is considered, but is not a determining factor. It is awarded to recipients in the College of HES in even-numbered years. Preference is given to graduate students.

Financial need is the primary determinant in the selection of the recipient who shows satisfactory academic performance. First consideration is given to juniors or seniors, although graduate students may be considered. The scholarship is awarded to students in Agriculture and the College of HES in alternating years.

Given to a student pursuing a degree in the College of HES.

This scholarship is awarded annually to Missouri residents who are from Carl Junction, Mo., and enrolled in Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine or the College of HES. If there is no suitable applicant from Carl Junction, the scholarship is available to any student from Jasper County. Preference is given to a veteran or student from a large family. The recipient is selected through the Office of Financial Aid.

This scholarship is given to a student pursuing a degree in the College of HES.

For the purposes of this need-based scholarship program, the recipient will be in the high need category for financial aid, with preference given to Pell eligible students or students with an Estimated Family contribution (EFC) closet to Zero and the student must have financial need as defined by federal financial aid regulations. Preference shall be given to incoming freshman and/or transfer students who have earned an AA prior to enrolling at MU.

The scholarship is awarded to a sophomore enrolled in the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program who excels academically.

This scholarship is awarded to a student in the College of HES who is in need of financial assistance.

Undergraduates who are in need of financial assistance and show professional promise are eligible.

This award is for upperclassmen or graduate students in the Departments of Architectural Studies, Human Development & Family Studies, Nutritional Sciences, Personal Financial Planning, Textile and Apparel Management and the Program of Family and Consumer Sciences. Recipients shall be enrolled in the Intensive Writing Program or shall have completed the program. Preference is given to female students. Selection is based on merit and academic performance; financial need shall not be a consideration. Recipients are expected to write for the Vanguard magazine and other college publications.

This scholarship is awarded to outstanding seniors ranking in the upper half of their class. Recipients must be residents of Chariton County, Mo., enrolled in Agriculture, Engineering or the College of HES. It is administered through Financial Aid.

Awarded to a student who has demonstrated extreme financial need and acceptable scholarship achievement.

This is awarded to undergraduates in the College of HES.

This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in the Colleges of Agriculture, HES and Veterinary Medicine who are graduates of a high school in either Boone County or Callaway County in the State of Missouri. It is administered through the Office of Financial Aid.

This scholarship is given to undergraduates in the College of HES.

This scholarship is awarded to freshmen students who have a strong academic potential, exhibited leadership qualities in high school and demonstrate financial need.

This scholarship is awarded to a senior student in the College of HES in financial need and in recognition of overall activities and academic achievement. Preference is given to a student working his/her way through school.

Students must have a 3.0 or better grade point average and participate in extracurricular activities designed to enhance the students’ total education. Financial need is considered but is not the primary determining factor.

Given to an undergraduate pursuing a degree in the College of HES.

It is given to students in the College of HES who have demonstrated financial need, who are making satisfactory academic progress, working and from a rural background.

This endowment will permit the attraction of top-flight College of HES doctoral students. Students shall be pursuing a doctoral degree in one of the following areas: Architectural Studies, Nutritional Sciences, Personal Financial Planning, Textile and Apparel Management, Human Development and Family Studies.

This scholarship is awarded to students in the College of HES.

Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing degrees in the College of HES.

This scholarship is awarded to undergraduates in the College of HES who exhibit balance in academic achievement, service and other life dimensions, with special consideration given to leadership potential.

Established in honor Dr. Betty Martin and Dr. Joan Quilling, former College of HES faculty. This scholarship will assist the college in attracting top-flight graduate students to programs that have produced outstanding professional leaders, such as those represented by the donors who are making this fund possible. The awards shall be made to graduate students in the College of HES.

This is awarded on the basis of professional potential to a student in Social Science, Extension Service, the College of HES, Communications, or in combination with another area. Consideration is given to financial need. Preference is given to graduate students.

To provide one or more annual awards to undergraduates and/or graduates with demonstrated financial need.

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be given to students enrolled in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. The recipient(s) shall be selected upon demonstrated financial need, with preference given to students with a 2.75 – 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Awarded to sophomores, juniors or seniors in Agriculture or the College of HES. The recipients shall be children of families holding current Farm Bureau membership or shall hold a membership in their own names.

For students in the College of HES entering their junior year, this scholarship is awarded to a student showing professional potential as evidenced by leadership and scholarship.

This scholarship shall be awarded based on both financial need and academic achievement. Equal emphasis shall be placed on the financial needs of a student as well as the academic achievements of the student in high school, and the potential for academic success in college. The recipients shall be graduates of a high school in the State of Missouri, preferably long-time Missouri residents. It is administered through Financial Aid.

The scholarship is awarded with preference given to those preparing to teach Family and Consumer Sciences and to Missouri residents with demonstrated financial need and leadership potential.

Phi Upsilon Omicron, Rho Collegiate Chapter, and various donors endowed this scholarship to provide awards to students in the College of HES who are members of Phi Upsilon Omicron.

Two annual awards are given: the Treva Carpenter Kintner Outstanding Student Award for the student with the highest grade point average, and the Marilyn Caselman Outstanding Service Award for the student who has shown outstanding leadership and service to the chapter.

The award is provided to assist and encourage a mature student to return to school. The recipient must have completed 60 semester hours or more; preference is given to someone 30 years or older, although a younger candidate will be considered if other criteria are met. Priority shall be given to a student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and who has demonstrated financial need. Selected recipient does not have to be a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron.

This scholarship is for a beginning freshman based on scholarship, leadership, character and demonstrated financial need.

For students completing their junior year in the College of HES in the following areas: Architectural Studies, Human Development and Family Studies (a child life major), and Textile and Apparel Management. The award shall be rotated among the three departments, based on demonstrated financial need, with no consideration given to grade point average. Preference is given to students who participate in extra-curricular activities.

The Vera E. Neilsen Langford Scholarship is for scholarship awards to students in the College of HES.

An endowment was established in honor of Veta Adams, a member of the faculty for 20 years. The award provides scholarships for students who show professional potential and who earn a part of their college expenses. The award is intended for the special deserving student who may not meet guidelines for other awards.

This scholarship is for students who made at least average grades in high school, are in need of financial assistance and are of good moral character. Preference shall be given, but not limited, to females living in Boone County who are majoring in the College of HES.

Based on scholastic ability, high moral character and financial need, this award is given to a student in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources or the College of HES who is from Shelby County, Mo., or who attended a Shelby County high school. Preference is given to incoming freshmen.

This award is for a sophomore in the College of HES who has a high cumulative grade point average and is enrolled full-time. The scholarship may be maintained a second or third year while an undergraduate.

This scholarship is awarded to juniors who graduate from a Chariton County high school and major in Agriculture; Engineering; the College of HES; Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife; Veterinary Medicine or Education, preparing to teach in one of the above areas. It is administered through Financial Aid.

Graduate Scholarships

See complete list of Graduate Fellowship and Scholarship Awards.