Blatchford Scholars

  • Bachelor
  • At least $2,000.

This scholarship is intended to support Native American students who seek to academically excel and who wish to use their education to give back to their tribe and community. Today, the fund is supported by Native American graduates of Mizzou, and others, who are committed to the success of Native Americans through education.

A scholarship of at least $2,000 a year, renewable for a total of up to four years and, if needed, a waiver of out-of-state tuition. Blatchford Scholars also participate in a research placement for their first year and can renew this placement for subsequent years.

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  • The Blatchford award is open to incoming freshmen of Native American descent who can document either tribal membership or provide a CDIB card. Recipients must have a minimum ACT composite score of 28 or an SAT score of 1300 and be admitted to the MU Honors College.

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  • Minimum $2,000 per year.


Incoming freshmen who are eligible for this scholarship program can click here for instructions on how to apply.

Instead of the research essay prompt, please address the following question: In what ways will you use your education to further the goals and mission of your tribe and the standing of Native American peoples throughout the United States? (500-750 words)

If you are a finalist in the application process, an Honors College representative will reach out to you and schedule an interview with faculty, staff, and current Blatchford Scholars. These interviews usually occur in February and may include an on-campus component. Once a decision is made notifications will be sent out by March 15th.