Brazeal Scholars

  • Bachelor
  • Tuition waiver and $15,000 + additional $6,000

This funding is one aspect of addressing the issues of affordability, access, and diversity in recruitment and retention of academically talented undergraduate students from ethnic groups that are typically underrepresented in higher education, particularly Black or African-American students.

University of Missouri - Columbia
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University of Missouri - Columbia

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  • The Brazeal award is open to incoming freshmen who are Black or African-American. Recipients must have a minimum ACT composite score of 32 or an SAT score of 1420 and be admitted to the MU Honors College.

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Recipients of the Brazeal Scholarship receive:

  • At least $15,000 per year, renewable for a total of four years
  • Waiver of out-of-state tuition (if necessary)
  • An additional $6,000 to cover the costs associated with an MU Study Abroad Program
  • Freshman year research placement


Essay of 500-750 words that addresses ONE of the following:

  • You may use your common application essay.
  • Your resume has told us about your accomplishments and experience. Please use this space to express a characteristic or attribute that forms part of your identity that is not reflected in your resume that would help us get to know you better.
  • Use this space to write a thank you note to someone that has impacted your life. Please explain what this meant specifically to you and how you feel that will carry forward in your college career.
  • Your Resume

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 Brazeal Scholars. These interviews usually occur in February and may include an on-campus component.