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MU Announces New Scholarship Initiatives, New Chancellor’s Award

Scholarships nearly double for certain awards

Sept. 06, 2013

Story Contact(s):
Mary Banken, BankenM@missouri.edu, 573-882-6211

Editor’s note: MU Chancellor Brady Deaton will be available for interviews between 11 and 11:45 a.m., Friday, Sept. 6. Please call Mary Jo Banken (573-882-6212) to schedule an interview.

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— Recognizing the growing cost of higher education in the nation and to maintain and continue the highest quality for which the University of Missouri has become known, today Chancellor Brady Deaton announced that MU scholarships for high-ability students will be increased for students enrolling at Mizzou for the first time in Fall 2014.Specifically, the plan includes the following changes:

-Chancellor’s Award (new scholarship)

  • Awarded to students in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes
  • Composite score of 31 or higher on ACT or combined critical reading and math SAT score of 1360 or higher
  • Must graduate from an accredited high school
  • Missouri resident
  • Scholarship is worth $6,500

-Curators Award

  • Awarded to students in the top 5 percent of their high school graduating classes
  • Composite score of 28 or higher on ACT or combined critical reading and math SAT score of 1250 or higher
  • Missouri resident
  • Must graduate from an accredited high school
  • Scholarship is worth $4,500 (previous value was $3,500)

-Mark Twain Non-resident Scholarship

  • Awarded to students in the top 50 percent of their high school graduating classes
  • Composite score of 27 or higher on ACT or combined critical reading and math SAT score of 1220 or higher
  • Out-of-state student
  • Must graduate from an accredited high school
  • Scholarship ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 (previous range was $2,000 to $5,500)

“At MU, we have chosen to shape our destiny through a strategic planning process that incorporates careful, long-range budget planning and enrollment management,” MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said. “We are two universities in one – Missouri’s land-grant university and its premier public research university.  Therefore, we have two sets of obligations: to provide access to qualified students who wish to experience the type of education offered by a great flagship university and to provide the highest quality education possible from a leading AAU research university. We are interested in attracting the highest ability students as well as any students who qualify for admission and truly want to succeed.”

“The focus of this new scholarship plan is to continue to attract high-ability students to our great university,” said Ann Korschgen, vice provost for enrollment management. “We hope that this new scholarship package will demonstrate our commitment to helping those who have shown great potential in high school and who are committed to attending MU for a quality education that will enable them to succeed in our global economy.”

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