Department Scholarships & Fellowships

FS2020-SP2021 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

Guidelines for Incoming Freshman*,†

Scholarship
Amount
ACT
Score
$3250 33+
$2750 32
$2250 31
$1750 30
$1250 <30

*as long as there is available funding.

†same as in FS2019-SP2020

Guidelines for Current Students/Upperclassman*,†

Scholarship
Amount
Cumulative
GPA
$3250 3.90+
$2750 3.70-3.89
$2250 3.50-3.69
$1750 3.40-3.49
$1250 3.30-3.39

*as long as there is available funding.

†same as in FS2019-SP2020

Undergraduate Scholarships

To  apply for scholarships visit the Missouri S&T Scholarship DatabaseWhile scholarships for incoming freshmen are assigned automatically, continuing students need to (re-)apply every year.  In case there exists a discrepancy between the amount posted on the DoC website and the awarded scholarship amount, please contact the Chair of the Scholarship Committee via email to chem@mst.edu.

Recipients shall be participating in summer research and have completed 60 credit hours prior to the summer term. First preference shall be given to analytical and bio- chemistry students. Recipients shall be considered a scholar.

You must be majoring in chemistry to be eligible for this award. This scholarship is awarded based on your level of achievement or potential and may be renewed over an eight semester period in which satisfactory progress is maintained.

You must be a student majoring in chemistry with an interest in paint and coatings to be eligible for this award. The chemistry department determines the number and amount of scholarships and criteria for nominating candidates.

You must be a student majoring in chemistry to be eligible for this award. Recipients are awarded on criteria selected by the Chemistry Department Scholarship Committee.

You must be an upper class student majoring in chemistry with an emphasis in polymer and coatings, and/or a family descendant who wishes to attend S&T to be eligible for this award.

You must be an academically proficient full-time student to be eligible for this award. First preference is given to students majoring in chemistry or biochemistry.

You must be a chemistry, life sciences, geology or environmental engineering major from Madison, Pike, Calhoun, Green or Macoupin counties in Illinois to be eligible for this award.

Chancellor's Scholarships for Undergraduates

Chancellor's Scholarship

Criteria:

Recent high school graduates that will be continuing their education at Missouri S&T the following fall are eligible for this scholarship. Students must be in the upper 10% of high school graduating class or have a GPA of 3.75 or better after six semesters, take the ACT (or SAT) test and receive an ACT score of 31 or higher or a SAT score of 1390 or higher, and be a resident of the state of Missouri and U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident. More information is available here. 

 

Recipients in the Chemistry Department

Ethan Hay (since FS20), Ingrid Winter (since FS20), Rachel Nixon (FS17 - SP20), Cailyn McKee (FS16 - SP19), Erin Nischwitz (FS16 - SP19), Alan Landers (FS12 - SP15), Joshua Grobe (FS11 - SP15), Micah Fouke (FS11 - SP12), Casey Burton (FS10- SP13), Kelsey Bass (FS10 - SP13), Acar Selin (FS09 - SP12), Caleb Marting (FS09 - SP12), Megan Oldroyd (FS08 - SP10)

Graduate Fellowships

Teaching and Research Assistant Opportunities

Criteria:

The salaries for teaching assistants and research assistants are competitive and match or exceed Stipend X requirements.  Stipend X payment schedules are posted here.

Guidelines for Summer GRA Support and Tuition are posted here.

Policy Memorandum No. II-26 (Revision of May 15, 2020)

Chancellor's Distinguished Fellowships

Criteria:

Incoming Ph.D. candidates with a GPA of 3.5 are also eligible for Chancellor's Distinguished Fellowships. These pay all tuition for the entire Ph.D. program. To be eligible for a Chancellor Fellowship for the fall semester, we need to have your completed application and all necessary documents by February 15 of the year when the scholarship is to begin. Earlier receipt of these documents will be helpful. Recipients are limited to American citizens and permanent residents.

Graduate Scholarships

The purpose of the fund is to provide assistance in research activities which seeks to promote research and education in science ethics.  The award shall be left to the discretion of the Chemistry Department Chair in accordance with the selection guidelines.

Additional Opportunities

Scholarship

Boren Awards

Awards of $10,000 to $30,000 fund undergraduates and graduate students seeking long-term cultural and linguistic immersion in Africa, Asia, Central & Easter Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

SMART Scholarships

The SMART Scholarship-for Service Program is available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a technical degree in one of the 21 STEM disciplines.

The Mike and Linda Evans Dean's Endowed Scholarship

To qualify, you must be a Missouri resident that is a first year student enrolled full-time at S&T with a 3.0 or greater cumulative GPA from high school. Your household EFC has to be 12,000 or below as determined by the FAFSA. You have to be majoring in a program in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB).

A $3,000 scholarship shall be awarded annually and is renewable as long as the recipient(s) remain in good academic standing and continue to meet all other criteria. Recipients of this prestigious award will have the opportunity to be paired with a mentor and will have access to additional funds to support professional development activities.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

Predoctoral fellowships (fact sheet) will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. 

AF Science & Technology Fellowship Programs Research Awards

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers postdoctoral and senior research awards at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) under the Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program (AF STFP).

We are actively seeking highly qualified candidates including recent doctoral recipients and senior researchers. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and should hold, or anticipate receiving, an earned doctorate in science or engineering. Awards are contingent upon completion of the doctoral degree.

NRC Research Associateship Programs Postdoctoral and Senior Research Awards

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers postdoctoral and senior research awards at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions at locations throughout the U.S and abroad. All research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens; some are open to U.S. permanent residents and foreign nationals.

We are actively seeking highly qualified candidates including recent doctoral recipients and senior researchers. Applicants should hold, or anticipate receiving, an earned doctorate in science or engineering. Awards are contingent upon completion of the doctoral degree. A limited number of opportunities in select fields are also available for graduate students. Degrees from universities abroad should be equivalent in training and research experience to a degree from a U.S. institution.

The Queen's Commonwealth Competition 

The aim of this competition is to encourage young writers from across the globe to explore the many facets of this critical issue. It has offered all Commonwealth youth aged 18 and under the opportunity to express their hopes for the future, opinions of the present, and thoughts on the past, through the written word.

FY2021 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program

The DoD NDSEG Program was created to increase the number of US citizens who are trained in science and engineering disciplines that are of military importance. It is a highly competitive fellowship program geared towards helping students to obtain their doctorate degree.