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The Honors Program at Missouri Southern was established in 1984, along with scholarships funded from the Walter and Fredrica Evans family trust. This trust continues to supplement the Honors scholarship budget, while other funds come from the MSSU general fund. In competing for admission to the Honors Program, candidates are also competing for scholarships, which are awarded at three levels.

  • The Evans Fellowship. A minimum score at the 97th percentile on the ACT or SAT is required to be considered for this award. Currently, a 31 ACT composite is the 97th percentile. This will consist of a dollar amount up to tuition for 34 academic credits per year (including summer semester) plus room/board at the double-occupancy, 23-meal-plan rate. For Missouri residents in 2013-2014, this is worth $11,590. Additionally, out-of-state tuition will be covered for nonresidents.
  • The Evans Scholarship.  This will be a full tuition award with a dollar amount up to tuition for 34 academic credits per year (including summer semester). For Missouri residents in 2013-14, this is worth $5,888. Additionally, out-of-state tuition will be covered for nonresidents.
  • The Honors Scholarship. Approximately twenty-four of these will be awarded each year. This award will be $3500 per academic year, which is double the amount of the Presidential scholarship, the next-best institutional award. For non-residents who do not qualify for Lion Pride Tuition, this award will be doubled to $7,000/year.

These scholarships can apply only to tuition and, for the Evans Fellowship, room and board. They will be awarded as funds allow to the most highly qualified applicants as determined by the Honors Program Committee, and are renewable for up to eight semesters if the student continues to make acceptable progress as defined by the Honors Program and MSSU.

Students can receive only one academic award from MSSU. However, students who receive performance awards (such as music or athletics scholarships), the Missouri Department of Higher Education "Bright Flight" award or other external awards may receive these in addition to the scholarship from Southern. Furthermore, students who arrange with MSSU to study abroad for a fall or spring semester may apply their scholarships to cover the cost of attendance at the foreign university, if the foreign university and MSSU have an exchange agreement in place.

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