Opportunity Scholars Program

The Opportunity Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for St. Louis-area high school students to receive an all-inclusive, four-year scholarship to the University of Missouri–St. Louis, and opportunities to develop career experience. Interested candidates will need to meet the following general guidelines:

1) Candidates must be graduates of high schools in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area;

2) Current high school seniors, starting college in the Fall Semester following the application deadline, who meet 2 of these 3 criteria:

  • Rank in top 10% of high school class,
  • Have earned a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA,
  • Have a composite score of 26 or higher on the ACT (or SAT equivalent);

3) Demonstrated involvement and potential for leadership through extracurricular activities or community service.

4) Preference will be given to first-generation college students and/or underrepresented students.

For a detailed list of criteria and applications deadlines, or for more information about the program in general, please visit the Opportunity Scholars Program web site.

Opportunity Scholars Program Sponsors
This award covers tuition, fees, books, and on-campus living expenses.
Supplemental Questions
  1. Mother's Information (If the question does not apply, please enter "N/A.")
    • 1. Name
    • 2. Occupation
    • 3. Position
    • 4. Place of Employment
    • 5. Mother's Highest Level of Education Completed
  2. Father's Information (If the question does not apply to you, please enter "N/A.")
    • 1. Name
    • 2. Occupation
    • 3. Position
    • 4. Place of Employment
    • 5. Father's Highest Level of Education Completed
  3. Please describe why you want to attend UMSL and your reasons for pursuing your chosen major.
  4. Please discuss how you will use your intended major to become a vital contributor to the St. Louis workforce and community.
  5. Please describe any special talents, skills, abilities, or personal achievements you would like to note that you have not had a chance to write about in other parts of your application.
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